The Cotswolds and Thames valley towns and cities are some of the oldest and most scenic in Britain. There is much to see and do in all of them...
Bibury - Just a 15 minute drive from Thyme, once described by William Morris as 'the most beautiful village in the Cotswolds'. Known for its honey-coloured seventeenth century stone cottages with steeply pitched roofs, it’s not hard to understand why Bibury has been a backdrop to many Hollywood films.
Bourton-on-the-Water - Known as the 'Little Venice of the Cotswolds’ Bourton is a 10 mile drive from the Thyme estate. Along the River Windrush, it is home to elegant low bridges, neat tree-shaded greens and tidy stone banks. Bourton hosts a world of gorgeous boutique shops, cafes and restaurants.
Burford - One of England's prettiest small medieval towns, Burford is famous for its magnificent hillside high street full of antique shops, country boutiques, restaurants and pubs.
Cheltenham - A Regency jewel, home to the Cheltenham Festivals and of course the Races. Only 40 minutes from Thyme, this beautiful town offers a sophisticated day out for our guests.
Cirencester - The town was once one of the most important places in Roman Britain, second only to London. Cirencester is known as the capital of the Cotswolds, with a wealth of diverse shops from individual boutiques to well-known brands, Cirencester is definitely a retail therapists dream.
Oxford - Surely one of the most picturesque cities imaginable, Oxford is home to the oldest English-speaking university in the world. Founded in Saxon times at a shallow spot on the River Thames where the oxen were able to wade across the water, it is a wonderful place to explore and enjoy.
Stow-on-the-Wold - Just 30 minutes’ drive away and perhaps the most famous of the small Cotswolds towns. Stow's beautiful shopping centre has many fine antique shops and art galleries.
Tetbury - This beautiful Cotswold town has an abundance of boutique shops and has become famous for its twenty five antique shops! This old market town has a wide choice of tea shops, bistros, cafes, pubs and restaurants which offer a good choice of food and drink.