Boxwell with Leighterton: A Box Full of Delightful Surprises! (2023)

In quaint Cotswold towns, history and beauty blend, timeless elegance

Boxwell with Leighterton

The Cotswolds is a region that is renowned for its natural beauty and stunning landscapes.

With miles of walking and cycling trails, visitors can explore the region’s rolling hills, wooded valleys, and picturesque villages.

Whether you’re an outdoor enthusiast or simply looking for a peaceful retreat, the Cotswolds is the perfect destination to reconnect with nature and enjoy the great outdoors.

Boxwell with Leighterton in the Cotswolds (designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in 1966) sits on the banks of the River Wye, is a picturesque destination to spend some time and boasts an enchanting abbey and many excellent restaurants, cafes and bars to enjoy.

Picturesque country lanes surround the town, leading to some stunning buildings and landscapes – especially around its centre.

One such landmark is Boxwell Court, a 16th century country house with an intriguing history.

This historic property boasts a rich history dating back to the 15th and 16th centuries, and has been associated with the same family for over 600 years.

The gardens at Boxwell Court are a true highlight of the estate, featuring naturalistic plantings of spring bulbs and an impressive natural box wood.

Visitors can explore the well-maintained grounds and marvel at the beauty of the surrounding countryside.

The estate is also home to a large country house and this together with its fascinating history, stunning gardens, and impressive architecture, makes Boxwell Court a must-visit destination.

There are plenty of attractions to discover and enjoy in the area, but few compare to this hidden treasure and plenty of thrilling places to discover.

Accommodation options include hotels, Bed & Breakfasts and self-catering cottages to rent in the surrounding countryside and within a 2 mile radius.

If you get thirsty, pay a visit to Boxwell with Leighterton’s The Royal Oak, a charming country pub and restaurant dating back to the 18th century (see here for some amazing photos over the years).

Featuring a cozy bar area and a bright and airy dining room serving delicious pub classics and modern British cuisine while outside are beautiful gardens where you can enjoy a drink or a meal in the sunshine.

If you’re after more beautiful gardens then Westonbirt, The National Arboretum, is just a short distance away from Boxwell with Leighterton. Pre-booking is essential if you intend to visit between September 30 and November 12.

Takes 1.5 hours to drive to Boxwell with Leighterton by car from Heathrow Airport.

Although having a car can be convenient for exploring the Cotswolds, it is possible to get around the region without one.

Public transportation options such as buses and trains connect many of the towns and villages in the area, although the frequency of service may be limited on weekends and holidays.

While it may require some additional planning and flexibility to visit Boxwell with Leighterton and get around without a car, the Cotswolds is a stunning region that is well worth exploring. See our ultimate guide to Cotswolds taxis here.

The Cotswolds is a region that’s perfect for those looking to escape the noise and chaos of modern life, with its picturesque countryside and charming villages offering a welcome retreat from the hustle and bustle of the city.

Enchantment Awaits
Enchantment Awaits

The Cotswolds region is home to many charming villages and towns, churches, historic landmarks, outdoor activities, in a beautiful part of England. After visiting the region many times, we created the Travel Cotswolds website dedicated to helping others plan their own trips to the Cotswolds.

If you’re looking for other places to visit, click the following for quick guides to Poole Keynes, Rendcomb, Weston-sub-EdgeWotton-under-EdgeWitney, and many more on the main page.


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