Tour of English Cotswolds and Shakespeare Country.
First, depart lodgings in Oxford and drive north for one hour to first destination of Bourton on the Water. This is a popular village built around the banks of the River Windrush. Here, there are many shops, a model village, motor car museum and other places of interest.
After an hour at Bourton on the Water continue north to Chipping Campden. This is another popular Cotswold village, which prospered from the medieval wool industry. Here there are shops, hotels, a fine church and houses with thatched roofs.
After an hour at Chipping Campden move on to nearby Shottery, to visitethe cottage where Anne Hathaway, Shakespeare’s wife grew up. This house extends to twelve rooms, has a thatched roof and benefits from an extensive and well maintained garden.
Next, to Stratford-upon-Avon. Here undertake a walking tour covering Shakespeare’s Birthplace, River Avon, Canal Basin, Royal Shakespeare Theatre and Shakespeare’s School.