Hotels within three hours of London in the Cotswolds, United Kingdom
Humpback hills, honey-hued villages and leafy rural lanes – the Cotswolds more than earns its place as Britain’s biggest designated area of natural beauty. The region is more typically English than a Victoria sponge, but in Cirencester layers of its Roman past survive. Be king and queen (or lord and lady) of a wealth of local castles and estates – choose from Sudeley, Warwick or Blenheim – or take a walk through time in 9,000 hectares of ancient woodland. Feeling the love? Bring your beau to the village of Lower Slaughter and stroll the street voted the most romantic in England.