DISCOVER THE COTSWOLDS
In the area around Lower Mill Estate, there are hundreds of local events to enjoy: festivals, markets, exhibitions, performances, country fairs and seasonal celebrations. Experiment with Cajun and Zydeco Music at the biggest gathering of its kind in the UK; visit festivals of Cricket, Jazz, Literature, Music and Science; or watch more eccentric entertainments, such as 6-a-side football – played in the river at Bourton-on-the-Water. And the perfect end to a memorable day? Knowing that the quiet and luxury of the estate awaits.
See www.cotswolds.info for further information on local events.
OUR TOP 10 THINGS TO DO...
THE SOURCE OF THE RIVER THAMES
The source is marked by a solitary stone with the inscription:
The Conservation of the River Thames
This Stone was Placed Here to Mark the Source of the River Thames
Why not take a leisurely walk or bike ride with the family to the source of the river Thames, on your way stop of for lunch at a tradition English Cotswold pub.
A DAY AT THE RACES - CHELTENAHM RACECOURSE
Cheltenham, the jewel in Jump racing's crown, plays host to the best jumping action in the world from 350 spectacular acres in the lee of the beautiful Cotswold hills.
Whether you're here on a crisp bright October day or a balmy evening in May, you'll feel that unmistakable Cheltenham magic. The racing, the setting, the tradition and history, the shared sense of enjoyment all combine to give everyone, from those sampling our finest hospitality to the race-goers on the course, an experience they'll never forget.
Telephone: +44 (0)1242 513014
LUNCH AT THE POTTING SHED
The philosophy of the Potting Shed is to focus on a creative, British seasonal menu accompanied by a selection of quality British ales and an uncompromising and interesting choice of wine, champagne and port.
Our menu changes monthly to reflect the best of seasonal produce, which is locally sourced and where possible, grown in our vegetable patch at the rear of the pub.
Telephone: +44 (0)1666 577833
Since Opening the The Waterpark’s first cableski in 2006, WMSki has introduced over 40,000 people to wakeboarding, one of Europe’s fastest growing sports. WMSki run introductory sessions three times a day during the Summer which are aimed at people with no previous experience who fancy giving it a go. WMSki also run special “Kids Sessions” on a Sunday morning where the cable runs slower and we pick them up in a boat if they fall off! Wakeboarding is a fantastic new way to enjoy the lakes while getting fit at the same time, so why not give it a go?
Telephone: 0845 895 9000
VISIT BOURTON ON THE WATER – THE VENICE OF THE COTSWOLDS
The Cotswolds have always been looked upon as the Heart of England.
It is one of the few regions with an architectural style all of its own and
the steeply pitched roofs, stone mullions and dormer windows are typical.
Built almost exclusively in warm yellow Cotswold stone, this delightful
village has such a unique appeal to visitors and residents alike.
Regularly voted one of the prettiest villages in England. Bourton-on-the-Water
has more than its share of Cotswold houses and cottages, many of them
three hundred years old, some dating back to Elizabethan times four
hundred years ago.
Telephone:+44 (0)1451 820211
COTSWOLD WILDLIFE PARK
Cotswold Wildlife Park is set in 160 acres of parkland and gardens around a listed Victorian Manor House and has been open to the public since 1970.
The Park is home to a fascinating and varied collection of mammals, birds, reptiles and invertebrates from all over the world and aspires to show animals to people - so that they can come to understand and respect all forms of wildlife; to understand what is special about each species, and how the various species have evolved over very long periods of time, adjusting to survive in habitats from many parts of the earth.
Telephone: +44 (0)1993 823006
COTSWOLD FARM PARK
Visitors of all ages to the Cotswold Farm Park will be in for a treat when they find themselves amongst an unrivalled group of British farm rare breeds including sheep, cattle, pigs, goats, horses, poultry and waterfowl.
Other attractions include farm safari rides, indoor tractor school, a soft play area and adventure playground, farm nature trail and seasonal demonstrations such as lambing in the spring. Facilities include toilets, gift shop and restaurant. The pathways around the farm are grass, concrete or gravelled and suitable for visitor's with disabilities and wheelchairs.
Telephone: +44 (0)1451 850307
HOT AIR BALLOON RIDE
Ballooning in the Cotswolds offers you the opportunity to fulfil ambitions or to share the experience of a lifetime. Drift slowly with the wind over the beauty of the Cotswold Landscape and enjoy the unique combination of exhilaration and serenity that you will discover aboard a Hot Air Balloon Flight.
A Balloon Ride from one of our launch sites at Cirencester, Stroud, Bourton on the Water or Cotswold Water Park near Swindon will be a flight to remember. The experience will be celebrated with a glass of Champagne and Flight Certificate.
Telephone: +44 (0)1453 753221
Le Champignon Sauvage 2 Michelin Stars Cheltenham
No. 5, 1 Michelin Stars Winchcombe
Check our list of reccommended places to eat out.
WESTONBIRT NATIONAL ARBORETUM
One of the most spectacular tree collections in the world.
A place to relax and recharge, a place to learn and a
resource for science.
Telephone: +44 (0)1666 880220
Visit a working trout farm....
Bibury Trout Farm is one of Britain’s oldest, and certainly most attractive, Trout Farms.
15 acres in one of the most beautiful valleys in the Cotswolds, the Coln Valley. The crystal clear waters of the Bibury Spring provide the essential pure water required to run the hatchery which spawns up to 6 million trout ova every year.
Telephone: +44 (0)1285 740215
ROMAN CIRENCESTER (CORINIUM)
Visit the Corinium Museum and step back in time. Learn what the Romans did for us, and how life wouldn’t be the same without them!
Take a peek through a Roman town house, and enjoy the sights and smells of our Roman garden. Marvel at the stunning mosaics, and experience what it was like to be a Roman soldier.
The Corinium Museum has one of the finest and most extensive Roman collections in the country. Corinium, Roman Cirencester, was the second largest Roman town outside London and the major Roman administration centre for south-western Britain.
Telephone: +44 (0)1285 655611
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