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Shakespeare, Bolthole Retreats

Arts & Culture Experiences

Discover the locations that inspired Tolkien, Carroll, Austen, Morris and more

Cheltenham is known as the cultural centre of the Cotswolds, but the inspiration doesn’t just stop there. Creativity stretches from the town, known for its Jazz, Science, Music and Literature Festivals, with independent theatres and halls across the Cotswolds showcasing the best of local talent, as well as worldwide names.

Discover spellbinding locations that inspired the works of many famous authors and poets, where the landscape is just as evocative as their literary counterparts.

You can also spot references to the Arts and Craft period all over the counties, and at key historic landmarks from Broadway Tower to Sudeley Castle & Gardens. Booking a couple of theatre tickets is always a lovely way to spend an evening too! Here are our favourite cultural experiences.

 

Arts & Culture Experiences

Arts & Culture

Bath Insider Tours

Bath

There are self-guided audio tours for those who want to explore at their own pace while still being entertained.

10% Discount
Larkswold Creative Workshop
Arts & Culture

Larkswold Creative Workshops

Moreton-in-Marsh

Book a crafty workshop in the Cotswold countryside for your friends and family. Or, enjoy a whole wellbeing day to relax and rejuvenate.

20% Discount
Arts & Culture

Blenheim Palace

Woodstock

Discover the incredible history behind the artefacts on display, by downloading an app to access an on-site guide.

Arts & Culture

Broadway Tower

Broadway

Hire an e-bike from the Tower Barn and go on a full exploration of the area.

Arts & Culture

Cotswold Photography Tours

Painswick

Read their ready-made tours to source some inspiration on the types of areas you would like to visit and capture on camera.

Cotswolds Guided Tours
Arts & Culture

Cotswolds Guided Tours

Moreton-in-Marsh

If you’re visiting for the first time, arrange a private Cotswolds tour so you can tailor your interests to the route.

Arts & Culture

Everyman Theatre

Cheltenham

To save time, place pre-show and interval drinks in advance of your visit, with a full menu and ordering system available online.

Arts & Culture

Fosse Gallery

Stow-on-the-Wold

This contemporary gallery hosts many exhibitions throughout the year, highlighting multiple artists. Be sure to check out the upcoming events.

25% Discount
Arts & Culture

Sudeley Castle & Gardens

Greet, Winchcombe

Extend your visit by booking one of the Sudeley Castle Cottages, which are just a short walk away.

Arts & Culture

The Roman Baths

Bath

During your visit, try the hot spa water at the fountain, situated in the Pump Room Restuarant. It contains 43 minerals, has an unusual taste, and was used for curative purposes for two thousand years.

Arts & Culture

The Wilson

Cheltenham

Each year, an artist in residence is chosen, and there are specific, dedicated events to their formats and style. Be sure to check out who is live on the platform this year.

Arts & Culture

Honeybourne Pottery

Honeybourne

Learn a new skill at a pottery workshop led by experts and enjoy the therapeutic benefits the craft has to offer.

Woodchester Mansion
Arts & Culture

Woodchester Mansion

Nympsfield

Discover an unfinished masterpiece of the Gothic Revival era. Woodchester Mansion is available for private tours, special events, and an incredible day out.

The Flower Hut Tetbury
Arts & Culture

The Flower Hut Tetbury

Tetbury

Book a creative, floral workshop for your friends and family, or visit in-store for a selection of beautiful bouquets for that special someone.

Stratford Town Walk
Arts & Culture

Stratford Town Walk

Stratford-upon-Avon

Discover the history of Stratford-upon-Avon, the Shakespeare connections, and the ghostly goings-on with an award-winning guide.

Cotswold Pure Botanicals
Arts & Culture

Cotswold Pure Botanicals

Broadway

Crafted by hand in the Cotswold countryside, Cotswold Pure Botanicals offer a range of luxurious candles that all use renewable soy wax.

Cotswold Teacup Tours, Bolthole Retreats
Arts & Culture

Cotswold Teacup Tours

Old Minster Lovell

Cotswold Teacup Tours will whisk you away from the crowds to their best-kept secret locations that could easily feature on any chocolate box lid.

Chavenage House
Arts & Culture

Chavenage House

Tetbury

Escape into the peaceful surroundings of a Cotswold manor, virtually unchanged for 400 years.

10% Discount
Berkeley Castle lily pond
Arts & Culture

Berkeley Castle

Berkeley

Berkeley Castle is a beautiful medieval castle built in the 12th century and has been a filming location for many period dramas.

Bliss Tweed Mill, Chipping Norton
Arts & Culture

Offbeat Cotswolds

Cotswolds

Enjoy a tour with expert, qualified guide Sean Callery. His Offbeat Cotswolds tours cover the whole of the Cotswolds or he can lead a town walk.

Cotswold Tours and Travel
Arts & Culture

Cotswold Tours and Travel

Cotswolds

Cotswold Tours and Travel offer authentic experiences and tours in the Cotswolds, while offering a luxury, personable service.

Longborough Festival Opera
Arts & Culture

Longborough Festival Opera

Longborough

Longborough Festival Opera is a world-renowned opera company in the heart of the Cotswolds.

Oxford Castle and Prison
Arts & Culture

Oxford Castle & Prison

Oxford

Oxford Castle & Prison hosts fantastic events for all ages throughout the year, from outdoor plays to knight school and birds of prey displays.

Oldfield Forge
Arts & Culture

Oldfield Forge

Garway Hill

Live the blacksmith experience by making your own swords, axes, rings or barbecue and toasting forks.

 
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