Coln St Dennis: Amazing Scenic Destination In The Cotswolds (2023)

Coln St Dennis

England is a country full of picturesque villages, and one such village is Coln St. Dennis in the Cotswolds, a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in 1966, and renowned for its rolling hills, fields, and streams. The village is 3 miles from Northleach and 7 miles from Cirencester.

On the River Coln, Coln St. Dennis is also home to several historic landmarks, including the Church of St. James, which dates back to the 12th century and features a beautiful Norman plan of nave, central tower, and sanctuary. The church has been well-maintained over the years and is open to visitors all year round. If you’re interested in reading more, the Britain Express website at has more information.

There’s something quite wonderful for accommodation in Coln St Dennis and this can be found next door to Glebe Farm at Esċēap. Here you’ll find old shepherds huts on a chassis that have been reborn as places to stay with all the modern conveniences. All the materials used were sourced locally and, with the help of a local blacksmith, are available for people to enjoy the countryside.

If you’re feeling peckish, traditional English food is served nearby at The Inn at Fossebridge, a hamlet next door. Here you’ll find tables and chairs in a peaceful riverside garden or, if visiting during the winter, inside with a proper fireplace! Stowell Park and Chedworth Roman Villa attractions are nearby.

Around the parish, several round tumuli (burial mounds) can be seen dating back to prehistoric times.

Heathrow to Coln St. Dennis takes 80 minutes by car. Driving is far and away the best way to see the Cotswolds because while there are public buses and trains, these only serve limited routes and run infrequently.

Traveling by car allows you to explore the many picturesque villages and towns that are scattered throughout the rolling hills of this region and parking is, in the main, easy. You’re more likely to find a pub in a village than a shop.

Driving through the Cotswolds is a unique and unforgettable experience that offers breathtaking views, winding country lanes, and charming villages. The region’s rolling hills, fields, and streams provide a stunning backdrop for a leisurely drive, while the quaint stone cottages and historic landmarks offer plenty of opportunities for exploration and discovery.

The Cotswolds is a region that’s famous for its historic landmarks and charming villages, and Coln St Dennis is a perfect example of this. Here you can find solace and tranquility amid nature and hear the soothing sounds of the countryside, feel the gentle breeze blowing through the trees, and truly enjoy the English countryside.

If you are interested in exploring other villages, read our mini-guides on Boxwell with Leighterton, Little Rissington, Mickleton, Naunton, or browse our home page at to discover more places and things to do in the Cotswolds.

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