Adlestrop: A Picturesque Village in the Heart of the Cotswolds (2023)


Adlestrop is a small village in the Cotswolds (designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in 1966) near Stow-on-the-Wold, Gloucestershire and without shops or a pub.

Edward Thomas wrote his iconic poem about Adlestrop a month before World War I broke out, offering an idyllic depiction of the countryside as a warning of what was to come soon after.

About a mile from the village lies an ancient and low tumulus (earth mound) of 2.5 feet at one end, and five feet at the other and near to an Iron Age fort in Chastleton (the next parish over).

Lavender in the Cotswolds
Lavender in the Cotswolds

By car, Adlestrop is under two hours from Heathrow Airport.

The Cotswolds is a prime destination for luxury travellers, with a range of high-end hotels, spas, and restaurants to choose from.

Whether you’re looking for a romantic getaway or a relaxing break, the Cotswolds offers some of the finest accommodations and dining experiences in the country.

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