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The coffee cup challenge

With the spring flowers coming into bloom in the Cotswolds 2018’s long steamy Summer days and cold dark evenings seem a distant memory but  there’s still one thing I am yet to share from 2018 – a challenge I tasked

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Yes you CAN still join a Go Cotswolds tour after Brexit!

The March 29th deadline for the UK and European parliaments to reach an agreement on Britain’s “deal or no deal” to leave the European Union is getting ever closer. There are many implications of Brexit, whether our politicians manage to

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Cheltenham Festival 2019

…and they’re off! We’re in the middle of the 2019 Cheltenham Festival of horse racing, which means it’s a busy, busy time in the Cotswolds right now! The Cotswolds capital of Cheltenham Spa (or “Cheltnm” to its friends) plays host

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Caring for the Cotswolds: £650 raised in 2018

A huge thank you to all of our customers who donated to Caring for the Cotswolds in 2018. We’re delighted to announce that we raised £650 to go towards the scheme! We’re proud supporters of Caring for the Cotswolds, a scheme

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What we did on our winter break 2019

January and February is a quiet time of year for us here at Go Cotswolds, so we use this time to down-tools and take a winter break. We usually spend part of this time on a family holiday (we’re too

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Pride of Stratford Awards 2019

Before Christmas we were thrilled to receive the news that Go Cotswolds had been selected as a finalist in the “Small Business of the Year” category in the Pride of Stratford Awards! This annual awards ceremony, hosted by local radio

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Go Cotswolds – as recommended by Rick Steves!

On one of our Cotswolds Day Tours recently, we happened to ask a passenger how she had found out about us. We were thrilled to see the answer!  Unfurling the well-thumbed book in her hand and turning to page 356,

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We wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year 2019!

Wow, what a year! 2018 has absolutely flown by, and it has been the best year yet for Go Cotswolds. There have been so many highlights I barely know where to begin. Award-winning tours As well as winning the Cotswolds Awards

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The GAGA-UK Remembering Tree 2018

Have you been down to Bancroft Gardens in Stratford-upon-Avon recently? Some of the trees in this lovely waterside park, adjacent to the Royal Shakespeare Theatre, have been “yarn-bombed”! What is yarn-bombing? Yarn-bombing is like harmless, temporary graffiti – trees, benches,

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Small Business Saturday

Today, 1st December, is Small Business Saturday – a day for celebrating and promoting all the small, independent and family-run businesses in the UK, and encouraging everyone to “shop small”.  The Snoopy meme on the left made me laugh –

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