Coberley: A Hidden Gem In The Heart of the Cotswolds (2023)

Coberley is a village and civil parish located in the Cotswolds (designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in 1966), near to Cheltenham.

St. Giles is the parish church with origins before 1144, and accessible only by foot and through the private grounds of Coberley Court (follow the signposts to ‘Coberley Church’). There is a fine website giving more information about the church.

In fact, Sir Giles de Berkeley, a knight during King Edward I reign, is commemorated inside the church along with his son, Sir Thomas and wife.

Archaeologists unearthed a Roman villa near the village in 2007 and found stone, bricks, part of a sophisticated heating system, and roof tiles. The excavations revealed an H-shaped village building and a Roman mosaic.

From Heathrow Airport to Coberley takes approximately 1 hour 20 minutes by car.

Cotswolds driving holiday

If you are travelling around the Cotswolds by car, the region is the perfect destination for a driving holiday, with its winding country roads and stunning landscapes.

Whether you’re a driving enthusiast or simply looking to explore the region at your own pace, the Cotswolds offers some of the most scenic drives in England.

We came up with an itinerary for a 5 day road trip that takes in beautiful villages and the main attractions.

You may be keen to visit Ampney Crucis, Bagendon, Compton Abdale, and Daglingworth

Go to for information on towns and villages in the Cotswolds.

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