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This fabulous building, which began life as a Salvation Army Citadel, was opened as a theatre in 1975 by Tom Baker, the Doctor Who of the time. Since then The Theatre has grown and flourished, as the building has expanded, along with The Theatre's programme and reputation. The Theatre has a strong reputation for producing its own creative work, which include perhaps its greatest claim to fame, the world-renowned traditional family pantomime.  
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The Wilson Cheltenham Art Gallery & Museum
Cheltenham's newly-extended Art Gallery & Museum reopened it doors to the public in October 2013 with a transformational development costing about £6.3 million. The building in Clarence Street has four new floors which house a gallery dedicated to The Wilson's extensive fine art collections, and two superb exhibition galleries for showing national and international touring shows. New gallery space is dedicated to the internationally renowned Arts & Crafts Movement, which was rooted in the Cotswolds. There are also open archives showing tales of local heroes, including Cheltenham-born Edward…
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The cinema's six screens are all equipped with stunning Sony 4K Digital Projection and awesome Dolby Digital surround sound. A variety of ticket offers and discounts mean there's something to suit every type of film fan. Vue also offers live theatre and special music events on the big screen and VIP upgrades for when you fancy a real cinema treat.
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Waterland provides a whole range of watersports for all ages at its base at the Cotswold Water Park such as sailing and stand-up paddleboarding. Outdoor team building activities are offered to businesses, schools, youth groups and the general public.
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Established by the late Gerry Tyack, this small museum is dedicated to all those who served or who passed through RAF Moreton-in-Marsh, on one of the many training courses for RAF Bomber Command. Although the airfield is now a fire training college, Gerry kept the memory of the base alive by creating the museum in the town with his vast range of artefacts from the war years and beyond. Visitors to the museum can't help but notice the propellers and wheels from the aircraft most used at Moreton, the…
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Jim Keeling established Whichford Pottery in 1976 with two apprentices and he now heads a team of 30 local people, including his eldest son Adam, designing and making a wide range of English flowerpots using traditional hand-thrown and hand-pressed methods for discerning gardeners worldwide. This family business is passionate about keeping its skills alive, using ethically-sourced materials, providing personal customer service and supporting local businesses wherever possible. Whichford Pottery is open from 9am-5pm Monday to Friday; 10am-4pm Saturdays and Bank Holidays; and 11am-4pm on Sundays.
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This lovely 16th Century manor house built of Cotswold stone stands beside the parish church of Whittington, a small village near Andoversford. Whittington Court has a picturesque, asymmetrical appearance which has seen little change over the last 300 years. The interior features panelled rooms with Tudor fireplaces and a carved oak staircase.   Whittington Court is open for two weeks over Easter and for a fortnight in August from 2pm-5pm.  
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The creation of Wigginton Waterfowl Sanctuary & Children's Farm is the realisation of the lifelong dream of Mabel Warner. Following the purchase of the 22-acre site near Wigginton Heath in 1987, it took two years to put up timber buildings, huts and fencing as well as digging out ponds to turn the neglected wetland into the sanctuary. Since opening in March 1989, many birds and animals have lived happily at the sanctuary, including geese, ducks, guinea pigs, goats, pigs, tropical birds, emus, terrapins, ostrich and chipmunks
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Housed in Winchcombe's Victorian Town Hall, this museum contains two diverse collections, one revealing the town's fascinating past, through photographs, artefacts and memorabilia, while the second gives a unique insight into the history of the police, both national and international. The Folk Museum was first opened in 1928 in St Peter’s Church porch room, illustrating the heritage and lives of ordinary Winchcombe folk. The current displays feature a large 19th Century collection includes the North Street toll board, town posters, and school, personal, domestic and agricultural items used by local…
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Winchcombe Pottery is situated one mile outside the ancient town of Winchcombe on the Broadway Road. Established in 1926 on the site of a pottery dating back to the early 1800s, it is one of the longest running craft potteries in the country, making some of the finest and most practical domestic pottery in the world. All of the beautifully fired products from the pottery kiln are for sale in The Pottery Shop which is open all year round: Monday to Friday 8am-5pm; Saturday and Bank Holidays…
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The Windrush Leisure Centre is located in the heart of Witney and has a wide range of activities and facilities to suit everyone. Facilities include a fully equipped gym and a six-lane, 25 metre swimming pool with separate learner pool, and a spacious studio with a varied group exercise programme. The four-court sports hall is suitable for badminton, football, basketball and much more. There is also a bespoke Livestrong cycling studio with more than 25 classes a week. The Windrush Leisure Centre is ideal for children's activities, with a large swim school and dry-side…
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Witney Museum is a small independent museum run entirely by volunteers which recently merged with the Witney & District Historical and Archaeological Society to form the Witney Museum and Historical Society. There is a permanent exhibition downstairs with exhibits showing various facets of the life and times of the area, from prehistory and early settlement, the transition to a market town in medieval times, through the development of the blanket industry, the two world wars and the growth of the modern town. There is also a changing programme…
