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Places

Blow away those post-Yuletide blues with this January jaunt from stunning Dover’s Hill to picturesque Chipping Camden in the footsteps of novelist Graham Greene

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“It is always a joy to find out about a town’s past and celebrate its heritage. Wool may no longer be Shipston’s main commodity or focus, but it does still weave its way into community life in a special way.”

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Following in the footsteps of some of the greats to have drawn inspiration from the Cotswolds landscape

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Snowdrops bring great joy in the early months of the year, signifying the warmer weather ahead. We pick 9 of the most magical places to explore these beautiful flowers

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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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Travel

Friday, January 18, 2019

Whether you’re after a romantic break for two, a getaway with friends or a base to explore the beauty of the region, these cosy Cotswold cottages, available to book via Airbnb are the perfect places to enjoy your stay

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Tuesday, December 11, 2018

After a stress-free shopping experience browsing designer brands this Christmas? Look no further than the luxury offerings of Mailbox in Birmingham

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Tuesday, September 11, 2018

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

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Friday, August 17, 2018

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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Friday, July 27, 2018

From A to Z, we scroll through the alphabet and reveal 26 reasons why the Cotswolds is such a wonderful place for visitors to explore, and residents to call home

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Walks

Blow away those post-Yuletide blues with this January jaunt from stunning Dover’s Hill to picturesque Chipping Camden in the footsteps of novelist Graham Greene

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Friday, January 11, 2019

Snowdrops bring great joy in the early months of the year, signifying the warmer weather ahead. We pick 9 of the most magical places to explore these beautiful flowers

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Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Celebrate the other side of Yuletide in the South Gloucestershire village of Marshfield, where on Boxing Day a curious procession from another age can be seen making its way along the High Street...

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Friday, December 14, 2018

The Cotswolds are abundant with picture perfect locations ideal for a ramble. Gather loved ones, wrap up warm and blow away the cobwebs with one of these winter walks in the region

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Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Stephen Roberts walks in the footsteps of the Oxford scholar who enjoyed attending parties dressed as a polar bear, and once chased a neighbour while dressed as an axe-wielding Anglo-Saxon

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Restaurant Reviews

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

With a focus on creating healthier Indian cuisine, and using only natural ingredients, its clear to see the Indian Brasserie want to ensure diners enjoy flavoursome and authentic dishes

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Celebrity Interviews

Actor Craig Parkinson mesmerised a nation as DI Matthew ‘Dot’ Cottan in hit BBC drama Line of Duty. But Britain’s favourite baddie has many strings to his bow – including a phenomenally successful, award-winning podcast. Katie Jarvis almost joins him in his local for lunch

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Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Ben Miller tells Katie Jarvis why he loves Kemble Station, the New Inn at Coln and the village of Bagenden...and how he still hasn’t met Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen

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Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Julian Dunkerton has moved his family’s cider-making business from Herefordshire to the outskirts of Cheltenham, where it boasts a state-of-the-art production unit and a stylish new shop. But don’t think the heart of the business has changed one whit: it still honours the core values Ivor and Susie Dunkerton held dear when they planted their first apple tree, nearly 40 years ago

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Friday, October 5, 2018

How does it feel to interview Sir Michael Parkinson, the nation’s best-ever interviewer? Katie Jarvis takes a very deep breath – and finds out

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Friday, August 31, 2018

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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Events

The weekend is fast approaching and for those still deciding how to spend their Friday through to Sunday, we pick 5 of the best ways to spend your weekend in the Cotswolds

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Whatever you music taste, and whether you’re going along with a group of friends or the whole family, there’s a festival to suit you in the Cotswolds! We pick 15 unmissable festivals to attend in the region this year...

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Tuesday, January 8, 2019

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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Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Hundreds of participating National Lottery-funded visitor attractions across the UK are saying ‘thanks’ to people who have raised money for good causes by buying a lottery ticket, including a number of venues in the Cotswolds

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Monday, December 3, 2018

Applications are now open for a new competition that will give people from Gloucestershire the chance to see their food and drink products or ideas appear on supermarket shelves across the county

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Arts

Whatever you music taste, and whether you’re going along with a group of friends or the whole family, there’s a festival to suit you in the Cotswolds! We pick 15 unmissable festivals to attend in the region this year...

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Thursday, January 17, 2019

“There’s plenty of vulgarity, toilet humour, ridiculousness, spot-on impressions, quick wit, and for the Harry Potter nerds like me, lots of in-jokes.” Liz Hartland reviews the Spontaneous Players’ Spontaneous Potter at the Barn Theatre in Cirencester

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Tuesday, December 18, 2018

If you fancy a Christmas offering that’s absolutely ‘Just So’, then head to Cirencester’s Barn Theatre for a musical that has just about everything, says Miles Jarvis

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Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Swan Lake. We know the music, we know the iconic imagery of the beautiful ballerina dressed as a swan, but I’m guessing that without reading the libretto in the program, most people don’t know the story. Which is why the audience relies on the dancers to tell us.

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Tuesday, December 11, 2018

This year sees the 40th anniversary of the publication of Raymond Briggs’ original picture book The Snowman. With three performances of the animated film – with live orchestra – coming to Gloucester Cathedral next month, we thought we’d catch up with Rachel Whibley, managing director of Carrot Productions (and occasional snowman), to find out more...

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Interiors

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The Cotswolds is a beautiful part of the country, and it’s no surprise that many people choose to retire to the area and downsize into their forever home. Angela at Bower Willis Designs talks about designing a future proof kitchen that will suit your needs for years to come

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Behind the layers of woodchip wallpaper and exposed gas pipes was a Georgian beauty just waiting to be discovered, and Charlotte and Oliver Haines were determined to find her

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Wednesday, January 2, 2019

Your home is an extension of yourself, your taste and style, and choosing furniture and especially a bespoke furniture maker isn’t always the easiest decision to make. We speak to Laura Cole at Cotswood Fine Furniture about the advantages of choosing truly bespoke furniture for your home

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Christmas in the Wilson household is a heartwarming, traditional family affair

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From 1970s horror to 21st-century chic, Sami and Kate Attia have transformed their beautiful Regency apartment in the city of Bath

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Recipes

Monday, July 30, 2018

Here’s a recipe that will satisfy even the most hard to please chocoholics

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