If you are looking for a cycling tour full of scenic rides and love cycling through towns which many still have their Tudor character then you will love our Cotswold Cycling Holiday. It is a 7 night cycling holiday which starts in Shakespeare’s Birthplace of Stratford Upon Avon. The Cotswolds is an area which is pretty much renowned as beautiful and essentially English. You will find many picture postcard views that will leave you wanting to return here time and time again. If you enjoy life at a slower pace you will fit right in here in the Cotswolds, or as it is also known, Shakespeare Country. Below you will find some of the places you can see while on our Cotswold Cycling Holiday.
Places to see on our Cotswold Cycling Holiday
Old English Style Villages and Towns
You will pass through many towns and villages along the way with thatched roofs and beautiful old-style houses and buildings. However, our favourites include Chipping Campden, Bourton-on-the-Water; which is known as the ‘Venice of the Cotswold’s’ because of the bridge-spanned stream that runs through the village, and Stanton; this little gem has been left virtually unspoilt and can be seen in all its Tudor glory.
Who doesn’t love a medieval castle to look around? If you have enough time this castle is great to go visit. Warwick castle was developed from an original built by William the Conqueror in 1068. The original wooden motte-and-bailey castle was rebuilt in stone in the 12th century. The castle has daily shows including a bird of prey show (check out the official website for exact shows available on the dates you are going) There is also the might Trebuchet, which is the largest siege machine in the world! The catapult is an authentic recreation of one of the biggest and most deadly military machines of all time. There is so much to see that one visit may just not be enough!
Can be visited on day 6 of our cycling holiday. Blenheim Palace is a very large country house and is located near the town of Woodstock. It is most famous for being the birthplace and home of Winston Churchill. There is a permanent exhibition and special guided tours about Churchill’s life which will tell you all about his life. It is a very grand building set in 2000 acres of land. There are tours available of the private apartments (extra charge) where you can find out about how the Palace has been lived in past and present. You can also see the Palace gardens and relax before continuing your day’s ride.
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