6. For the beauty
Described by William Morris as ‘The most beautiful village in England”, Bibury is the most depicted village in the world, even featuring on the inside of all UK passports. Make sure to take a stroll down Arlington Row, home to cottages that were built in 138 as a monastic wool store.
Another beautiful village is Stow-On-The-Wold, founded in Norman times by lords keen to trade. Fairs and markets have been established here since 1330. It is also the highest town in the Cotswolds, offering expansive views of the rolling hills (the wolds). Still a market town today, this a great spot to eat, shop and explore.