Surely England's most commerciallyrun castle, Warwick Castle is just north of the North Cotswolds and packed full of entertainment. Gadzooks.
Where it all began.
Amazing views over Broadway and beyond and good walking in the area.
A strong inside tip for a rainy day – Snowshill is delightfully eccentric, with Charles Wade's eclectic collection of objects from around the world.
Weird and wonderful.
Tudor home of Katherine Parr (Henry VIII's last wife). Attractive gardens and splendid children's play area.
A Jacobean country house and something of a time machine.
COTSWOLD FARM PARK
BBC Countryfile's Adam Henson's farm. Well-run and informative, take a warm coat on windy days.
World Heritage Site. James Bond location. It's enormous.
COTSWOLD WILDLIFE PARK AND GARDENS
The surreal sight of penguins, giraffe and lions in the Cotswolds.
William Morris signed a lease for Kelmscott with his colleague Dante Gabriel Rossetti. One of the most enigmatic places in the Cotswolds.
SLIMBRIDGE WILDFOWL TRUST
Hello ducky. There's a lot to see at Slimbridge, not least as winter migrating geese come in to land.
An ancient fortress where the Berkeley family have lived since their ancestor completed the Keep in the 12th Century. And there's a jester in the graveyard (a dead one, obviously).
The antidote to the National Trust: tours are offered by the delightfully upfront Lowsley-Williams family who bring the history to life. Chavenage appeared in the recent TV Poldark.
A stately home, Corsham Court offers paintings (van Dyck, Reynolds) a fabulous furniture collection. The house is set in 'Capability' Brown parkland.
THE ROMAN BATHS IN BATH
One of the best-preserved Roman remains in the world.
PRIOR PARK LANDSCAPE GARDEN
Beautiful, intimate 18th century landscape garden.