Cotswolds, England

Hello everyone and welcome to Travel Tuesday! My name is Amanda and I blog over at Rhyme & Ribbons. You can also find me on Instagram. In the fall, I was lucky enough to travel a bit through the Cotswolds, and I’d like to present a small picture of the area to you today!

The Cotswolds are a famously beautiful part of England, and the village of Bourton on the Water is no exception. (It’s even an official “Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty”.) I happened to arrive in the town just as they were starting their Remembrance Day ceremony.

The area is also famous for it’s predominantly stone homes. These beautiful villages were built in the time when English wool was king and they were racking in the big bucks. Bourton on the Water has about 4,000 inhabitants and is therefore considered a “larger” village for the area. It has a really picturesque High Street with the River Windrush running alongside it. Maybe I wouldn’t have loved living there as a teenager, but I’d certainly love to live there now!

Also if you are obsessed with “Buffy” or “Angel” like I am, you might recognise the area from an episode of “Angel” called “A Hole in the World” where Spike and Angel are looking for, predictably, an ancient demon in order to save Fred.
Bourton on the Water clockcotswolds in the fallchurch tower remembrancechurch guardmemorialleafy carstone and waterducksRiver

Have you traveled through the Cotswolds before?

  • Charlotte

    I’ve never been but you really make me want to! The english countryside is such a wonderful place. And what a lovely village! I love that car-hedge. :)

    • Amanda @ Rhyme & Ribbons

      It’s so lovely there and the car-hedge just makes me giggle! x

  • Elizabeth @Something Saturdays

    Beautiful! We did a mini road trip around the Cotswolds in December and went to Blockley, Broadway, and WInchcombe. It’s such a nice area!

    • Amanda @ Rhyme & Ribbons

      That sounds like an amazing trip! x

  • Madaline

    It looks like one of those towns you could live in and be perfectly happy strolling and sitting under a tree and reading!

    • Amanda @ Rhyme & Ribbons

      Definitely! x

  • Marcella ~ WhatAWonderfulWorld

    I’ve actually never been to the Cotswolds, but it looks as picturesque as I would expect and it looks like you managed to go on a beautiful day too – lovely photos :)

    • Amanda @ Rhyme & Ribbons

      It’s almost too picturesque – it’s hard to believe that people actually live there! x

  • K J S

    I have only been to the Cotswolds once, but it remains a lovely memory. :) Loved the yellow stone buildings. Enjoyed your post and the pretty pics.

    • Amanda @ Rhyme & Ribbons

      Thank you so much! x

  • Laura

    I’ve been to the Cotswold before as a child. I remember it being such a beautiful place and I just love little villages like that. I think I will definitely need to revisit sometime soon!

    • Amanda @ Rhyme & Ribbons

      I’d love to visit places like this more often! x

  • casacaudill

    We have a walking trip through The Cotswolds Way as a bucket list item, so this post just serves to underscore how beautiful it’s going to be when we finally make it there.

    • Amanda @ Rhyme & Ribbons

      I can’t wait for you to make it there one day! x

  • Holly Hollyson

    Yes I have been. So so so English! And Luke and I are watching Angel right now (he has never seen it, he loves it) and Buffy is on the list for next!

    • Amanda @ Rhyme & Ribbons

      Yes! Hurray! I love love love Buffy! x

  • Lyn – A Hole in my Shoe

    Wow, have never been to Cotswold, my hubby is from there (Stroud), loved seeing how beautiful it is, thank you.