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WMSki is the UK's premier cable wakeboarding facility to experience this exciting new sport. Throughout the season beginners' courses are available to anyone age 10 and over with fully qualified coaches on hand every step of the way to ensure you have the best introduction to wakeboarding.  
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Woodchester Mansion
This 19th Century Victorian Gothic masterpiece, situated five miles south of Stroud, was mysteriously abandoned mid-construction in 1873. Hidden in a secluded Cotswold valley, it is untouched by time and the modern world. The Grade 1 Listed building has been saved from dereliction, but will never be completed. Visitors to Woodchester Mansion walk through an extraordinary architectural exhibit and its carvings are among the finest of their kind in the world. The mansion, which is home to two colonies of rare bats, has featured in a number of…
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This heated outdoor pool, open from April to September, is for the benefit and enjoyment of all the community. Whatever the weather, the pool is open to the public for morning, afternoon and evening swimming. The pool is surrounded by a large grassed area, ideal for relaxing and picnics on a sunny day.
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The Woodstock wall hangings have been made during the last 10 years by the Woodstock Borders, a group of older residents, most of whom have also been involved in making the kneelers for the parish church. These textile pictures tell the history of the town. They are mainly hand embroidered but some painting has also been used. The size of the 17 panels, approximately 5ft in depth and between 2ft and 8ft in width, dictates the main technique - appliqué. The wall hangings were made to fit…
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Wotton's popular open air pool is 20 yards long by 20ft wide, 7ft deep at the deep end and 3ft 6ins at the shallow end and the water is heated to 28-30C. The pool benefits from a retractable enclosure which is closed in colder weather, and drawn back for open air swimming when the weather is fine. In addition to general swimming sessions, the pool runs a variety of special sessions, including parent and baby, and ladies therapeutic, as well as offering swimming lessons.  
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Wotton Heritage Centre, which opened in 1994 in a converted fire station, organises a new display of exhibits and other material every few months. The displays focus on specific aspects of the history and culture of Wotton-under-Edge and the surrounding areas. Displays are thematic, covering topics as disparate as the wool industry, the Home Front in the Second World War, brewing and forestry. The materials on display are mostly drawn from the existent museum collection, though they are often augmented with loans and donations from local people and…
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Home to the legendary Hobgoblin and range of Wychwood and Brakspear bottled beers, the brewery is open for tours each weekend. Tours last approximately 45 minutes and take you through the brewing process of Wychwood & Brakspear beers, from seeing the raw ingredients to the finished product. After the tour, visitors are invited to sample the brewery's range of beers, which can be bought from the brewery shop.
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Court Barn Museum, Chipping Campden
Court Barn Museum, which opened in Chipping Campden in 2007, tells the story of the world famous Arts and Crafts movement and its legacy and how this small Cotswold town became a gathering place for designers and craftspeople of national and international repute. The Arts and Crafts Movement emphasised the importance of creative manual work and the breakdown of the barrier between designer and maker, looking for inspiration to the English countryside. In 1902, C R Ashbee brought some 100 followers from his Guild of Handicraft, based…
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Visitors are welcome to see this team of craftsmen specialising in the best traditions of handmade silver at work and inspect the range of articles for sale. The workshop is the last operating remnant of the Guild of Handicraft which C.R. Ashbee established in 1888. George Hart was a silversmith with the Guild when it moved to Chipping Campden in 1902. From 1912 he took on the running of the workshop, joined in 1930 by his son Henry. This high tradition is now carried on by…
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Established in 1973 by John and Jude Jelfs, this small, family-run pottery makes a wide range of high quality hand-made ceramics. Visitors are welcome all the year round to the well-stocked gallery. The studio is not open to the public. Open Monday to Saturday 10am-5pm; Sundays & bank holidays 10.30am-4pm.
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The leisure centre, based on the same site as Chipping Campden School, offers local people a gym, swimming pool, four-court sports hall and tennis courts. The gym offers members the latest fitness equipment and fully qualified gym instructors who help to motivate members through the results card. The swimming pool is home to a range of water-based activities including Cotswold Leisure's award-winning swim school. The sports hall offers a range of sports including badminton, five-a-side football and basketball while there are also tennis courts for those wishing to brush up on their…
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Crocodiles of the World, the UK's only crocodile zoo, moved to new premises about three miles from Burford in February 2014. It is now home to more than 100 crocodiles, alligators and caimans from 13 different species. At this unique zoo you can learn about the inhabitants' swimming skills, special features and what the future holds for these fearsome amphibians. The zoo owes its beginning to one man – 'Croc Man' Shaun Foggett, founder and director of Crocodiles of the World. The zoo is open seven days a week…
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The museum is based at The Tolsey, the 16th Century market house where traders came to pay tolls for the use of market facilities, and where the borough court met. The Tolsey Museum opened in 1960 and illustrates Burford's social and industrial past. Exhibits of particular interest include the decorated charter from Henry VII granting Burford a fair. There is also a doll’s house that is modelled on the Great House in Witney Street portraying Regency high society. Historical objects with a known Burford connection, ranging from rope-making…
