Hidcote Manor is one of England's great Art and Craft gardens,famous for its rare trees, shrubs, herbaceous borders and unusual plants from all over the world. The garden is divided by tall hedges and walls to create a series of "rooms".
Bourton-on-the-Water, GL54, (8 miles, 12kms), Tel: 0871 978 0800
Brailes, CV36, (8 miles, 12kms), Tel: 0871 978 0800
Brailes is a small village situated about three miles from Shipston-on-Stour close to the Warwickshire and Oxfordshire border.
Broadway, WR12, (7 miles, 12kms), Tel: 0871 978 0800
Picture perfect with its honey-coloured Cotswold stone buildings, Broadway is one of the most picturesque of the Cotswold villages.
Chipping Campden, GL55, (5 miles, 9kms), Tel: 0871 978 0800
Frequently described as the "jewel in the crown" of Cotswold towns, Chipping Campden is also one of the best preserved and most historically important.
Ilmington, CV8 1NP, (7 miles, 11kms), Tel: 0871 978 0800
Ilmington boasts the highest point in Warwickshire with far reaching views in all directions from Ilmington Downs and Lark Stoke - you can see eight counties when the weather is clear!
Long Compton, CV8 1NP, (5 miles, 8kms), Tel: 0871 978 0800
This pretty village of honey coloured Cotswolds stone and thatched cottages lies on the Warwickshire and Oxfordshire borders.
Moreton-in-Marsh, GL56 0BY, (0.0 miles, 0.0kms), Tel: 0871 978 0800
Located at the head of the beautiful Evenlode valley, Moreton is a thriving market town dating back 1000 years to the Saxon era -
Rollright Stones, CV8 1NP, (6 miles, 9kms), Tel: 0871 978 0800
Just to the south of Long Compton is a 5000 year old piece of history.
Shipston-on-Stour, CV36, (6 miles, 10kms), Tel: 0871 978 0800
Shipston-on-Stour has a delightful collection of buildings from different eras and reminders of its well documented past. It also has a good selection of shops, restaurants and visitor accommodation.
Stow-on-the-Wold, GL54, (4 miles, 7kms), Tel: 0871 978 0800
Famous as a centre for antiques, Stow-on-the-Wold, situated on the Roman Fosse Way, has a long history and probably dates from a prehistoric fortified settlement on top of the hill.
The Slaughters, GL54, (8 miles, 12kms), Tel: 0871 978 0800
The Slaughters comprise of both Lower Slaughter and Upper Slaughter both set on the banks of the River Eye and joined by the very same river, these are possibly two of the prettiest villages in the Cotswolds.