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19 pictures that prove autumn is the best time to visit the Cotswolds

PUBLISHED: 11:01 12 September 2017 | UPDATED: 12:37 12 September 2017

Autumn in Stratford Park, Stroud (c) P J Photography / Shutterstock

Autumn in Stratford Park, Stroud (c) P J Photography / Shutterstock

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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?

Admire the collection of trees to be found at Westonbirt Aboretum bursting with colour once the summer comes to an end...

...and spot the golden yellows and rich reds which fill the trees of Batsford Aboretum.

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Enjoy a quieter moment in the popular, pretty villages of Bourton-on-the-Water...

...and Lower Slaughter, as the colder weather draws in.

Lower Slaughter In The Cotswolds

There are plenty of places to enjoy an autumn walk including Minster Lovell Hall...

Autumn 2..Minster Lovell, Oxfordshire.

...or through the stunning grounds of Blenheim Palace...

Blenheim Palace

...or even Laurie Lee’s stomping ground – Slad Valley!

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Feel the leaves crunch beneath your feet in the Forest of Dean...

Autumn in the Forest of Dean

...and embrace the mesmerising autumnal view from the top of Symonds Yat.

autumn landscape1-Symonds Yat

The morning mist captured in Colt St. Aldwyns is breathtaking...

Cotswolds Morning Mist

...and within the trees of Badbury Hill too!

Misty Woodland [EXPLORED]

Leaves begin to litter the banks of the River Eye, Lower Slaughter...

Lower Slaughter

...and cover the Cotswold countryside in hues of yellow, orange and red.

The Little Puddle

The autumnal weather is the perfect excuse to warm up in a cosy tea room...

Tea Rooms in Bradford-on-Avon

...indulge in an afternoon tea...

2/365 Afternoon tea

...or visit a Cotswold countryside pub and grab a seat in front of the fireplace.

the Ebrington Arms

We might be biased but we love spending our time in the Cotswolds all year round...

Cotswolds Autumn

However there’s something rather special about autumn...

Glimpse of sunlight

...and we hope you agree!

Cotswold Autumn

For those who long for a snowy scene or the first signs of spring, these articles may be more to you liking!

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