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Tuesday, March 25th 2014

Where - and what - are the Cotswolds?

Try looking for the Cotswolds on a British road map and you won’t find any traces, but do a Google search for 'Cotswolds map' and you'll see a lozenge-shaped patch somewhere south of Birmingham and west of London. This is the Cotswold AONB (Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty) established back in the 1960s to protect a unique stretch of landscape from modern development. Covering 790 square miles of hilly landscape, it stretches from Bath in the south-west to Chipping Campden in the north-east, making it the largest area of protected landscape in Britain. >>> [See more]