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Church creates hub for Ukrainian refugees

A Cotswold church has launched a weekly hub for Ukrainian refugees and their hosts. In late April, Chipping Campden Baptist Church partnered with Chipping Campden Homes for Ukraine Refugees to create the hub on a Monday morning in the church's Hig ...

Conquer the Cotswold Way challenge for Sue Ryder

Sue Ryder Leckhampton Court Hospice is calling on people across Gloucestershire to sign up to the Cotswold Way Challenge and raise vital funds to support its specialist palliative care and bereavement support. Taking place on 25th – 26th June, the ...

Restoring the stone that inspired Tolkien

Work is underway to restore and renovate the ancient Four Shire Stone which is said to have inspired the Lords of the Rings author, J.R.R. Tolkien. The 15 ft high pillar, about a mile-and-a-half from Moreton-in-Marsh, marked the ancient boundary b ...

101 Reasons to Love the Cotswolds

Our exclusive guide to some of the best things about the Cotswolds. Our 101 features include everything from much-loved places, events, pastimes and traditions.

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The Seven Wonders of the Cotswolds

In 2012, a public vote took place to find The Seven Wonders of the Cotswolds, selected from more than 80 nominations including historic sites and buildings, natural attractions, villages, and cultural features. Find out which suggestions were chosen as the Cotswolds' very own answer to "The Magnificent Seven".

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Fancy that! Cotswolds Claims to Fame

Our fascinating round-up of Cotswolds Claims to Fame is divided into sections including literature, art, music, sport, TV & film, and famous residents. Cotswold connections range from the cricket-loving author J M Barrie to the comedian Ronnie Barker, who enjoyed a second career as a Cotswold shopkeeper.

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Cotswolds Trivia

Conveniently divided into 17 illustrated and easy-to-read sections covering a wide mix of subject headings, discover which redundant Cotswold church was once used as a cow shed and which local family used to have a tame trout that would take food from their hand, along with dozens of other weird and wonderful facts about life in the unique and glorious Cotswolds.

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Stay in the Cotswolds

Visiting the Cotswolds for a short break? Or are you planning to come to God's own country for a longer holiday with family and friends? Our Cotswolds accommodation guide includes places to stay to suit every budget, including hotels, inns, B&Bs and self-catering cottages.

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Places to Visit

The Cotswolds is home to scores of fabulous places to visit, from historic houses to wonderful wildlife parks. Our comprehensive guide to the area’s must-see attractions will make you realise that the Cotswolds offers much more to see than just its beautiful countryside and quaint towns and villages.

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Eat & Drink

Love to brunch, lunch, munch or just eat out on a hunch? Our mouth-watering section on places to eat and drink in the Cotswolds includes a huge variety of eateries and watering holes, including restaurants, pubs and cafés.

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The Cotswolds on film

The Cotswolds, with all its natural beauty and charm, has proved a rich location for dozens of feature films and TV programmes over the years. These have ranged from smash-hit movies to period dramas, sitcoms, soap operas and children's programmes. So take a look at our fascinating round-up of the Cotswolds on camera, featuring both big screen and small screen appearances.

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Shop 'til you drop!

With its unique selection of wonderful market towns, the Cotswolds is a shopper's paradise and a haven for individual and quirky stores that you would be hard-pushed to find in most of the high streets of our major towns and cities. So if you need a spot of retail therapy, check out our selection of Cotswold shops that ooze both quality and charm.

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What's Happening in the Cotswolds?

We don't want you to miss out on anything that's happening in the Cotswolds just because you didn't know about it. Our unbeatable events diary, which will be updated almost daily, lists masses of events happening right across the Cotswolds, ranging from big annual shows and festivals to village fetes.

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Cotswold Viewpoint

In this section we are offering a voice to various high-profile members of the Cotswold community to have a say on a wide range of issues affecting the Cotswolds. They might use this column for a rant about a local issue, sing the praises of something or somebody locally, or bring to people's attention something they need to know about.

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Walking in the Cotswolds

The Cotswolds is perfect walking country with its wonderful rolling hills, lush green countryside and beautiful towns and villages. Our essential guide to walking in the Cotswolds includes information not just on the Cotswold Way National Trail but on many other walking opportunities.

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Just the Business!

We're on a mission to provide businesses the length and breadth of the Cotswolds with a platform to unashamedly promote themselves to customers old and new. Find out how we can help to boost your business with a professionally-written 'advertorial' feature, which can tell people so much more about you than any conventional print advert ever could.

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The wacky side of the Cotswolds

From cheese-rolling to shin-kicking and woolsack races to good, old-fashioned wacky races, check out the Loving the Cotswolds' countdown of the top 10 wacky events in the Cotswolds. There were certainly plenty of contenders!

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Glorious Gardens

If you're a garden lover, then you're spoiled for choice of wonderful gardens to visit in the Cotswolds. Some of the area's gardens are open to the public all the year round, while others open just a few times a year as part of the National Gardens Scheme (NGS) which has raised over £42 million for nursing and caring charities since it started.

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Pick of the Properties

Our ambition is to bring you an exclusive selection of gorgeous properties for sale in the Cotswolds and each month we're going to give local estate agents the chance to showcase a few selected properties they really want people to know about. Watch this space for a selection of some amazing places to live in the Cotswolds. 

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Join the club...

Whatever your interest - be it cricket, croquet or chess - there's almost certainly a club or society in the Cotswolds for you. Our Directory of Cotswold Clubs & Organisations is being constantly updated and added to. There are literally hundreds of clubs across the area covering scores of different interest groups.

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Schools News

The latest news from schools right across the Cotswolds, whether pupils are dressing up - or dressing down - for a good cause, or they've just helped their school achieve its best-ever exam performance.

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Faith in the Cotswolds

So you thought church and Christianity was outdated and irrelevant? Take a look at some of the encouraging and inspiring faith stories happening around the Cotswolds and you may think twice...

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Special Cotswold Features

A more in-depth look at stories making the news in the Cotswolds, including a new website celebrating a Cotswold school's 575-year history, the dairy that likes to keep it in the family, and a photographer's top tips for capturing the Cotswolds on camera.

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Keep up-to-date with the theatre and music scene in the Cotswolds and beyond and read our reviews of some of the top shows.

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Restaurant reviews

Our reviews of some of the hottest restaurants in the Cotswolds.

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Noah & Eliza's great Cotswold Farm Park Adventures

Loving the Cotswolds' dynamic pair of four-year-olds explore one of the Cotswolds' most popular attractions in this occasional blog.

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