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Sightseeing and landmarks in Cotswolds

Art museums

Art Museum
“I love this place. It has regular exhibit changes and a great cafe. Also has parking.”
  • 79 locals recommend
Art Museum
“This recommendation is all about getting you out of the heavily-trodden tourist routes in favour of some greenery. Follow Pultney Street out of town towards the Holbourne Museum. The cafe is simple, coffee is great. A lovely place to spend an hour taking in some natural beauty. ”
  • 1 local recommends

History museums

Historic Site
“Step back and travel through the ages to find out the origins of Roman Bath. Queues can be lengthy so we suggest buying your tickets online.”
  • 176 locals recommend
History Museum
“Lacock Abbey, dedicated to St Mary and St Bernard, was founded in 1229 by Ela, Countess of Salisbury. Today it houses the Fox Talbot photography museum and is visited by thousands of Harry Potter fans each year as it was a featured location in many of the films.”
  • 61 locals recommend
History Museum
“Small museum chronicling the life and times of the famous writer, Jane Austen, plus Regency tearoom.”
  • 35 locals recommend
Historic Site
“The Pump Room was where high society used to go for afternoon tea and to be seen about town. A favourite haunt of Jane herself, it also features in Northanger Abbey and Persuasion. The Pump Room Restaurant today is still a hugely popular place for afternoon tea or lunch. You can also have a glass of Bath’s very own thermal waters straight from the fountain, for which many visitors travel from afar to benefit from its many healing properties.”
  • 27 locals recommend
History Museum
“Set in Beautiful rolling hills of Bath this spectacular building and gardens look out over the rolling green hills. Always interesting historical collections and exhibitions with American connections. A very good cafe restaurant too.”
  • 21 locals recommend
History Museum
“Amazing secluded walks with lake views, very peaceful. If you are keen walker, you could spend 4 hours walking here.”
  • 23 locals recommend
History Museum
“Founded in 1246 by the Earl of Cornwall, Hailes Abbey is set amid delightful Cotswold countryside. Once the centre of monastic life, the tranquil ruins are now the perfect place to relax and enjoy a picnic in a unique historic setting. Visit the new museum to discover the treasures of Hailes, uncovering stories of the monks who lived and worshipped at the abbey for nearly three centuries.”
  • 6 locals recommend
History Museum
“The garden contains my all time favourite Oriental Plane Tree.... Enormous ”
  • 15 locals recommend

Scenic lookouts

Other Great Outdoors
“A stunning arboretum. Fantastic for families and dogs. Cafe on sight. BBQ in the summer ”
  • 25 locals recommend
Scenic Lookout
“ Broadway and Chipping Campden are beautiful Cotswolds villages with lots to see and do. the tower is a great walkout of Broadway.”
  • 12 locals recommend
Park
“Situated just a short walk up the hill from your accommodation​, Alexandra Park has sweeping views over Bath city centre.”
  • 15 locals recommend
Scenic Lookout
“Climb to the top and take in the view of seven counties on a clear day. Walk along the Cotswold Way, through the woods to Wotton-under-Edge or head back to the village and take the Cotswold Way with its wonderful scenery to Dursley. ”
  • 4 locals recommend
Scenic Lookout
“Can be reached by walking along the Ridgeway offering stunning views of the Vale of the White Horse”
  • 2 locals recommend
Scenic Lookout
“Walk up Penn Hill and continue to Kelston Round HIll. Stunning views of the surrounding countryside. If you don't want to walk that far, there are trig points on Penn Hill. Alternatively take it in as part of the Cotswold Way and continue on to Lansdown.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Park
“if you like walking and views this is a great one to visit. Perched on the summit of a wooded hill overlooking the city, Alexandra Park is one of the best places to go for views of Bath and its surrounding countryside. It’s accessible by car or bus, or by climbing the zig-zag path that rewards your efforts with spectacular views once you reach the top. ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Museum
“Café run by a local Co-operative of adults with learning disabilities and their carers. The Cafe gives members an opportunity to prepare and serve fresh food, interact with the customers, and share in the profits. Wall maps in the cafe show the Geopark and its geology. iPads allow visitors to access a wealth of information. There is also a display of fossils and rocks from the area. ”
  • 1 local recommends

Historic sites

Historic Site
“Step back and travel through the ages to find out the origins of Roman Bath. Queues can be lengthy so we suggest buying your tickets online.”
  • 176 locals recommend
Palace
“Close to our Airbnb it is a breathtaking place, you are able to take a guide around the palace or wander around the amazing gardens. the grounds are huge and many take picnics to enjoy on the lush grass. It may take two visits to see everything but your tickets can be swapped for yearly pass so that isnt a problem. In Woodstock where the Palace is situated there are nice places to relax enjoy a meal before returning to the grounds of Blenhiem.”
  • 138 locals recommend
Historic Site
“Epic stone circle surrounding a village and free to walk around. Allow 40 minutes drive from Corsham. ”
  • 82 locals recommend
Historic Site
“Not to be missed as it is a jewel of Palladian architecture. Treat yourself at the Royal Crescent Hotel tea Rooms”
  • 48 locals recommend
Historic Site
“The Pump Room was where high society used to go for afternoon tea and to be seen about town. A favourite haunt of Jane herself, it also features in Northanger Abbey and Persuasion. The Pump Room Restaurant today is still a hugely popular place for afternoon tea or lunch. You can also have a glass of Bath’s very own thermal waters straight from the fountain, for which many visitors travel from afar to benefit from its many healing properties.”
  • 27 locals recommend
History Museum
“Amazing secluded walks with lake views, very peaceful. If you are keen walker, you could spend 4 hours walking here.”
  • 23 locals recommend
Historic Site
“Close to Silbury Hill, this is a Stoneage burial chamber. interesting if that is your type of thing...”
  • 7 locals recommend
Other Great Outdoors
“Amazing National Trust site. The mosaics of the huge roman villa found on the site are well worth a visit. Take the guided tour with one of the volunteers to learn more about how the Romans lived. The baths are particularly impressive. Lovely spot for a picnic or a bite to eat at the cafe. Also a great 1 hour walk through the woods and fields from the NT shop - just ask them for a map.”
  • 15 locals recommend

Libraries

Museum
“Award winning Museum display. Gold from the Time of Stonehenge. Houses Britain's best Bronze Age archaeology collection. Lots for children to do. Story of Devizes.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Library
“Lovely shops: Hobbs Bakery, Williams Foodhall, butcher, clothes shops etc. ”
  • 21 locals recommend
Automotive Shop
  • 2 locals recommend
Doctor's Office
“Park, library, tiny cafe in the library with nice coffee... great for kids... and parents.”
  • 1 local recommends
College Library
“The gateway into Swindon town centre. You can be at the main high street in 5 minutes”
  • 1 local recommends