5 Incredible Things You Can Do While In The Cotswolds


The Lygon Arms is a charming luxury boutique hotel located in the heart of the Cotswolds, the perfect destination to browse Broadway’s boutiques or explore the Cotswolds in an area of outstanding natural beauty.

To provide you with inspiration, read a sample itinerary of some of the most popular places to visit in the Cotswolds.

Visit Bath

Bath has always been a city of pleasure. From the time of the Romans, the famous hot springs have attracted folk looking to relax and socialise. The Georgians developed the city to become a harmonious architectural ensemble that is today a UNESCO World Heritage Site. There are many ways to discover this charming city, whether it’s through its Jane Austen connections, indulgent foodie scene, graceful architecture, parks and gardens, or simply relaxing in the world’s best-preserved Roman bathhouses.

Explore the authentic Cotswolds

Discover some of the iconic  sites of the Cotswolds as you delve back into history to where it all began. Your visit will be full of revelations and insights as you learn the story of how this picturesque region came to be through the centuries.

Explore Oxford

The presence of Oxford University can be felt throughout the centre of this august city. Nicknamed the City of Dreaming Spires, the patchwork of college buildings, churches and quaint streets make Oxford a beautiful place to discover the stories surrounding some of the most important characters in British history.

Blenheim Palace

Home to the Duke of Marlborough and birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill, Blenheim Palace is a grand aristocratic home befitting the high status of a Dukedom. After John Churchill defeated the French at the Battle of Blenheim in 1704, Queen Anne gave him the Manor of Woodstock and had this palatial house built for him in gratitude. The long drive up to the great court provides splendid views of Capability Brown’s world-famous landscaped grounds.

Eat and Drink

Visit award-winning distilleries in the beautiful countryside, such as the Cotswolds Distillery where local gin and whiskey are made. Foodies can indulge in local and organic grown produce in every town and village or attend classes at the local Daylesford Cooking School.

About The Lygon Arms

The Lygon Arms was once re-known as the UK’s oldest and most prestigious coaching Inn set in the heart of the Cotswolds. This is a grade one and two listed building, the roots of which date back to the 1300’s.The location of the property served as a connection between Wales, Worcester, and London during the Elizabethan times. At The Lygon Arms, you can visit the suite that Oliver Cromwell stayed in the night before the Battles of Worcester in 1651.The suite now known as the impressive King Charles I Suite was where King Charles I and his supporters would assemble.

In recent history, it was owned by the late, great hotelier Douglas Barrington OBE, who operated the property for more than 40 years. Barrington, winner of the Lifetime Achievement Catey Award in 1989, sold the hotel to the Savoy Group in 1985 when he became a member of the Savoy Group board.

In January 2016, property developer brothers Ian and Richard Livingstone purchased The Lygon Arms. The hotel now sits within the newly formed Iconic Luxury Hotels collection – headed by Andrew Stembridge.


If you wish to book your stay at The Lygon Arms, please call us on +44 20 7148 1778 or send us an enquiry.

For more information about The Lygon Arms boutique hotel in the Cotswolds, please visit here.

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