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The leisure centre in Bourton-on-the-Water offers a gym, swimming pool, relaxation suite, group exercise studio and Easyline small studio. The gym features the latest resistance and cardio equipment attended by fully qualified instructors. The group exercise studio offers a range of group exercise classes to challenge people of all abilities. The swimming pool offers Cotswold Leisure's award-winning swim school, alongside a range of wet activities and a relaxation suite including sauna, jacuzzi and steam room.
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Bourton-on-the-Water Model Railway Exhibition and Toy Shop
Over 40 British and Continental trains run over some of the finest operating indoor model railway layouts in the country, with the unique attraction of visitor control. Visitors can follow trains as they journey through imaginatively designed scenery of countryside, mountains, streams and suburbia. They can also watch day change to night and experience the fun of the fair. There is also a large model shop open to everyone. Opening times vary through year - check before travelling.
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Cotswold Woollen Weavers live and breathe the wool heritage that made the Cotswolds what it is. Since 1982 they have been based in the village of Filkins, between Burford and Lechalde, designing and making fine woollen cloth. Splendid 18th Century buildings house the Weavers' design studio, mill shop, gallery and textile museum. Visitors are attracted by the eccentricity of the place, which includes a decent coffee shop. Cotswold Woollen Weavers are open every day from New Year to December 24, from Monday to Saturday 10am-6pm and Sunday 2pm to 6pm.
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Visitors to one of the most picturesque villages in the Cotswolds can learn about the fascinating history of bread making and the internal workings of this centuries-old mill. A mill is recorded in the Doomsday Book of 1086 as being on the site of The Old Mill which by the 14th Century had begun to be known as Slaughter Mill. Between the First World War and 1958, flour was produced at the Old Mill by Morris Wilkins. After his death in 1958, the Collett family ran a…
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Dragonfly Maze, Bourton-on-the-Water
Opened in 1997, the Dragonfly Maze is a traditional yew hedge maze with a difference. It is all about finding your way to the centre of the maze to discover the golden dragonfly. The Dragonfly Maze was created by Kit Williams, who first came to the public's attention when his book "Masquerade" was published in 1979. Packed with a host of riddles, visual clues and cryptic instructions, it challenged the reader to discover a "golden hare" buried somewhere in the English Countryside. Kit used gold and semi-precious stones…
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Since May 2010, local man Edward Charnel has been running tours which look at the dark side of the charming Cotswold village of Bourton-on-the-Water. He regales walkers with tales of ghosts and witchcraft, local legends and superstitions, crime and punishment, and murder most foul. Tours, lasting about 90 minutes, take place every Friday and Saturday with walkers meeting at the war memorial on the Village Green at 7pm. Booking is advised and tickets are available from Bourton Tourist Information Centre.
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Bourton Vale Equestrian Centre
Bourton Vale Equestrian Centre is a friendly riding establishment offering expert tuition and scenic rides around Bourton-on-the-Water and nearby Cotswold villages such as Lower and Upper Slaughter to riders of all levels. Pony days are held for younger enthusiasts and the centre's ever-popular "Hen Hacks" are a novel and fun way to celebrate a forthcoming marriage, or an experience for an extra special birthday treat.
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The ruins of a large 15th Century manor in the Oxfordshire Cotswolds are set around a courtyard in an attractive setting on the banks of the River Windrush. The site comprises a fine hall, tower and complete dovecote nearby. Minster Lovell Hall was originally home to Richard III's henchman Lord Lovell, one of the richest men in England. Although designed to serve as a symbol of great wealth, following several changes of hands, the hall was abandoned - then dismantled and demolished - in the 18th Century,…
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The Salt Gallery is part of the Wren Gallery in Burford and specialises in the sale of British studio pottery and glass from some of the country's leading potters and glassmakers. The gallery caters for both the serious collector and the casual visitor. It always has a wide selection of salt glaze. The paintings on show are at the main site Wren Gallery, www.wrenfineart.com The gallery is open seven days a week from 10am-5pm.
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An inspirational building and superb secret garden packed with tips for your home and the future where you can find local gifts and eco-gizmos. Proud to support the Fairtrade Village initiative. Guided tours available by arrangement. Open every day except Sundays 10am-5pm (check website for shop information and winter hours).
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Chipping Norton Leisure Centre is a modern dual-use site shared with Chipping Norton School. The great range of facilities include a 25m swimming pool with a movable floor to enable it to be made suitable for all ages and sessions. Other facilities include a main activity hall, dance studio, squash courts and a fully-equipped gym, all with a variety of activities for all ages and abilities. With a friendly and welcoming atmosphere, the centre is an excellent asset to the local community.
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This 11-screen cinema is located within The Brewery complex and is surrounded by an array of restaurants, bars and a multi-storey car park.
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This 10-screen cinema is situated at the hub of The Quayside - a dining and leisure quarter within Gloucester Quays Outlet Centre, just off the A430 in Gloucester.
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Cineworld Witney is a five-screen cinema situated in the Marriotts Walk leisure and retail development, showing all the latest releases.  
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The Theatre, Chipping Norton

