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25 pictures that capture the true beauty of the Cotswolds

PUBLISHED: 16:58 02 June 2016

Quintessential English scenes for which people travel from far and wide to see © Shutterstock

Quintessential English scenes for which people travel from far and wide to see © Shutterstock

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From mysterious country trails, to the most popular Cotswold scenes, we’ve found 25 pictures from around the region we believe are truly beautiful

Of course we know Arlington Row in Bibury is super pretty…

but sometimes it is necessary to go off the beaten track

to find some of the Cotswold’s most beautiful and best kept secrets.

From Cleeve Hill,

to Broadway Tower

amongst the Cotswold lavender,

or the rolling countryside of Haresfield Beacon

some of us are lucky to have views like this from our bedroom windows.

With waterside scenes like those found in Bourton-on-the-Water,

Lower Slaughter,

and Lechlade… Who needs the seaside?

Perhaps you might catch the sunrise over Burford

or South Cerney.

You might even see the sunset over Cheltenham,

or Coaley Peak!

Early spring, you’ll find snowdrops like these in Painswick Rococo Garden,

And in the autumn, expect golden trees like these in Westonbirt Arboretum.

A visit to Gloucester docks feels like you’ve stepped back in time.

And the unique skylines,

early morning views,

and higgledy-piggledy cottages of the Cotswolds…

make quintessential english scenes for which people travel from far and wide to see.

So next time you come to the Cotswolds,

look out for the mysterious country roads that get you thinking…

I wonder where this leads?

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