Things to do in Cotswolds

The parkland and ancient copses are threaded with footpaths to suit all fitness abilities. Gardener-led tours of the grounds are available with a group. Outside of the grounds, our locations are found within some of the country’s most beautiful settings and we’ve partnered with outdooractive to help you explore them. Discover a selection of self-guided walking and cycling routes (bring your own bike) that suit different levels, some that may take in local points of interest and great local pubs or simply offer a stunning view.

Honeybourne Pottery in Cotswolds

Honeybourne Pottery

39-min drive from Heythrop Park, WR11 7PQ
Honeybourne Pottery is a family business run by potter’s Alan & Annabel Cusack, who live and work in the beautiful countryside bordering the North Cotswolds. We specialise in both wheel- thrown and slab-built pieces, creating functional hand-crafted tableware. Pieces from our range, Cusack Ceramics can be purchased at our studio and via our online shop.

Hook Norton in Cotswolds

Hook Norton Brewery

10-min drive from Heythrop Park, OX15 5NY
Sitting in its beautiful, mellow Cotswold Hills landscape, Hook Norton is a proudly independent and passionate family business that takes the very best of its handcrafted brewing heritage and combines it with a thoroughly modern approach, to create a range of real ales for today’s drinkers to enjoy. Hook Norton is one of only 32 family owned breweries and is the finest example of a Victorian Tower Brewery in the country. Of course, the brewery is about so much more than just its fantastic range of award winning beers. At the brewery we have a shop, Malthouse Kitchen Cafe, free museum and meeting rooms. We have 36 pubs that are at the heart of many of local communities, serving great drink and food to the region.

Sudeley and gardens in Cotswolds

Sudeley Castle & Gardens

43-min drive from Heythrop Park, GL54 5LP
Walk in the footsteps of some of history’s most notable characters in the castle’s beautiful gardens, join in our busy calendar of exciting events and discover Sudeley’s many treasures in our fascinating exhibition. Sudeley Castle offers a spectacular day out in the heart of the beautiful Cotswolds countryside.

The Model Village in Cotswolds

The Model Village

30-min drive from Heythrop Park, GL54 2AF
Get an idea of what it would have felt like to be Gulliver in Lilliput as you explore the only Grade II listed model village in the country. Created from local Cotswold stone by highly skilled craftsmen, it is a replica of the buildings that existed in Bourton-on-the-Water in the 1930s and shows how they are being used today (as banks, shops, meeting halls etc). Delighting children and adults alike, the attention to detail in the Bourton-on-the-Water Model Village is truly admirable. From the carefully pruned-to-scale Alpine plants in the gardens, to the choirs singing in each of the village’s two churches - even the tiny model of the Model Village itself - no detail is considered too small to be significant. Make the Model Village your first stop on your visit to Bourton-on-the-Water and then spot the life-size versions of each of the buildings as you explore the village afterwards.

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