Coln St Aldwyns: Discover The Cotswold Charm (2023)

Coln St Aldwyns

Have you ever dreamt of visiting a picturesque village where time seems to stand still and the pace of life slows down to a relaxing stroll? If so, then Coln St Aldwyns is the perfect destination for you.

Nestled in the heart of the Cotswolds, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, this little village is a hidden gem filled with historical sites, honey-colored stone buildings, cozy pubs, and unique shopping experiences.

One of the must-visit sites in Coln St Aldwyns is the St. John the Baptist Church with its impressive history dating back to the 12th century and features beautiful stonework, and intricate stained glass windows.

If you’re looking for a spot to grab a snack or have a beer, there are a few places to choose from. Cotswold villages, towns and hamlets either have a church or a pub. Sometimes both. Sometimes just the one.

If you’re looking for tasty food and locally sourced ales, check out the menu at The New Inn’s (there’s a Chesney Hawkes burger!) in Coln St Aldwyns. This four star hotel with 15 en suite bedrooms offers a warm atmosphere, rustic Cotswold charm and comfort in a quiet corner of the Cotswolds.

Other places to stay are Buttercup Cottage, Casina Cottage and Cotswold Cottage; all are self-catering and require advance bookings. Or you may consider staying in The Old Dairy which is along a quiet country road.

Another excellent choice is the Village Shop and Café, offering a variety of homemade treats and light bites.

If you love to witness nature and enjoy a leisurely stroll, Coln St Aldwyns has plenty of country walks to explore. The village is traversed by the River Coln, offering breathtaking views, tranquil surroundings and pretty wildflowers and river scenes. It’s actually a great place for a romantic stroll!

Nearby villages include:

Museum at Bourton-on-the-water
  1. Bibury – This is mega famous for having the most photographed row of houses in England, Arlington Row and made from local golden stone. There’s also a trout farm if you fancy your hand at some rod and reel action.
  2. Bourton-on-the-Water – This Venice of the Cotswolds village is popular with tourists and has beautiful old stone bridges crossing the quaint river. This is the place to visit for afternoon complete with scones, jam and clotted cream.
  3. Cirencester – This historic market town is just a short drive from Coln St Aldwyns and is home to several interesting attractions, including the Corinium Museum, which showcases the town’s Roman heritage.
  4. Lower Slaughter – This charming village is located just a few miles from Bourton-on-the-Water and is known for its beautiful stone cottages, tranquil river, and picturesque mill.
  5. Quenington – This is ten minutes from Coln St Aldwyns and is another peaceful village featuring yet more honey-colored stone cottages, a church and a pub. Plus a library in an old red phone box.

From Heathrow Airport to Coln St Aldwyns takes under two hours.

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 website dedicated to helping others plan their own trips to the Cotswolds.


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