2 Spring Street, Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire, OX7 5NL
This fabulous building, which began life as a Salvation Army Citadel, was opened as a theatre in 1975 by Tom Baker, the Doctor Who of the time. Since then The Theatre has grown and flourished, as the building has expanded, along with The Theatre's programme and reputation. The Theatre has a strong reputation for producing its own creative work, which include perhaps its greatest claim to fame, the world-renowned traditional family pantomime.  

The Wilson Cheltenham Art Gallery & Museum

The Wilson, Clarence Street, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL50 3JT
The Wilson Cheltenham Art Gallery & Museum
Cheltenham's newly-extended Art Gallery & Museum reopened it doors to the public in October 2013 with a transformational development costing about £6.3 million. The building in Clarence Street has four new floors which house a gallery dedicated to The Wilson's extensive fine art collections, and two superb exhibition galleries for showing national and international touring shows. New gallery space is dedicated to the internationally renowned Arts & Crafts Movement, which was rooted in the Cotswolds. There are also open archives showing tales of local heroes, including Cheltenham-born Edward…

Vue Stroud

Merrywalks Centre, 19-20 Merrywalks, Stroud, Gloucestershire, GL5 1RY
The cinema's six screens are all equipped with stunning Sony 4K Digital Projection and awesome Dolby Digital surround sound. A variety of ticket offers and discounts mean there's something to suit every type of film fan. Vue also offers live theatre and special music events on the big screen and VIP upgrades for when you fancy a real cinema treat.

Waterland, Cotswold Water Park

Lake 32, Spratsgate Lane, Shorncote, Gloucestershire, GL7 6DF
Waterland provides a whole range of watersports for all ages at its base at the Cotswold Water Park such as sailing and stand-up paddleboarding. Outdoor team building activities are offered to businesses, schools, youth groups and the general public.

