Chedworth is ideally placed for touring the Cotswolds. Many of the beautiful Cotswold villages, built of honey-coloured limestone, lie within half an hour's drive, as do the famous towns of Cheltenham, Chipping Camden, Burford and Tetbury. Warwick Castle and Stratford with its Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Oxford and Blenheim Palace, are all only slightly further afield.

Deep valleys and trout streams are characteristic of this area, and there are good opportunities for fishing, golfing, horse riding and perhaps best of all, for walking. The Cotswold Way runs for ninety-seven miles along the scarp slope from Chipping Campden to Bath, and there are many less ambitious but attractive walks close at hand with friendly pubs along the way.

Guests staying at Shrove have enjoyed visits to Bourton-on-the-Water with its model village and motor and toy museum, to the Tudor splendour of Sudeley Castle, the quirky National Trust property of Snowshill Manor and the fine viewpoint at the top of Broadway Tower. Also popular are the famous gardens at Hidcote and Batsford Arboretum with its Cotswold Falconry Centre, the craft workshops at Filkins and the safari animals and miniature railway at the Cotswold Wildlife Park.

Whether your idea of a good day out is to go to the charming Cotswold market town of Cirencester, or to walk quietly around the ruins of the Chedworth Roman Villa and along beside the River Coln, there is something here for all tastes. We can safely say that you will not run out of interesting and satisfying things to do during your holiday here at Shrove.