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Visit the Cotswolds by train

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The Cotswolds AONB (Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty) is an attractive rural area defined by its rolling hills (the 'wolds'). Many buildings are constructed from the local honey-coloured stone making the villages and small towns especially picturesque.

There are few railway stations inside the Cotswolds AONB but with several stations around the edge and bus services through the the area it is not difficult to explore the Cotswolds using public transport. Just be aware that some bus services are infrequent with only a few journeys each day, so plan carefully and check the current timetables using Traveline or the operator links provided.

A Cotswolds Discoverer One Day Pass covers bus and train travel in the area. Please check bus routes and times with Traveline to ensure you have up-to-date information. |

For walking in the Cotswolds I recommend Ordnance Survey 1:25000 Explorer maps which show public footpaths and field boundaries as well as roads and villages. One map covers the central Cotswolds: OS map Cotswolds.

You can also subscribe to OS Maps Online to view and print detailed maps covering all of England, Scotland and Wales, excellent value if you plan to explore several areas and there's a 7-day free trial period too: OS Maps Online

The Cotswolds are spread over several counties, most of the area is in Gloucestershire with a smaller but significant part in Oxfordshire. The map below shows railway lines and stations in and near the Cotswolds.

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15% off English Heritage annual and gift membership with discount code EH2018 (expires 28 Feb 2018).

30% off OS Maps 12 month standard subscription with discount code WALK30 (expires 28 Feb 2018).

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Stations in or near the Cotswolds

Ashchurch Bath Spa Cam & Dursley Charlbury Cheltenham Spa Chippenham Evesham Gloucester Hanborough Honeybourne Kemble Kingham Moreton-in-Marsh Oxford Stratford-u-Avon Stroud Swindon Worcester

Cotswolds map

Houses, Castles & Gardens

in or near the Cotswolds

Anne Hathaway's Cottage Ashdown House & Woodland NT Avebury Manor & Garden NT Batsford Arboretum Blenheim Palace Bodleian Libraries Botanic Garden, Oxford Bourton House Garden Charlecote Park NT Cirencester Amphitheatre EH Cirencester Park Coughton Court NT Gloucester Blackfriars EH Gloucester Greyfriars EH Hall's Croft Harcourt Arboretum Hidcote NT Holst Birthplace Museum Kiftsgate Court Garden Lacock Abbey NT Lydiard House and Park Mill Dene Garden Minster Lovell Hall & Dovecote EH Oxford Castle Unlocked Oxford University Colleges Painswick Rococo Garden Sezincote House & Garden Tewkesbury Abbey Woodchester Mansion Woodchester Park NT

15% off English Heritage annual and gift membership with discount code EH2018 (expires 28 Feb 2018)

English Heritage Membership
English Heritage Membership

Museums & Galleries

in or near the Cotswolds

Alexander Keiller Museum EH/NT Almonry Heritage Centre Ashmolean Museum Ashmolean Museum, Broadway Bate Collection of Musical Instruments Charlbury Museum Chippenham Museum Christ Church Picture Gallery Corinium Museum Cotswold Motoring Museum Court Barn Museum Fox Talbot Museum NT Gardens Gallery Gloucester City Museum & Art Gallery Gloucester Folk Museum Gordon Russell Design Museum Gloucester Waterways Museum Holst Birthplace Museum MAD Museum (The) Modern Art Oxford Museum in the Park Museum of Computing Museum of History of Science Museum of Oxford Nature in Art New Brewery Arts Oxford Bus Museum Oxford Univ. Mus. of Natural History Oxfordshire Museum Pitt Rivers Museum Richard Jefferies Museum Soldiers of Gloucestershire Museum STEAM, Museum of Great Western Rly Swindon Museum & Art Gallery Tailor of Gloucester Museum Tewkesbury Heritage Centre Tewkesbury Museum Tolsey Museum Wellington Aviation Museum The Wilson Museum & Art Gallery Witney & District Museum Yelde Hall

Nature Reserves & Zoos

in or near the Cotswolds

All Things Wild Nature Centre Bird & Deer Park Birdland Park & Gardens Butterfly Farm Coate Water Park Cogges Manor Farm Museum Cotswold Falconry Cotswold Water Park Greystones Farm Nature Reserve John Moore Countryside Centre Slimbridge Wetland Centre

Ordnance Survey Maps
Ordnance Survey Maps
Ordnance Survey

Transport & Industry Attractions

in or near the Cotswolds

Charlecote Mill Combe Mill Cotswold Motoring Museum Gloucestershire-Warwickshire Rly Gloucester Waterways Museum Gordon Russell Design Museum Oxford Bus Museum STEAM, Museum of Great Western Rly Swindon & Cricklade Railway Wellington Aviation Museum

trivago UK
trivago UK
trivago UK

Other Attractions

in or near the Cotswolds

Avebury EH/NT Bourton-on-the-Water Broadway Broadway Tower Burford Chipping Campden Cirencester Coate Water Park Cotswold Water Park Dragonfly Maze Gloucester Cathedral Heelis NT Central Office Honeybourne Pottery Studio Lacock village NT Model Village, Bourton-on-the-Water Nympsfield Long Barrow EH Shakespeare attractions Silbury Hill EH Tewkesbury Upper & Lower Slaughter West Kennet Stone Avenue EH Windmill Hill EH Woodstock