A stay at Hardwick House is a holiday on its own, but no doubt you will want to explore the charming local villages, regency town and breathtaking beauty that the Cotswolds have to offer
 

Further Afield

The regency spa town of Cheltenham is nearby providing excellent shopping facilities with its boutiques on The Promenade and beautiful garden squares together with a wide range of restaurants and coffee shops. Many events take place in the town throughout the year including the National Hunt horse racing festival (featuring the Gold Cup) in March, the Cricket Festival at Cheltenham College in July/August and the internationally renowned Literature Festival in October.

There are many beautiful Cotswold villages to visit such as Broadway, Bourton-on-the-Water, the Slaughters, Bibury and the towns of Winchcombe and Tetbury. Many historic sites have been opened to visitors, such as Chedworth Roman Villa, and your hosts at Hardwick House would be only too pleased to help you organise an itinerary for your trip that closely matches your interests.

A little further afield is the famous university town of Oxford with its stunning architecture steeped in history dating back to 1167. The colleges are open to visitors outside of term time. Perhaps you might like to take a punt down the river from Magdalen College or visit the Botanic Gardens? The Ashmolean Museum is one of the most important art galleries in Britain. Similarly, within an hour's drive of Hardwick House is the beautiful city of Bath Spa with its Roman origins and status as Britain's only World Heritage City.

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