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Campervan Destinations in the Cotswolds

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Campervan Destinations in the Cotswolds

Campervan Destinations in the Cotswolds

If you have just collected your new campervan from L K W Campers, there is no better chance to take a small detour into the heart of the beautiful Cotswolds, right on our doorstep. Our showroom in Kidlington is ideally as a gateway to the world famous Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. A campervan offers the most flexible option to tour the area and immerse yourself in its breathtaking vista and culture.

The Cotswolds AONB

The Cotswolds is a large location in the South of England, covering nearly 800 square miles. The boundaries are open to dispute, with every regional having their viewpoint on where the Cotswolds starts and ends. However, they mainly cover the counties of Gloucestershire and Oxfordshire, extending into parts of Wiltshire, Worcestershire, Warwickshire and Somerset. The region was designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) in 1966- the biggest in England and Wales- thanks to its rare limestone grassland habitats and ancient beech forests, and home to a few of the most threatened of British wildlife.

There is a lot of history to take in that you'll be sure to find a historical story that rewards your interests. "Cotswolds" is a mix of 2 older English words. Everybody's concurred that "Wolds" are mild hills. And the majority of people agree that "Cots" are sheep enclosures. So "Cotswolds" most likely simply suggests an area of gentle hills with lots of sheep around.

Campervan Stopovers

There are numerous Schemes established and supported by local landowners and local authorities to provide a safe, stopover site for campervan and motorhome owners. It assists in promoting direct contact and a favorable relationship between motorhome owners and local producers who provide or procedure local products or provide services to the community. This includes the Night over Scheme introduced by industry-favourites Practical Motorhomes. The Brit Stop community has many connections with country pubs, farm shops, vineyards, breweries, craft/ antique centres, etc. all offering an invitation through the Brit Stops scheme to stay overnight.

There are additionally many campsites which welcome campervans to stay over. Although there is a charge to stay, there are often extra facilities such as shower blocks and electric hook-ups. Please always call ahead to ensure they offer the facilities you require, such as waste emptying.

Places to See in The Cotswolds

With their soft rolling hills and captivating villages, the Cotswolds is a perfect snapshot of the English countryside. Best for exploring on foot, by bike or on cantering horseback. Aside from delighting in the stunning landscapes and villages, there are lots of outstanding destinations to be discovered here, from castles and stately homes to wildlife parks and mazes.

The home of the nation's very first Agricultural College, this rural region is famed for its bowling and has many spectacular churches such as the Church of St John in Elkstone, or Hailes Church where you can appreciate the intricate wall paintings and stained glass windows.

The Cotswold Way National Trail

Sudeley Castle

The Cotwolds Water Park

Kelmscott Manor

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