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Sheep in the middle of the road, hilly views, picturesque villages, winding country roads, this is the typical Cotswolds. One of England's most beloved regions with historic cities such as Shakespeare's Stratford-upon-Avon. The Cotswolds is also known as the "idyllic England".
The Cotswolds is a beautiful region just above London and Oxford. The region is loved because of the beautiful nature, the picturesque villages where the houses are built from sandstone and the many sights.
Take day trips to counties such as Gloucestshire, Oxfordshire and Worcestershire (yes, the sauce). In terms of outdoor activities, you'll fine many options nearby with historic hiking trails, bike rides, boat trips and the Cotswolds Wildlife Park.
Cirencester, the largest village, is known as the capital of the Cotswolds. The origins of this village go back to Roman times and evidence of this can be seen in the buildings.
The city used to be an important market place, mainly for wool. In Cirencester you can visit many intereting places such as the Corinium museum or the Cirencester Park. The oldest church in the region, called The Baptist, is also located in Cirencester. The church is beautiful and this is mainly because the richness of the wool market was used to finance the church.