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Cotswold Tours for First Timers or More the Discerning

How To Start The Best Cotswold Day Tours

Select from our curated list of cultural and historical tours. We have options that will certainly appeal to any specific taste or preference you require. We believe in quality over quantity, and that's why our small group tours are designed to ensure you have a rich, rewarding experience without any overcrowded mini-buses. You'll have plenty of time for taking photos and enjoying your day, no hassle, no hurry. Without a doubt, a tour of the Cotswolds should be of course on everybody's bucket list of things to do while visiting the Cotswolds.

The Best Locations

We've picked some of the most beautiful and popular destinations in this area and offer a range of guided tours so you can enjoy your own tailor-made day out.

Experienced Guides

The families of our guides have lived and farmed the Cotswolds for generations and know the history, characters and have the intimate knowledge.

A Unique Experience

Private guided tours for small groups (1 - 4 people), for those who want a more personalised experience with a focus on what's important to them. Tours for Family and Friends.

Select Your Private Guided Full & Half Day Tours

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north cotswolds half day tour expert introduction with poppy fields
4 Hours

Best Expert Guided Introductory Tour of The Cotswolds

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classic north cotswolds market towns and villages all day local expert guided tour
8 Hours

Best North Cotswolds Tour from London

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father brown bbc series visits filming locations guided tour
2 - 6 Hours

Father Brown Filming Locations in the Cotswolds a Tour

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downton abbey itv series visits oxfordshire and cotswolds filming locations local expert guided tour
2 - 4 Hours

Downton Abbey Filming Locations Tour

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What Our Cotswold Tours Include

At an arranged time we can pick you up from your accommodation or requested location, and then drop you back at your accommodation or designated location at the end of the tour. If you need coffee stops, a real old fashioned Cotswold pub lunch or cream tea, all can be pre-arranged. Book in advance to make that perfect Cotswold's experience.

Free Car Transportation

The price of the tour is for hiring the guide only. No charge is made for driving or use of the vehicle. We do not offer ANY professional driving services.

Great Photo Locations

We’ll show you some amazing places to take photos and capture your trip

Trusted Tour Guide / Driver

Hiring Jim means you are getting excellent local knowledge and an exceptional ex-private hire driver

Personal Pick-up & Drop-off Points

By arrangement we can pick you up from your accommodation or location, and afterwards drop you off at a designated location at the end of your journey.

Born & Bred Cotswold Knowledge

Jim Gladwin, and the Gladwin family, have been sheep farmers for many generations and have an extraordinary knowledge of the area, its history, local characters, stories and what makes this part of England so unique.

Your Own Private Group Tour

We only offer private tours for your group of Family / Friends / Guests. You then will have plenty of time for taking photos and enjoying your surroundings without the problems with larger groups and crowded minibus.

What Our Tours DO NOT Include

British Summer time weather is beyond our control, but we always try to distract our guests with history, stories and anecdotes.

Attraction Entry Fees

Payment of entry fees to attractions are not included in the price of a tour. The entry fees can be calculated for you in advance once your itinerary has been chosen.

All Meals and Beverages

Beverages and meals are not supplied but by all means bring your own, especially if you have dietary requirements. We can always stop for cream teas and other old English Inns for any extra meal experiences.

Why Choose Us?

We have generations of knowledge and experience which shows when guiding people through this beautiful part of England, including private tours, family tours, and more. Our skilled guides will ensure that you get the best possible experience from your visit to this picturesque countryside.

Any Questions?

If you have any questions, a special request, order a quotation or just to check the availability then please send an enquiry.

