The Cotswolds

Exclusive guide to the best holiday destinations in The Cotswolds, independent reviews from award-winning travel writers

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Lygon Arms, Broadway, Cotswolds 

The celebrity quotient is not surprising given the Lygon is the epitome of an English country hotel as viewed through a movie director’s lens

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Mercure Cheltenham Queens Hotel. Cheltenham

As the first purpose-built hotel in Europe, it seems fitting that the Mercure Cheltenham Queens Hotel still dominates the loveliest neighbourhood of what must be the most beautiful Regency town in England, Cheltenham Spa.

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Cotswolds88 Hotel. Cotswolds goes hip.

Step into Cotswolds88 hotel, set in the beautiful village of Painswick and you’d be excused for thinking you’d just stepped off the London Overground into East London’s hippest new joint. From outside the hotel, the design is very much in keeping with the local area, complete with traditional cream Cotswold stone.

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