19 times the Cotswolds was prettier than a Christmas card

PUBLISHED: 10:40 19 December 2018 | UPDATED: 15:57 19 December 2018

Lower Slaughter buried in snow (c) stocker1970 / Shutterstock

Lower Slaughter buried in snow (c) stocker1970 / Shutterstock

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Twinkling Christmas lights, frosty landscapes and breathtaking views, it doesn't get much prettier than these picture-perfect Cotswold scenes

When you think of the Cotswolds you might imagine spectacular scenery…

...and in the winter its made even more magical when covered in a blanket of frost.

Shimmering on the rooftops of Painswick

…and glistening on the doorways of Stanton.

Nothing quite beats watching the sun rise over the Cotswold countryside.

The charming village of Broadway twinkles with pretty festive lights…

…and there are plenty of Christmas markets including the bustling festive activity in Moreton-in-Marsh.

Don’t worry there’s plenty more places to pick up presents including Stroud…

…or Cirencester, where you can admire some of the region’s architecture while perusing gifts

We’re putting a Cotswold hamper on our list this year!

While you take a bracing winter walk marvelling at some of the Cotswolds’ prettiest scenery…

…why not visit some of the region’s most iconic landmarks?

Maybe take a trip to one of the Cotswolds’ most enchanting stately homes and gardens this Christmas…

…there’s plenty to do at Blenheim Palace

…and plenty to see at Dyrham Park.

You might see some snow in the Cotswolds…

…and you’ll definitely have to wrap up warm.

The Cotswolds is a special place to be in the winter…

…and we can’t help but love all the winter moments in the region.

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