Cotswold Tours TripAdvisor Latest Top Rated Reviews

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gcarson678
gcarson678
2019-10-14
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A Cotswold Tour to Remember A Cotswolds tour with Jim Gladwin is like the difference between having a tailor made suit versus getting one off the rack. My wife and I arranged for Jim to guide us on a half day tour of the Cotswolds on September 26. Being limited in time, we had a small request for Jim, “Show us the towns and countryside you consider the most representative of the area.” Jim delivered in spades, although we never got to see his favorite fishing hole. Jim and his family are long time residents in the the Cotswolds and his local knowledge was evident in every place we saw. Jim is a delightful English gentleman who quickly discerned what highlights would give us the best overview of the Cotswolds. He charmed us with stories and took us to sights other tours may miss. He pointed out photographic opportunities as well as accommodating requests to stop for more pictures. Taking country lanes, we avoided the crowds, but got to see beautiful vistas, market towns, and stone homes that are typical of the Cotswolds. Our tour passed too quickly and Jim returned us to Moreton-in-Marsh for our train back to London. We highly recommend Jim; a memorable day awaits.
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Christie O
Christie O
2019-05-13
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A must do! My mom and I wanted to visit the Cotswolds for years but struggled to find a way to do it with ease. Jill and Jim to our rescue! Jill was quick to respond when we reached out to plan our trip. We booked a 6 hour tour. We met Jim at the train station and immediately loved his charm, local knowledge and great sense of humor. Jim provided fun facts throughout the day and showed us things we wouldn't see on other tours. The whole day felt like an outing with a close friend. The Cotswolds are absolutely beautiful and seeing it from a native's perspective really added to the experience. We could not have asked for a more perfect day. I highly recommend booking a tour with Jill and JIm.
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Ray G
Ray G
2019-05-12
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Superb Father Brown Tour Jim took us on a 4 hour tour of key locations that have been used in the BBC Father Brown TV Show. Jim was the perfect guide for us as he also is a Father Brown fan. We covered locations throughout the Cotswolds. We had traveled all the way from Australia to stay in the cotswolds because we are fans of the show. Jill and Jim did some good planning that delivered an excellent tour and really exceeded our expectations. Well done Jim and Jill.
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Escape14303453918
2018-11-10
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Amazing experience! We are a spanish couple..we had an amazing day tour around cotswolds..jim and jill are lovely people and know all history and curiosities about this area...really amazing and recomendable experience!!
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Susan M
Susan M
2018-11-04
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Lovely afternoon tour of the Cotswolds Our recent four hour afternoon tour was perfect for our group of 4 adults. We only had a short time to spend in the area and Jim was able to show us both the breathtaking landscapes and the hidden secrets of the area. Jim has extensive knowledge of both the history and architecture of the Cotswolds. We learned all about the thatched roofs! Our tour was a great value and the cost was very reasonable compared to other guide companies in the area. Communication in termsof the booking was prompt and Jim picked up up at the train station which was very convenient. I recommend Cotswold Tours by CCT without reservation. Thanks for a lovely tour.
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miuHongKong
miuHongKong
2018-09-19
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Amazing Cotswolds Tour We took a 4 hour tour with Jim and loved it totally. Jim knows the area very well and we felt like visiting Cotswolds with a local friend. Highly recommend it to anyone who is interested in visiting Cotswolds.
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Annie B
Annie B
2018-08-19
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A Memorable Day with Gentleman Jim Today we had the pleasure of touring the Cotswolds with the charming Jim. Born & bred in the area Jim’s knowledge is vast and he shares this along with his love of the Cotswolds most generously. We can’t thank him enough for creating some wonderful memories for us.
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tingalls86
tingalls86
2018-06-23
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Bespoke Cotswold tour Jim met my wife and I at Moreton in Marsh train station on June 20th for a private tour of the Cotswolds. Jim tailored our tour based on our interests of the area. Jim was an expert on the history, culture, and the people who make up this beautiful part of England. Jim was a true english gentlemen the whole trip. I highly recommend CCT tours for both private tours and transportation within the Cotswolds.
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Kay J
Kay J
2018-05-23
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Hire This Service! Once you start researching local transportation options in the Cotswolds, you will find they are limited. I arrived by train at Moreton, and there are no rental car outlets in that village. I was focused on that immediate area to visit gardens, and really didn't want to go to Stratford to pick up a car. Instead, Jill and Jim Gladwin came to my rescue! Starting with picking me up at the rail station, we set an itinerary of pickups and dropoffs at the sights I wanted to see. They were always precisely on time in their silver Mercedes, and were clear and exact on where we would meet. They held onto my luggage when needed, and were unfailingly cheerful. Jim pointed out the footpath for my walk from Hidcote back to Chipping Campden - I would have missed it if he hadn't shown it to me on the way to Hidcote. Jill even charged me less than our upfront agreed upon total because I shared the ride from the rail station. Don't even think about driving in the Cotswolds; just call the Gladwins!
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