Wellington Aviation Museum, Moreton-in-Marsh

British School House, Broadway Road, Moreton-in-Marsh, Gloucestershire, GL56 0BG
Established by the late Gerry Tyack, this small museum is dedicated to all those who served or who passed through RAF Moreton-in-Marsh, on one of the many training courses for RAF Bomber Command. Although the airfield is now a fire training college, Gerry kept the memory of the base alive by creating the museum in the town with his vast range of artefacts from the war years and beyond. Visitors to the museum can't help but notice the propellers and wheels from the aircraft most used at Moreton, the…

Whichford Pottery

Whichford, Shipston-on-Stour, Warwickshire, CV36 5PG
Jim Keeling established Whichford Pottery in 1976 with two apprentices and he now heads a team of 30 local people, including his eldest son Adam, designing and making a wide range of English flowerpots using traditional hand-thrown and hand-pressed methods for discerning gardeners worldwide. This family business is passionate about keeping its skills alive, using ethically-sourced materials, providing personal customer service and supporting local businesses wherever possible. Whichford Pottery is open from 9am-5pm Monday to Friday; 10am-4pm Saturdays and Bank Holidays; and 11am-4pm on Sundays.

Whittington Court

Whittington, Andoversford, Gloucestershire, GL54 4HF
This lovely 16th Century manor house built of Cotswold stone stands beside the parish church of Whittington, a small village near Andoversford. Whittington Court has a picturesque, asymmetrical appearance which has seen little change over the last 300 years. The interior features panelled rooms with Tudor fireplaces and a carved oak staircase.   Whittington Court is open for two weeks over Easter and for a fortnight in August from 2pm-5pm.  

Wiggington Waterfowl Sanctuary & Children's Farm

Wigginton Heath, Hook Norton, Oxfordshire, OX15 4LQ
The creation of Wigginton Waterfowl Sanctuary & Children's Farm is the realisation of the lifelong dream of Mabel Warner. Following the purchase of the 22-acre site near Wigginton Heath in 1987, it took two years to put up timber buildings, huts and fencing as well as digging out ponds to turn the neglected wetland into the sanctuary. Since opening in March 1989, many birds and animals have lived happily at the sanctuary, including geese, ducks, guinea pigs, goats, pigs, tropical birds, emus, terrapins, ostrich and chipmunks

Winchcombe Folk & Police Museum

Old Town Hall, High Street, Winchcombe, Gloucestershire, GL54 5LJ
Housed in Winchcombe's Victorian Town Hall, this museum contains two diverse collections, one revealing the town's fascinating past, through photographs, artefacts and memorabilia, while the second gives a unique insight into the history of the police, both national and international. The Folk Museum was first opened in 1928 in St Peter’s Church porch room, illustrating the heritage and lives of ordinary Winchcombe folk. The current displays feature a large 19th Century collection includes the North Street toll board, town posters, and school, personal, domestic and agricultural items used by local…

Winchcombe Pottery

Broadway Road, Winchcombe, Gloucestershire, GL54 5NU
Winchcombe Pottery is situated one mile outside the ancient town of Winchcombe on the Broadway Road. Established in 1926 on the site of a pottery dating back to the early 1800s, it is one of the longest running craft potteries in the country, making some of the finest and most practical domestic pottery in the world. All of the beautifully fired products from the pottery kiln are for sale in The Pottery Shop which is open all year round: Monday to Friday 8am-5pm; Saturday and Bank Holidays…

Windrush Leisure Centre, Witney

Windrush Leisure Centre, Witan Way, Witney, Oxfordshire, OX28 4YA
The Windrush Leisure Centre is located in the heart of Witney and has a wide range of activities and facilities to suit everyone. Facilities include a fully equipped gym and a six-lane, 25 metre swimming pool with separate learner pool, and a spacious studio with a varied group exercise programme. The four-court sports hall is suitable for badminton, football, basketball and much more. There is also a bespoke Livestrong cycling studio with more than 25 classes a week. The Windrush Leisure Centre is ideal for children's activities, with a large swim school and dry-side…

Witney Museum & Historical Society

Gloucester Court Mews, High Street, Witney, Oxfordshire, OX28 6JF
Witney Museum is a small independent museum run entirely by volunteers which recently merged with the Witney & District Historical and Archaeological Society to form the Witney Museum and Historical Society. There is a permanent exhibition downstairs with exhibits showing various facets of the life and times of the area, from prehistory and early settlement, the transition to a market town in medieval times, through the development of the blanket industry, the two world wars and the growth of the modern town. There is also a changing programme…

WMSki, Cotswold Country Park & Beach

Lake 11, Cerney Wick Lane, South Cerney, Gloucestershire, GL7 5LW
WMSki is the UK's premier cable wakeboarding facility to experience this exciting new sport. Throughout the season beginners' courses are available to anyone age 10 and over with fully qualified coaches on hand every step of the way to ensure you have the best introduction to wakeboarding.  

