Local Cotswolds Attractions

Cotswold viewsThe Cotswold Water Park Four Pillars Hotel is within easy reach of many local Gloucestershire attractions and makes an ideal base from which to experience the many things to do in the Cotswolds.
Stow-on-the-Wold

Stow-on-the-Wold

This delightful market town is perhaps one of the best known Cotswold destinations. Take a stroll round the fine array of Cotswold stone buildings or browse the antique shops, art galleries and craft shops. Visit the Stow-on-the-Wold website for more information.

Bourton-on-the-Water

Situated just a few miles from Stow-on-the-Wold, Bourton-on-the-Water is sometimes described as the ‘Little Venice’ of the Cotswolds. Enjoy a picnic by the River, sit outside one of the many pubs and cafes or just marvel at the beautiful, old shops and houses, which are made of local Cotswold stone. Visit the Bourton-on-the-Water website for more information.
Bibury

Bibury

Situated on the River Coln, about a half an hour drive from the Cotswold Water Park, Bibury is not to be missed. Once described by William Morris as ‘The most beautiful village in the Cotswolds’, the village is home to Arlington Row, a group of world-famous ancient cottages, dating back to the 16th Century. Visit the Bibury website for more information.
Village of Burford

Burford

Visiting Burford, a small town located under an hours drive from the Cotswold Water Park, is like stepping back in time. This beautiful town, situated on the River Windrush was once a wealthy wool town. Now it is a popular hot-spot for visitors who come to admire its ancient shops, houses, restaurants and pubs. Visit the Burford website for more information.

Cirencester

The nearby market town of Cirencester is steeped in Roman History. The second largest town in Britain during Roman times, Cirencester is now a busy town and central point for many local villages. More like a Cathedral than a church, St. John Baptist Church, which is located in the town square, is one of the largest in England and is definitely worth a visit. Visit the Cirencester website for more information.
Cheltenham

Cheltenham

England's Regency Spa Town, Cheltenham is only a short drive from the hotel. Enjoy some of the wonderful parks and gardens, indulge in some shopping or enjoy the thrill of racing at the racecourse. Cheltenham Racecourse is know across the world as the home of National Hunt Racing, The highlight of the racing calendar is the National Hunt Festival in March which features the famous Cheltenham Gold Cup. For guests wishing to book accommodation for the Cheltenham Festival call the hotel on 01285 864000. 
 Visit the Cheltenham website for more information.

Gloucester

Nearby Gloucester is well worth a visit, with its Norman Cathedral and restored docks. Once you have explored the town, enjoy a boat ride from Gloucester Docks and admire the Victorian warehouses, which have starred in many period films. Visit the Gloucester website for more information.

Bristol

The large city of Bristol is less than 2 hours drive from the Cotswold Water Park and benefits from all the amenities you would expect from a city, including a huge range of shops, bars, clubs, cinemas and restaurants. Visit the Bristol website for more information.
Swindon Outlet Shopping Village near Cotswold Water Park

Great Western Designer Outlet Village

Located in Swindon, under an hours drive from the Cotswold Water Park Four Pillars Hotel, this well-known designer outlet shopping centre is a must for any shopaholic. Visit the Great Western Designer Outlet Village website.

Cirencester Park Polo Club

Cirencester Park Polo Club is set amid 3000 acres of park and woodland on one of England’s most beautiful estates in the heart of the Cotswolds. Gates open at 12:30pm on Sundays and Bank Holidays and visitors are always welcome. Visit the Cirencester Park Polo Club for more information.

Cirencester Golf Club

Situated in the Heart of the Cotswolds, Cirencester Golf Club offers a traditional, welcoming atmosphere and a picturesque, interesting course. Many of the holes are virtually unchanged from James Braid’s original design in 1910 and offers a pleasant panorama over the surrounding countryside. Visit the Cirencester Golf Club website for more information.

Cream teas

An essential part of any visit to the Cotswolds, a traditional cream tea is an experience not to be missed. There are an abundance of little Cotswold Villages nearby, at which you can stop to enjoy a cream tea and watch the world pass by. Visit the Cotswold Tea Shops website for more information.

Watermark - The Cotswolds

Located on the Spine road along with ourselves Watermark have a range of properties available for sale as second homes and holiday rentals.

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