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Giffords Circus brings its brand new, socially distanced, all-singing, all-dancing circus show and dining extravaganza to 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 eight places in the Cotswolds to enjoy an al fresco dip

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Cotswold villages are some of the most beautiful in Britain – think honey-coloured cottages, cosy pubs, tiny tearooms and narrow streets. We pick ten of the prettiest Cotswolds villages to explore.

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What happens to rescued animals during a pandemic? We visited some of our best-loved shelters across the Cotswolds to see what they - and their carers - have been up to

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Christopher Smith delves into the mysterious history of Campden House and the man who built it

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Keep that rubber on the road with a motivational refuel at one of these top cycling cafés in the Cotswolds

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Rachel Johnson’s book, Rake’s Progress, about her ill-fated attempt to be elected as a pro-Remain MEP for Change UK is hilarious, wise, and (at times) a knowingly hide-behind-the-sofa cringe. Katie Jarvis caught up with her in lockdown to ask life’s important questions. Such as, has she managed a haircut yet?

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We’ve found some amazing archive footage that will transport you back to simpler times in the Cotswolds

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The ideal way to enjoy the undulating green landscape of the Cotswolds is to slip on your walking shoes and go outdoors. There are a lot of well-trodden routes offering fantastic views of this region of England. Here’s our pick of the best...

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Cheltenham Music Festival has curated a digital celebration this year, highlighting what is unique and innovative about the Festival. Cheltenham Music Festival: Replay will be available for free on the Cheltenham Festivals website from Saturday 4 July

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Stephen Roberts comes up with a compendium of the wackiest things to do in the area

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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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Coronavirus might have scuppered plans for this year’s Moreton Show, but resilience, adaptability and creativity will see it growing ever stronger from its well-established roots in 2021

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Our beloved Cheltenham Festivals have been put on hold during the coronavirus crisis – but they’re as busy as ever! Their creative education work has been providing solace for young and old alike during lockdown. July is traditionally Cheltenham Music Festival month: Katie Jarvis spoke with Ali Mawle, the festivals’ director of learning and public engagement, about how we can all benefit from their work

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From the joys of the Scarecrow Festival to the thrill of smashing wall tiles on the road, the Cotswold cousins have it covered

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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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English Wine Week is a celebration of the great producers of the country, organised by WineGB. This year the week runs from Saturday 20th June to Sunday 28th June to mark the start of a glorious summer of wine. Here, The Wine Tipster tours us through his top 5 Cotswold vineyards to look out for during English Wine Week

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British chieftain Caractacus made his last stand here; the author of The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe lived here as a child; violinist Nigel Kennedy has played some pretty wild sessions in the town’s St Ann’s Well; and its water is known the world over. Katie B Morgan welcomes us to Malvern with her latest brilliant map

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Modern-day Malmesbury has a positive vision of the future and innovative plans to boost the town’s economy as the lockdown is lifted

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When Nell Gifford told her niece, Lil Rice, “I need you”, Lil dropped everything. Now Giffords Circus’s producer and one of its headlining acts, Lil talks to Katie Jarvis about losing Nell. And about the Hooley, the magical Celtic show Nell planned – the show that will help bring happiness and healing once lockdown is lifted

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