What are the main things to see along the route?
One of the most magical aspects of the Cotswold Way is that for large stretches you have nothing but open countryside, allowing for incredible views and total tranquility. However, there are a few locations along the way which are worth a look, these include:
Roman heritage at Bath
Towards the Bath end of the route, you'll find one of the best-preserved Roman remains sites in the world, and we think it has to be seen to be believed (it's that good). This site was once one of the great religious spas of the ancient world, where Romans would come to worship the goddess Sulis Minerva and bathe in the waters of the natural thermal springs (they are still flowing with hot water).
Neolithic burial chamber at Belas Knap
Despite the renovations and work that has been done on this site, it still feels like something which was constructed around 3000 BC. It's quite an odd thing to look at and was used for burial chambers. Certainly fascinating.
Near Winchcombe you'll find Sudeley Castle, a Grade I listed building that is well worth a visit. Even if you don't want to enter the castle itself, the 10 acres of gardens are excellent for walking around.
A 13th-century abbey might not be top of your list of places to visit, but this one is special. Firstly, it is set against the Cotswold countryside which makes it really picturesque. But also, the ruins themselves are really beautiful to look at and walk around. There is also a museum which gives a bit more background information about the abbey.