Things to Do in The Cotswolds

Top Things To Do around Charingworth Manor

We’re situated just a short drive from some of the Cotswolds most alluring attractions like RHS Hidcote Manor Gardens and Broadway Tower. We’re also the perfect base for some unforgettable day excursions to Warwick Castle, Stratford-upon-Avon, and Bourton-on-the-Water, all of which are within a 30 minute drive from Charingworth Manor.

An Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, it is no surprise that this is one of the most popular destinations in England. Meandering roads take you to quaint villages with thatched cottages and traditional pubs, and delightful market towns such as Chipping Campden, Stow on the Wold, Burford and Broadway.  You can lose yourself in miles and miles of footpaths through ancient landscape that will take your breath away.

Hidcote Manor

Hidcote Manor Garden is a garden is located in the village of Hidcote Bartrim, near Chipping Campden, Gloucestershire. It is one of the best-known and most influential Arts and Crafts gardens in Britain, with its linked “rooms” of hedges, rare trees, shrubs and herbaceous borders. This world famous delight was created by Major Lawrence and now is owned by the National Trust and  open to the public.

Sudeley Castle and Gardens

Tucked into a Cotswold Valley, Sudeley Castle and Gardens is a dramatic, part ruined reminder of the English Civil War. Once home to Henry VIII’s sixth wife, Katherine Parr (she is buried in the grounds), the Castle has fascinating exhibitions, and is set in 1000 Cotswold acres.


A charming English village in the heart of the Cotswolds, regularly voted one of the prettiest villages in England, Bourton-on-the-Water has a unique appeal to visitors and residents alike.

With plenty to see and do, Bourton-on-the-Water offers a wealth of attractions and shops, restaurants and tea rooms, or simply for you to enjoy some tranquil time by the River Windrush with its beautiful bridges throughout.

Broadway Tower and County Park

Broadway Tower is a unique Capability Brown Folly Tower that you can go to and experience great English heritage in an inspiring location. It is one of England’s outstanding viewpoints and at 1024 feet (312m) above sea level, it is the second highest point on the Cotswold escarpment with unrivalled views. You can survey an expanse of a 62 mile radius and as many as 16 Counties from its roof viewing platform. Located on the Cotswold Way, Broadway Tower is the perfect place to start your walk, be it a short circuit or hike. There is ample car parking for patrons of Broadway Tower.

Stratford upon Avon

Discover the home of the world’s most famous writer. Retrace the story of his life. Visit his birthplace and Anne Hathaway’s Cottage, watch the swans on the gentle River Avon, take in a play at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre and see his final resting place at Holy Trinity Church.

Stratford-upon-Avon is also a busy town with great shopping and events, and an annual literary festival.