Visiting the best villages in the Cotswolds was one of the best trips we have ever taken. This network of historic and unspoiled English villages and towns reminded us of the fairy tales stories for its charm found nowhere else.

But there too many places to see, so you need a plan if you want to make the most of your time to make sure you don’t miss all the worth-visiting villages. On top of it, moving around can be tricky if you don’t have a car.

That is why we have done all the work for you and we have collected the 12 best villages in the Cotswolds you should visit and the resources you need to do so including some tips and stunning photographs.

If you would like to discover more, then keep reading.

Bibury, one of the most popular villages in the cotswolds

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Broadway is another picturesque and charm village of the Cotswolds. Its image remains as it was in the past, becoming a village rich in cultural heritage. Broadway is the perfect starting point to visit the Cotswolds due to its location and where you can enjoy the beautiful postcard landscapes, its honey-colored stone houses, and the highly-rated cuisine.

Accommodation in Broadway

Where to stay in Broadway

Mill Hay Country House 


a girl in a caffe in Lacock

Visiting Lacock is taking a step back in time. This well preserved 13-century village features quaint stone houses that have barely changed over the years.

No wonder why the beautiful village of Lacock is one of the Uk’s favorite film settings, appearing several times in Harry Potter films, Pride, and Prejudice, and many other famous ones. This place captivates the essence and charm of the most traditional English villages thanks to its outstanding preservation.

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Where to stay in Lacock

The Red Lion Lacock

Stow on-the-Wold

stow-on--the wold, one of the best villages in the Cotswolds to visit

One of the most beautiful villages in the Cotswolds is Stow-on-the-wold. This is the largest and highest town in the Cotswolds and it’s famous for its strategic role in history, its market square, and its steep alleys that were used to direct the sheep to the fair. This town has some curious places that you haven’t seen before.

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Where to stay in Stow-on-the-wold

The Porch House 


one of the canals of bourton on the water

Bourton-on-the-water is high on the list of the most beautiful villages in the Cotswolds, also known as the “Venice of the Cotswolds”. This charming village offers a romantic scene to its visitors.

There is a river that flows through the heart of the village with small stone bridges that connect both sides and traditional cottages at the riverfront that have been converted into pubs, boutiques, and accommodation. Burton-on-the-water is the perfect place to walk around and enjoy the peace of this gorgeous village.

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Where to stay in Bourton-on-the-Water

The Lansdowne Guesthouse