Stow on the Wold
With its grand manors and gardens, quaint cottages and quiet backwaters, ancient woodlands and rolling hills, Stow is the quintessential Cotswold town, just waiting to be discovered.
The Cotswolds were designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in 1966. The official area of the Cotswolds is 2,038 square kilometres (787 square miles) and has the same landscape quality and status as National Parks. The Cotswolds stretches from the border regions of South Warwickshire and Worcestershire, through West Oxfordshire and Gloucestershire, and takes in parts of Wiltshire, Bath and North East Somerset in the south.