Woodchester Mansion

Nympsfield, Stonehouse, Gloucestershire, GL10 3TS
Woodchester Mansion
This 19th Century Victorian Gothic masterpiece, situated five miles south of Stroud, was mysteriously abandoned mid-construction in 1873. Hidden in a secluded Cotswold valley, it is untouched by time and the modern world. The Grade 1 Listed building has been saved from dereliction, but will never be completed. Visitors to Woodchester Mansion walk through an extraordinary architectural exhibit and its carvings are among the finest of their kind in the world. The mansion, which is home to two colonies of rare bats, has featured in a number of…

Woodstock Open Air Pool

Shipton Road, Woodstock, Oxfordshire, OX20 1LW
This heated outdoor pool, open from April to September, is for the benefit and enjoyment of all the community. Whatever the weather, the pool is open to the public for morning, afternoon and evening swimming. The pool is surrounded by a large grassed area, ideal for relaxing and picnics on a sunny day.

Woodstock Wall Hangings

Woodstock Town Hall, Market Square, Woodstock, OX20 1SL
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The Woodstock wall hangings have been made during the last 10 years by the Woodstock Borders, a group of older residents, most of whom have also been involved in making the kneelers for the parish church. These textile pictures tell the history of the town. They are mainly hand embroidered but some painting has also been used. The size of the 17 panels, approximately 5ft in depth and between 2ft and 8ft in width, dictates the main technique - appliqué. The wall hangings were made to fit…

Wotton Pool

Symn Lane, Wotton-under-Edge, Gloucestershire, GL12 7BD
Wotton's popular open air pool is 20 yards long by 20ft wide, 7ft deep at the deep end and 3ft 6ins at the shallow end and the water is heated to 28-30C. The pool benefits from a retractable enclosure which is closed in colder weather, and drawn back for open air swimming when the weather is fine. In addition to general swimming sessions, the pool runs a variety of special sessions, including parent and baby, and ladies therapeutic, as well as offering swimming lessons.  

Wotton-under-Edge Heritage Centre

The Old Fire Station, The Chipping, Wotton-under-Edge, Gloucestershire, GL12 7AD
Wotton Heritage Centre, which opened in 1994 in a converted fire station, organises a new display of exhibits and other material every few months. The displays focus on specific aspects of the history and culture of Wotton-under-Edge and the surrounding areas. Displays are thematic, covering topics as disparate as the wool industry, the Home Front in the Second World War, brewing and forestry. The materials on display are mostly drawn from the existent museum collection, though they are often augmented with loans and donations from local people and…

Wychwood Brewery, Witney

Eagle Maltings, The Crofts, Witney, Oxfordshire, OX28 4DP
Home to the legendary Hobgoblin and range of Wychwood and Brakspear bottled beers, the brewery is open for tours each weekend. Tours last approximately 45 minutes and take you through the brewing process of Wychwood & Brakspear beers, from seeing the raw ingredients to the finished product. After the tour, visitors are invited to sample the brewery's range of beers, which can be bought from the brewery shop.

Court Barn Museum, Chipping Campden

North Gate Lodge, Church Street, Chipping Campden, Gloucestershire, GL55 6JE
Court Barn Museum, Chipping Campden
Court Barn Museum, which opened in Chipping Campden in 2007, tells the story of the world famous Arts and Crafts movement and its legacy and how this small Cotswold town became a gathering place for designers and craftspeople of national and international repute. The Arts and Crafts Movement emphasised the importance of creative manual work and the breakdown of the barrier between designer and maker, looking for inspiration to the English countryside. In 1902, C R Ashbee brought some 100 followers from his Guild of Handicraft, based…

Hart Gold & Silversmiths, Chipping Campden

The Guild of Handicraft, Sheep Street, Chipping Campden, Gloucestershire, GL55 6DS
Visitors are welcome to see this team of craftsmen specialising in the best traditions of handmade silver at work and inspect the range of articles for sale. The workshop is the last operating remnant of the Guild of Handicraft which C.R. Ashbee established in 1888. George Hart was a silversmith with the Guild when it moved to Chipping Campden in 1902. From 1912 he took on the running of the workshop, joined in 1930 by his son Henry. This high tradition is now carried on by…

The Cotswold Pottery, Bourton-on-the-Water

Clapton Row, Bourton-on-the-Water, Gloucestershire, GL54 2DN
Established in 1973 by John and Jude Jelfs, this small, family-run pottery makes a wide range of high quality hand-made ceramics. Visitors are welcome all the year round to the well-stocked gallery. The studio is not open to the public. Open Monday to Saturday 10am-5pm; Sundays & bank holidays 10.30am-4pm.

