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Get on my Land!

Historic Houses and major Attractions

WARWICK CASTLE
www.warwick-castle.com
Surely England's most commerciallyrun castle, Warwick Castle is just north of the North Cotswolds and packed full of entertainment. Gadzooks.

 

SHAKESPEARE'S BIRTHPLACE
www.shakespeare.org.uk
Where it all began.

 

BROADWAY TOWER
www.broadwaytower.co.uk
Amazing views over Broadway and beyond and good walking in the area.

 

SNOWSHILL MANOR
www.nationaltrust.org.uk
A strong inside tip for a rainy day – Snowshill is delightfully eccentric, with Charles Wade's eclectic collection of objects from around the world.
Weird and wonderful.

 

SUDELEY CASTLE
www.sudeleycastle.co.uk
Tudor home of Katherine Parr (Henry VIII's last wife). Attractive gardens and splendid children's play area.

 

CHASTLETON HOUSE
www.nationaltrust.org.uk
A Jacobean country house and something of a time machine.

 

COTSWOLD FARM PARK
www.cotswoldfarmpark.co.uk
BBC Countryfile's Adam Henson's farm. Well-run and informative, take a warm coat on windy days.

 

BLENHEIM PALACE
www.blenheimpalace.com
World Heritage Site. James Bond location. It's enormous.

 

COTSWOLD WILDLIFE PARK AND GARDENS
www.cotswoldwildlifepark.co.uk
The surreal sight of penguins, giraffe and lions in the Cotswolds.

 

KELMSCOTT MANOR
www.sal.org.uk/kelmscott-manor/
William Morris signed a lease for Kelmscott with his colleague Dante Gabriel Rossetti. One of the most enigmatic places in the Cotswolds.

 

SLIMBRIDGE WILDFOWL TRUST
www.wwt.org.uk
Hello ducky. There's a lot to see at Slimbridge, not least as winter migrating geese come in to land.

 

BERKELEY CASTLE
www.berkeley-castle.com
An ancient fortress where the Berkeley family have lived since their ancestor completed the Keep in the 12th Century. And there's a jester in the graveyard (a dead one, obviously).

 

CHAVENAGE HOUSE
www.chavenage.com
The antidote to the National Trust: tours are offered by the delightfully upfront Lowsley-Williams family who bring the history to life. Chavenage appeared in the recent TV Poldark.

 

CORSHAM COURT
www.corsham-court.co.uk
A stately home, Corsham Court offers paintings (van Dyck, Reynolds) a fabulous furniture collection. The house is set in 'Capability' Brown parkland.

 

THE ROMAN BATHS IN BATH
www.romanbaths.co.uk
One of the best-preserved Roman remains in the world.

 

PRIOR PARK LANDSCAPE GARDEN
www.nationaltrust.org.uk/prior-park/
Beautiful, intimate 18th century landscape garden.

Houses and Attractions