In celebration of 45 years of the region being a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, The Cotswolds Conservation Board started a quest earlier this year to find the Seven Wonders of the Cotswolds and following a public vote the following Seven were recently announced and we are pleased to note that they are all on our doorstep!
Westonbirt Arboretum – An historic and internationally important tree and shrub collection near Tetbury and one our area’s biggest tourist attractions.
Approx 26 miles from Hilden House and Hilden Lodge
The Rollright Stones – One of the most famous stone circles in England, an ancient Neolisthinc and Bronze Age site.
Approx 30 miles from Hilden House and Hilden Lodge
Cotswold Limestone – The beautiful Jurassic limestone used in so many of the area’s buildings which gives the Cotswolds its distinctive character.
Woodchester Mansion and Park – The stunning grade I listed Victorian Gothic Mansion which was mysteriously abandoned mid-construction in 1873.
Approx 20 miles from Hilden House and Hilden Lodge.
Cotswold Way National Trail – Some 150,000 walkers are attracted each year to this famous walk stretching 102 miles along the Cotswold escarpment between Chipping Campden and Bath.
Hilden Lodge is situated within walking distance of the Cotswold Way and just an eight minute drive from the ‘Leckhampton Loop’. See our previous blog for more information.
Cleeve Hill and Common – The highest point in the Cotswolds at 330 metres, this site is also important for it limestone grassland, as well as its geological and landscape features.
Approx 5 miles from Hilden Lodge and Hilden House
Stroud Farmers Market – The fantastic multi-award winning Farmers Market which has become one of the country’s biggest and most popular with its mouth-watering range of organic and local produce.
Approx 14 miles from Hilden House and Hilden Lodge
Look out for more details on some of the above in our upcoming blogs.