Famous for its honey-coloured stone and picture postcard villages, the Cotswolds is classic weekend break territory. It conjures up dreamy images of escaping the city on Friday afternoon for a few well-spent days in a chic country house hotel and pootling along winding lanes in a soft top vintage sports car.
At a vast 800 square miles, spanning five counties along England's central south west, the Cotswolds is the Britain's largest area of outstanding natural beauty. That means there’s plenty of room to lose yourself among all the country pubs, smart boutiques and well-stocked farm shops.
Fancy a few days in this glorious corner of England? Here’s our guide to what to do and where to stay in the Cotswolds.