Chastleton House– Nr Chiping Norton- 01494 755560- www.nationsaltrust.org– one of Englands finest Jacobean Houses dating back to 1607.
The Rollright Stones– Chipping Norton- www.rollrightstones.co.uk – a mini Stonehenge in the Cotswolds!
Batsford Arboretum– Batsford- www.batsarb.co.uk– set in 50 plus acres of scenic countryside this is home to over 1500 species of trees from all over the world.
Cotswold Farm Park– www.cotswoldfarmpark.co.uk– great family day out on a working farm with maze, tractor rides and adventure playground.
Cotswold Water Park– Cirencester- www.waterpark.org Home to 147 lakes and over 20000 species of birds, great for cycling, watersports, hiking.
Sudeley Castle– Winchcombe- www.sudeleycastle.co.uk Medieval castle with a fascinating history and plenty to see.
Westonbirt Arboretum– Westonbirt- http://www.forestry.gov.uk/westonbirt 16000 species of trees spread over 600 acres. A lovely day trip and perfect for a picnic.
Bay Tree– Sheep Street, Burford- 01993 822791 – http://www.cotswold-inns-hotels.co.uk/property/the_bay_tree_hotel First class Hotel Inn with a very good reputation.
Manor House– Moreton-in-Marsh- 01608 650308- http://www.cotswold-inns-hotels.co.uk/property/the_manor_house_hotel 16th Century coaching inn that has been converted into a hotel.
Number Four at Stow– Stow-on-the-Wold- 01451 830297- www.hotelnumberfour.co.uk A lovely, quiet country hotel run by two sisters.
Clapton Manor– Clapton-on-the-Hill- 01451 810202- www.claptonmanor.co.uk A Tudor-Jacobean mansion house that is still a family home and has a few rooms available as bed and breakfast.
Lord of the Manor– Lower Slaughter- 01451 820243- www.lordofthemanor.com Luxury, well-presented hotel dating back to 1649 in the Old Rectory.
Cotswolds 88– Painswick- 01452 813688- www.cotswolds88.com Wonderfully stylish hotel set in the 18th century vicarage.
Hook Norton Brewery– Hook Norton- www.hooknortonbrewery.co.uk
Stroud Brewery– Stroud- http://www.stroudbrewery.co.uk
Donnington Brewery– Stow-on-the-Wold – www.donningtonbrewery.co.uk
The Cotswold Brewing Company– Bourton-on-the-Water- www.cotswoldbrewing.com
Snowshill Manor and Garden– Snowshill- http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/snowshill-manor/
Painswick Rococo Gardens– Painswick- http://www.rococogarden.org.uk
Sezincote Garden-Sezincote- http://www.sezincote.co.uk
Matara Garden– Tetbury- http://www.matara.co.uk/index.php/gardens/
Hidcote Manor Garden– Chipping Campden- https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/hidcote
Huffkins– The Square, Stow-on-the-Wold- 01451 832870- www.huffkins.com well known tea room in Stow, well worth a visit for afternoon tea.
Juri’s– Winchcombe- 01242 602469- http://www.juris-tearoom.co.uk Award winning tea room with superb cakes run by a Japanese family!
Tisanes Tea Room– Broadway- 01386 853296- http://tisanes-tearooms.co.uk Nice tea room occupying a 17th century house on the High Street.
Cycle Osaka– Osaka, Japan- +81 80 5325 8975- www.cycleosaka.com– Run by a good friends from my time in Japan and part inspiration for Cotswolds Adventures.