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Life In The Cotswolds

Explore well-trodden paths; discover hidden gems

With an eclectic mix of busy towns and secret treasures, there is plenty to find in the Cotswolds. If it’s the city buzz you’re seeking don't discount what Cheltenham can deliver.  A town built around a thriving café culture, often rebadged as the Festival town, its annual cultural festival programme deliver a host of events and big names.  If you still need more then Birmingham, Bristol and Oxford are all less than an hour away with easy transport links available.


Stunning Countryside

The stunning Cotswold escarpment sits alongside the buzz of Cheltenham. With views across the River Severn and beyond, the hills offer delights for walkers, climbers or just those who like to get away from the bustle of towns and cities, while Cheltenham satisfies the need for a livelier pace.

Out on the town

From designer boutiques to hidden shopping precincts, Cheltenham offers some excellent opportunities for the fashion conscious, while towns such as Stroud and Cirencester offer locally produced crafts and markets. With pubs and clubs that cater to all tastes around Cheltenham and Gloucester, live music of all genres is never far away.

Family days out

When the weekend comes, there is plenty to explore. From miniature villages and farm parks to national arboretums and the historic docks and roman remains, there really is something for everyone.


Take it all in

With festivals, sports and culture to choose from, there is always something to see in and around the Cotswolds. World class festivals attract some of the best international talent to Cheltenham every year, premiership rugby can be watched at Kingsholm Stadium in Gloucester and the Everyman Theatre in Cheltenham welcomes fantastic plays and shows throughout the year.


Schools & Education

Cheltenham offers a large number of schools with outstanding OFSTED ratings, and results to match. Choose from first rate state schools, excellent grammar schools and a number of private education settings, the Cotswolds will look after all your educational needs.

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With such a fantastic range of schools in the region, we simply cannot list them all here. For further information on your family’s educational options, please use the Government school comparison tool.

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