Cotswold Leisure, Chipping Campden

Cidermill Lane, Chipping Campden, Gloucestershire, GL55 6HU
The leisure centre, based on the same site as Chipping Campden School, offers local people a gym, swimming pool, four-court sports hall and tennis courts. The gym offers members the latest fitness equipment and fully qualified gym instructors who help to motivate members through the results card. The swimming pool is home to a range of water-based activities including Cotswold Leisure's award-winning swim school. The sports hall offers a range of sports including badminton, five-a-side football and basketball while there are also tennis courts for those wishing to brush up on their…

Crocodiles of the World, near Burford

Burford Road, Brize Norton, Oxfordshire, OX18 3NX
Crocodiles of the World, the UK's only crocodile zoo, moved to new premises about three miles from Burford in February 2014. It is now home to more than 100 crocodiles, alligators and caimans from 13 different species. At this unique zoo you can learn about the inhabitants' swimming skills, special features and what the future holds for these fearsome amphibians. The zoo owes its beginning to one man – 'Croc Man' Shaun Foggett, founder and director of Crocodiles of the World. The zoo is open seven days a week…

Tolsey Museum, Burford

The Tolsey, High Street, Burford, Oxfordshire, OX18 4QU
The museum is based at The Tolsey, the 16th Century market house where traders came to pay tolls for the use of market facilities, and where the borough court met. The Tolsey Museum opened in 1960 and illustrates Burford's social and industrial past. Exhibits of particular interest include the decorated charter from Henry VII granting Burford a fair. There is also a doll’s house that is modelled on the Great House in Witney Street portraying Regency high society. Historical objects with a known Burford connection, ranging from rope-making…

Cotswold Leisure, Bourton-on-the-Water

Station Road, Bourton-on-the-Water, Gloucestershire, GL54 2BD
The leisure centre in Bourton-on-the-Water offers a gym, swimming pool, relaxation suite, group exercise studio and Easyline small studio. The gym features the latest resistance and cardio equipment attended by fully qualified instructors. The group exercise studio offers a range of group exercise classes to challenge people of all abilities. The swimming pool offers Cotswold Leisure's award-winning swim school, alongside a range of wet activities and a relaxation suite including sauna, jacuzzi and steam room.

Bourton-on-the-Water Model Railway Exhibition and Toy Shop

Box Bush, Bourton-on-the-Water, Gloucestershire, GL54 2AN
Bourton-on-the-Water Model Railway Exhibition and Toy Shop
Over 40 British and Continental trains run over some of the finest operating indoor model railway layouts in the country, with the unique attraction of visitor control. Visitors can follow trains as they journey through imaginatively designed scenery of countryside, mountains, streams and suburbia. They can also watch day change to night and experience the fun of the fair. There is also a large model shop open to everyone. Opening times vary through year - check before travelling.

Cotswold Woollen Weavers

Filkins, Lechlade, Gloucestershire, GL7 3JJ
Cotswold Woollen Weavers live and breathe the wool heritage that made the Cotswolds what it is. Since 1982 they have been based in the village of Filkins, between Burford and Lechalde, designing and making fine woollen cloth. Splendid 18th Century buildings house the Weavers' design studio, mill shop, gallery and textile museum. Visitors are attracted by the eccentricity of the place, which includes a decent coffee shop. Cotswold Woollen Weavers are open every day from New Year to December 24, from Monday to Saturday 10am-6pm and Sunday 2pm to 6pm.

