Celebrate the Cotswolds, a wonderful collection of rural counties in south-central England, designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, best explored on historic walking trails and driving along the picturesque Cotswolds Romantic Road! Time stands still in these medieval villages and lively market towns that feature magnificent manors, wool churches, antique shops, and quaint houses, all characterized by the golden honey-colored Cotswolds limestone. Chestnut trees, gentle streams, and delightful arboreta line the rows of atmospheric streets around. Enjoy waterfront picnics on castle grounds, or savor artisanal ales, local trout, and Gloucester cheese that make up the region’s fine produce. Home to celebrities and royalty, the Cotswolds also hosts a variety of events year-round, including vintage car rallies, equestrian sports, and races down a steep slope chasing a round of cheese!