Cotswolds Playlist: Strong Vibes (2023)

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Cotswolds Playlist

Did you know the famed British composer Gustav Holst was born in Cheltenham and spent much of his childhood in the area before settling in Cranham, near Gloucester?

Holtz drew from the natural beauty of the Cotswolds in many of his works, including his Symphony in F Major, inspired by the valley near his home.

We thought it would be fun to brainstorm a modern Cotswold playlist and see what songs of relevancy we could find!


Beautiful Day by U2
The sun is shining and the Cotswolds are calling – it’s a beautiful day to take a drive!

Blinding Lights by The Weeknd
Don’t be blinded by the stunning Cotswold scenery as you cruise through the countryside.

Blue Bayou by Roy Orbison
Let the blue skies and tranquil waters of the Cotswold lakes take you away.

Blue Monday by New Order
Don’t let the Monday blues get you down – a trip to the Cotswolds is just what you need!

Cafe on the Corner by Sawyer Brown
Stop by a cozy Cotswold cafe and enjoy a hot cup of tea or coffee.

Cider Drinker by The Wurzels
Sip on some delicious Cotswold cider and become an honorary Wurzel for the day.

Cotton Eye Joe by Rednex
You never know who you’ll meet on a Cotswold adventure – maybe even Cotton Eye Joe himself!

Crazy in Love by Beyonce featuring Jay Z
Fall in love with the Cotswolds as you explore the charming villages and rolling hills.

Don’t Stop Believin’ by Journey
Keep the faith and believe in the magic of the Cotswolds – it’s a truly special place!

Dynamite by BTS
The Cotswolds are full of surprises – you never know what adventures await!

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Farmhouse by Phish
Stay in a charming Cotswold farmhouse and experience the true essence of English country living.

Fiddler’s Green by The Dubliners
Listen to some lively Irish music and raise a glass to the good times in the Cotswolds.

Fields of Gold by Sting
The golden fields of the Cotswolds are a sight to behold – don’t miss out!

Get Lucky by Daft Punk featuring Pharrell Williams
You don’t need luck to have a great time in the Cotswolds – it’s guaranteed!

Green Light by Lorde
The Cotswolds are calling – it’s time to hit the road and go explore!

Green Onions by Booker T. & the M.G.’s
Enjoy some fresh, locally grown onions at a Cotswold farm stand.

Green River by Creedence Clearwater Revival
Take a relaxing boat ride down the peaceful River Windrush in the Cotswolds.

Green, Green Grass of Home by Tom Jones
The lush green grass of the Cotswolds will make you feel right at home.

Happy by Pharrell Williams
A trip to the Cotswolds is sure to put a smile on your face – it’s a happy place!

Honey by Kehlani
The sweet taste of Cotswold honey is a must-try for any foodie on vacation.

Misty Mountain Hop by Led Zeppelin
Take a hike through the misty Cotswold hills and experience the magic of nature.

Mr. Blue Sky by Electric Light Orchestra
Don’t let a cloudy day ruin your Cotswold vacation – there’s always something to do!

Road To Nowhere by Talking Heads
Don’t worry about getting lost on the winding Cotswold roads – it’s all part of the adventure!

Rolling in the Deep by Adele
Take a deep breath and soak in the beauty of the Cotswold countryside.

Take Me Home, Country Road by John Denver
Let the winding roads of the Cotswolds take you on a journey through time.

Cotswolds playlist

The A Team by Ed Sheeran
The Cotswolds are full of history and charm – it’s like being on the A team of English countryside travel!

The Coffee Song by Frank Sinatra
Start your day off right with a delicious cup of Cotswold coffee.

The River by Garth Brooks
Fish for trout in the clear waters of the Cotswold rivers and streams.

The Trees by Rush
Take a peaceful walk through the Cotswold forests and admire the stunning trees.

Uptown Funk by Mark Ronson featuring Bruno Mars
Get funky in the Cotswold towns and villages with their unique boutiques and shops.

Where Corn Don’t Grow by Travis Tritt
The Cotswolds may not be known for their corn, but they’re famous for their delicious local produce.

Where The Streets Have No Name by U2
Get lost in the charming Cotswold villages where the streets have no name – it’s all part of the fun.

Wide Open Space by Mansun
The Cotswolds are the perfect place to escape the hustle and bustle of city life and enjoy wide open spaces.

Woodstock by Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young
Get in touch with your inner hippie and enjoy the laid-back vibe of the Cotswolds.

Yellow by Coldplay
The golden hues of the Cotswold stone buildings are a sight to behold – it’s like walking through a painting!

Now that you’ve got a Cotswolds playlist, you can listen while you explore the region. From rolling hills and winding canals, to vibrant towns and picturesque villages, there is so much to experience in this idyllic English countryside.

Whether you’re looking for a romantic getaway or an outdoor adventure, the Cotswolds has something for everyone!

See for yourself why Gustav Holst found inspiration for his music in the beautiful region.

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.

If you’re driving through the Cotswolds, we’ve got an itinerary just for you! Look at our 5 day guide here.


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