The Old Mill Museum, Lower Slaughter

The Old Mill, Mill Lane, Lower Slaughter, Gloucestershire, GL54 2HX
  • T: 01451 822127
Visitors to one of the most picturesque villages in the Cotswolds can learn about the fascinating history of bread making and the internal workings of this centuries-old mill. A mill is recorded in the Doomsday Book of 1086 as being on the site of The Old Mill which by the 14th Century had begun to be known as Slaughter Mill. Between the First World War and 1958, flour was produced at the Old Mill by Morris Wilkins. After his death in 1958, the Collett family ran a…

Dragonfly Maze, Bourton-on-the-Water

Rissington Road, Bourton-on-the-Water, Gloucestershire, GL54 2EE
Dragonfly Maze, Bourton-on-the-Water
Opened in 1997, the Dragonfly Maze is a traditional yew hedge maze with a difference. It is all about finding your way to the centre of the maze to discover the golden dragonfly. The Dragonfly Maze was created by Kit Williams, who first came to the public's attention when his book "Masquerade" was published in 1979. Packed with a host of riddles, visual clues and cryptic instructions, it challenged the reader to discover a "golden hare" buried somewhere in the English Countryside. Kit used gold and semi-precious stones…
Since May 2010, local man Edward Charnel has been running tours which look at the dark side of the charming Cotswold village of Bourton-on-the-Water. He regales walkers with tales of ghosts and witchcraft, local legends and superstitions, crime and punishment, and murder most foul. Tours, lasting about 90 minutes, take place every Friday and Saturday with walkers meeting at the war memorial on the Village Green at 7pm. Booking is advised and tickets are available from Bourton Tourist Information Centre.

Bourton Vale Equestrian Centre

Fosseway, Bourton-on-the-Water, Gloucestershire, GL54 2HL
Bourton Vale Equestrian Centre
Bourton Vale Equestrian Centre is a friendly riding establishment offering expert tuition and scenic rides around Bourton-on-the-Water and nearby Cotswold villages such as Lower and Upper Slaughter to riders of all levels. Pony days are held for younger enthusiasts and the centre's ever-popular "Hen Hacks" are a novel and fun way to celebrate a forthcoming marriage, or an experience for an extra special birthday treat.

Minster Lovell Hall & Dovecote

Minster Lovell, Burford, Oxfordshire
The ruins of a large 15th Century manor in the Oxfordshire Cotswolds are set around a courtyard in an attractive setting on the banks of the River Windrush. The site comprises a fine hall, tower and complete dovecote nearby. Minster Lovell Hall was originally home to Richard III's henchman Lord Lovell, one of the richest men in England. Although designed to serve as a symbol of great wealth, following several changes of hands, the hall was abandoned - then dismantled and demolished - in the 18th Century,…

Salt Gallery, Burford

34 Lower High Street, Burford, Oxfordshire, OX18 4RR
The Salt Gallery is part of the Wren Gallery in Burford and specialises in the sale of British studio pottery and glass from some of the country's leading potters and glassmakers. The gallery caters for both the serious collector and the casual visitor. It always has a wide selection of salt glaze. The paintings on show are at the main site Wren Gallery, www.wrenfineart.com The gallery is open seven days a week from 10am-5pm.

Living Green Centre, Bourton-on-the-Water

High Street, Bourton-on-the-Water, Gloucestershire, GL54 2AP
An inspirational building and superb secret garden packed with tips for your home and the future where you can find local gifts and eco-gizmos. Proud to support the Fairtrade Village initiative. Guided tours available by arrangement. Open every day except Sundays 10am-5pm (check website for shop information and winter hours).

Chipping Norton Leisure Centre

Burford Road, Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire, OX7 5DY
Chipping Norton Leisure Centre is a modern dual-use site shared with Chipping Norton School. The great range of facilities include a 25m swimming pool with a movable floor to enable it to be made suitable for all ages and sessions. Other facilities include a main activity hall, dance studio, squash courts and a fully-equipped gym, all with a variety of activities for all ages and abilities. With a friendly and welcoming atmosphere, the centre is an excellent asset to the local community.

Cineworld Cheltenham

The Brewery, St Margaret's Road, Oxford Passage, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL50 4EF
This 11-screen cinema is located within The Brewery complex and is surrounded by an array of restaurants, bars and a multi-storey car park.

Cineworld Gloucester Quays

Gloucester Quays Outlet Centre, Merchants Road, Gloucester, GL1 5SH
  • T: 0871 200 2000
This 10-screen cinema is situated at the hub of The Quayside - a dining and leisure quarter within Gloucester Quays Outlet Centre, just off the A430 in Gloucester.

Cineworld Witney

Marriotts Walk , Witney, Oxfordshire, OX28 6GW
Cineworld Witney is a five-screen cinema situated in the Marriotts Walk leisure and retail development, showing all the latest releases.  
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