Lechlade-on-Thames is a bustling market town sitting on the Southern edge of the Cotswolds, named after the river Leach which joins the Thames nearby. The town sits at the highest navigable part of the River Thames and is a favourite mooring spot for river boats and a popular location for fishermen.

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There are several pubs, restaurants and antiques shops to visit in the town as well as the famous Christmas Shop, open all year round and popular with visitors from the world over. There is a plethora of walks, not just along the banks of the Thames but around the lakes and the surrounding countryside. It’s a wonderful place from which to explore the nearby towns and villages and discover the beauty of the Cotswolds.

The Cotswolds stretch from Ilmington in Warwickshire for over 100 miles to the historic city of Bath and are scattered with pretty towns and villages, filled with mellow stone buildings. Linked by the wealthy wool industry of years ago, it is this to which many of these towns owe their initial prosperity.

You will find a wealth of interesting places to visit and things to do. Magnificent castles, ancient churches, glorious gardens, stately homes and historic houses are in abundance.

Take a picnic and explore the beautiful Cotswold countryside, wander into an art gallery or browse in an antique shop or simply soak up the history of the area. Head to the picturesque market towns to shop or to some of the oldest weekly markets in the country. A leisurely ramble and a welcoming lunch in one of the many traditional pubs is a must.

The Cotswolds have so much more to offer than beautiful scenery. There are lively cultural events and a year round season of sporting events and festivals to visit. It is an area of contrasts, there is something for everyone to enjoy and so much to discover that its visitors find themselves returning again and again.

For a trip filled with new discoveries and steeped in history there’s no better place to visit than the Cotswolds.