26 pictures that sum up living in the Cotswolds beautifully

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Is it any wonder the Cotswolds are one of the most popular places for a staycation?

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1. We have so many houses that look like they’re straight out of a story book.

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2. From grand and spacious mansions…

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3. …to cosy family homes

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4. … and cute little cottages,

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5. … the Cotswolds has some of the most photographed houses in the region.

6. We’re a sporty bunch too. Especially if it involves egg shaped balls…

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7. …or horses

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8. … or hounds

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9. …and big jumps! Cheltenham Festival witnesses one of the biggest jump racing competitions in the world, every year.

10. We’ve got a whimsical fashion sense.

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11. You can’t walk down the street without seeing Schôffel fleeces…

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12. ...tweed flatcaps,

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13. …and toasty Dubarry boots.

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14. Okay we might be stereotyping a little, but these items are the perfect attire for walking the Cotswold Way

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15. … before unwinding in a cosy pub.

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16. And with so many dog-friendly pubs around, is it any wonder so many of us own pooches?

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17. We’ve got some super quirky traditions, like cheese rolling…

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18. …and onion fayres.

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19. Speaking of cheese and onions, did you know the Cotswolds exports more than it imports? We’ve got some great produce being made, grown and sold here.

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20. You can buy these items in one of the many independent stores…

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21. …or quaint little farm shops across the Cotswolds.

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22. But one of the best things about life in the Cotswolds, is the spectacular views.

23. Like the view from Broadway Tower for example.

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24. Or this one from Cleeve Hill. There are so many.

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25. It truly is one of the most beautiful places in the world.

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26. We’re only a two hour train journey from London, so come and blend in with the locals.

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