Many people visit The Cotswolds for the first time and are not sure what to see or where to go. Others have tasted parts of The Cotswolds but would like to see more. We have prepared some great routes and included which ‘eateries’ are on top of their game.
Once you book at Dryhill, please complete the ‘Enquiry Form‘ and we can send you more details of the tours below, featuring destinations and postcodes for easy navigation: plus helpful hints for families, tips for dog owners and suggestions of where to eat and other useful information to make your day a success.
Dryhill recommends Goldeneye Cotswold maps and guide books to enhance your stay with us, please ‘click here‘.
Guests at Dryhill who are keen for exercise or wish to walk their dogs can access the National Trust’s Country Park above Dryhill by following the marked trails. Crickley Hill has a network of footpaths including the renowned Cotswold Way and it enjoys spectacular views for over 50 miles.
There is a Visitor Centre with a good coffee shop, toilets and water for dogs. The Air Balloon Pub is just a few minutes walk downhill towards the Cricket ground, from that place.
For those interested in history, there is evidence and storyboards describing both Iron Age and Roman occupation and the Battle of Crickley Hill predates Stonehenge. On your descent back home, you will pass Dryhill’s local Roman site, a Villa Rustica dating back to 76 AD.
Watch out for deer, foxes, badgers, rabbits, squirrels, buzzards, kestrels, sparrow hawks, owls and many more wild birds on your journey. Enjoy your Cotswold safari!
Not sure where to start? We’ve designed a circular walk that features some spectacular views, an ancient woodland, an Iron Age fort, a Roman Villa, and a cafe and a pub. Please view more details and a guide here.
Coffee in the village then visit a local castle, enjoying a steam train ride, lunch in a medieval coaching inn, a scenic route home through unspoilt villages with a pub refreshments to finish your tour.
Breakfast in the second city of Roman Britain and track down designer gardens and quintessential Cotswold cottages.
Enjoy a long lunch at one of the finest places to eat in the area and visit a town created by the historic wool traders before meandering through medieval villages and stopping at an award winning pub on the way home.
Coffee and pastries in an old wool town, then drop down to the valley famed for making the British Army ‘redcoats’.
Drive alongside the canal to Prince Charles hometown known not only for its antique shops but also for the flagship royal food store. Take in high tea at local village neighbouring Princess Anne’s home and an amble downhill and uphill again to finish at a ‘locals pub ‘ well off the beaten track.
Head along a Roman road through ancient Cotswold villages to visit probably the finest ” farm shop ” in the World.
Taste the delights and fill your car with gifts and goodies before heading to one of the stunning gardens in Britain…..choice of three.
Scenic village drive and high tea in the jewel of the North Cotswolds. Navigate your way home through the delightful golden villages and finish at a great pub for supper.
We have two wet day and two dry day options, all include ideas for refreshments, picnics and child-friendly restaurants.
All postcodes and contact details provided to make navigation easy.
Is a tour designed especially for dog lovers and owners who are keen to enjoy some of the best walks in the Cotswolds with their four legged friends. Those without dogs ,who enjoy a good walk, are also welcome !
We are dog owners and have 30 years experience of exploring the best locations and now we can share our secrets with you. This day out with your dog is part of a unique collection of tours created by Dryhill to help our guests enjoy their time with us. Full details are provided in our properties (either on our Dryhill welcome iPads or by accessing using a QR code on the Dryhill Server) upon arrival. We include post codes for ease of navigation. Enjoy the journey!
If you are interested in Roman history, Chedworth Roman Villa is certainly worth a visit; a well-preserved ancient Roman house in the Cotswolds.