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Tracy Spiers takes Emily, daughter number two, who shares her love for anything historical, to this vibrant place and get lost in a heady mix of wild bears, Middle Age punishing devices, timber-framed buildings and live bees

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Whether you’re thinking of keeping a couple of goats as pets or rearing a small herd for milking or meat production, Lizzie Dyer of Just Kidding can tell you everything you could possibly want to know about these idiosyncratic creatures

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St Mary de Crypt Church and the Old Crypt Schoolroom in Gloucester produced two world famous Christian leaders, schooled ‘Long John Silver’, and is the burial place of ‘Ebenezer Scrooge’

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Crunchy leaves under foot, bracing walks in beautiful countryside, mugs of hot chocolate in cosy tea rooms and charming pubs with roaring fireplaces – what’s not to love about autumn in the Cotswolds?

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Stephanie Walton takes her best friends Severus and Lily for a water-based adventure on the Cotswold lakes

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Where better to spend an August afternoon than amid the literary history of handsome Garsington Manor?

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Janet Devereux of Pigs Inn Heaven gives some pointers to those thinking of keeping pigs as pets

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If only walls could talk! Featuring gorgeous Cotswold almshouses, stunning market squares and honey-coloured architecture, we pick 8 beautifully historic market towns to visit in the region

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Never one to turn down a challenge, Tracy Spiers attempts to munch her way through an onion the size of a grapefruit in the market town of Newent

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You’re very welcome to leave your hat on when you go to see The Everyman’s production of The Full Monty this month, but expect Gary Lucy et al to bare all

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If you’re looking for things to do in the Cotswolds this month, we have gathered plenty of events for you to pop in your diary

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“We are pleased to support as many local children as possible to get access to performing arts tuition so that they can achieve their goals and develop confidence by getting involved with the artistic and education programmes at the Barn.”

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A postcard from Tetbury

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

It’s a thriving market town close to the heart of HRH the Prince of Wales and it came to life thanks to the growth of the Cotswold wool trade

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Ad Feature: 6 of the prettiest wedding barns in the Cotswolds

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

With gorgeous, rolling countryside and historic towns and villages, and plenty of stunning venues, the Cotswolds make a wonderful setting for a wedding. Here are 6 of the prettiest wedding barns to host your special day

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With just a few weeks until the grand opening, Cotswold Life was offered a hard-hat tour of the new John Lewis store on Cheltenham’s High Street.

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This month Worcester Racecourse celebrates its 300th Anniversary. Stephen Roberts returns to his roots to find out more about the place known as ‘Pitchcroft’

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With close connections to the M5, M40 and M4, and a convenient two hour train journey to London, the Cotswolds are the perfect location for a spa weekend away. Here are eight of our favourite places to go.

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Enjoy a day in the sunshine at these wonderful Pick Your Own fruit farms in the Cotswolds...

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On a sunny day there’s nothing quite like making a splash at the pool. From community-run lidos to luxury outdoor pools, we pick 8 places in the Cotswolds to enjoy an al fresco dip

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A postcard from Woodstock

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Tracy Spiers visited this attractive place a year ago and returned to find it bustling and vibrant, with new independent shops to visit and familiar friendly faces ready to welcome both herself and her family

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