You will find plenty of caravans to rent in the Cotswolds if you are considering taking a holiday here this year, and you certainly won’t be disappointed with a wealth of things for all the family to do in this astounding region.
The Cotswolds offer breathtaking scenery, beautiful gardens, magnificent stately homes and historic castles, with limestone hills, known as “wolds”, running the length of Gloucestershire. The honey coloured, buttery stone has the effect of making it look like the buildings are made with pastry, which is caused by rust in the limestone.
The region is known to be ‘quintessentially English’ and has the lowest density of population in the UK, preserving the peace and quiet of the region. The Cotswolds encompass the counties of Oxfordshire and Gloucestershire, while also reaching into parts of Warwickshire, Worcestershire, Somerset and Wiltshire. It reaches from the north at Broadway, to the splendid Georgian city and Roman town of Bath in the south. The suburbs of the region include Winston Churchill’s childhood home, the palace at Blenheim, the academic world of Oxford, the impressive castle at Warwick and of course, Shakespeare’s renowned Stratford upon Avon.
A visit to the region not only allows you to unwind and relax, it also provides the ideal opportunity for you to experience the multitude of attractions and activities available in the Cotswolds. A day out can be as thrilling, exciting or relaxing as you wish it to be. Perhaps you could visit some of our suggested places.
Slimbridge Wetlands Centre, WWT
This internationally famous nature reserve in the South West is home to the world’s largest gathering of flamingos, ducks, geese and swans, offering excellent opportunities for photography and bird watchers. Covering around 3 square kms, the reserve is zoned into different areas with many activities for all the family.
Otter Feeding – listen to the talks and watch the otters being fed
Land Rover Safari – ride round the reserve in a covered trailer
Welly Boot Land – Great fun for all the family in this wet playground
Toad Hall Talks – Be engrossed in the amphibian talks in Toad Hall Visitor centre
Jet Age Museum – Gloucester
Climb aboard a real Vulcan bomber cockpit, or a Hunter and Gnat jet fighter, for an exhilarating, aircraft experience. The museum also has a large display of Gloster cockpits and aircraft, with airborne displays of model aircraft.
This historic monument, rich in connections with the medieval royals, abounds with Elizabethan splendour. Explore the private accommodation of Queen Elizabeth I, and climb to the heights of the famous tower from where she was once wooed by her lover, Robert Dudley, the Earl of Leicester.
Cotswold Discovery Centre at the Old Prison – Northleach
Visit this Grade II listed Old Prison building to learn about the Cotswold’s Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB). Through the detailed displays you will understand how geology has created the landscape of the region, from when dinosaurs first wandered the area. The Old Prison building, constructed in the 1790s, gives you an insight into existence in a 19th century house of correction. There are several guided tours and talks available to enhance your visit.
Caravans for rent in the Cotswolds can be found on Rent My Caravan, a portal that puts owners and renters in direct contact with each other. You can search for both family and luxury accommodation, depending on your personal requirements.