Things to do in Tetbury & the Cotswolds

We want you to make the most of your stay. Here are some ideas of things we think you may enjoy. Please ask at reception for more details.

The Goods Shed

Half a century after the Tetbury Station closed, and twenty years after regeneration efforts began, Tetbury Goods Shed is back in business!

Take in a show at The Goods Shed - Within walking distance of The Snooty Fox is a brand new 180 seater performance venue, arts centre and exhibition space featuring live music, theatre, comedy and dance, art exhibitions and creative workshops. The building was transformed in 2016 from a Victorian railway goods shed, and still retains much of its character. There is a cafe, toilets and disabled access. Tickets for any performances can be purchased online at www.shed-arts.co.uk or from Tetbury Tourist Information Centre. 

Visit Highrove House Gardens ,book a tour of HRH Prince Charles Cotswold residence gardens - read more

Badminton Horse Trials 3rd - 7th May - read more
Tetbury Woolsack Race - 29th May - read more
Fairford International Air Tattoo 4th - 16th July - read more
Womad Festival Malmesbury 27th – 30th July - read more
Festival of British Eventing, Gatcombe Park, 4th - 6th August - read more
Bristol Balloon Fiesta 10th - 13th August - read more
Tetbury Classic Car Show - 3rd September - read more

In the hotel

- Read a book in the lounge with a cup of coffee and a cake, in the warmer months sit outside and people watch and in the cooler months warm up in front of roaring log fires. (A selection of traditional board games, are available in the lounge.)

- Sit in the window and do a bit of "Royal Spotting" - Highgrove House and Gatcombe park and Badminton Horse Trials are within a few miles of the hotel, you never know who you might see?

- Have a pamper party - We've teamed up with Cotswold Beauty who can provide pamper parties at the hotel. Booking is essential.
-Traditional board games available.

-There are 37 Antique and curio shops dotted around Tetbury which can make for an interesting afternoon.

- Go for a walk in the glorious Cotswoldcountryside. We have maps at reception and can send you on your way with a picnic or packed lunch.

- For something a bit more organised we have teamed up with Cotswold Walking Holidays Ltdwho can provide expert guides for walking in the Cotswolds. Cotswold Walking Holidays are a leading provider of walking holidays in the region, founded to encourage people to explore on foot the beauty of the Cotswolds. This area of gentle hills and honey-coloured stone villages, some 100 miles/160kms west of London, has some of the best walking in England.

- The Cotswold Way- Just over 100 miles of quintessentially English countryside. Follow the Cotswolds escarpment with its stunning views and charming villages from the beautiful Cotswold market town of Chipping Campden in the north to the World Heritage City of Bath in the south.

- Browse the many antique and curio shops in Tetbury

Westonbirt Arboretum-  One of the most spectacular tree collections in the world. A place to relax and recharge, a place to learn and a resource for science

- Chavenage House- The Cotswolld house that is at the heart of the popular TV series Poldark. We hope that when you visit us, you will feel that you are in the relaxed atmosphere of a family house. At Chavenage you can escape into the peaceful surroundings of a Cotswold manor, virtually unchanged for 400 years

- Stroud,  with its dramatic Cotswolds landscape, unique arts and crafts heritage, fabulous festivals and independent shops, the Stroud District is the least commercialised and unexplored area of the Cotswolds. In particular you may want to plan your visit to coincide with the highly regarded Stroud Farmers Market

- Malmesbury Abbey- The Abbey is at the centre of Malmesbury and can be seen for miles around. A Monastery was first established on the site around 676 but the present building dates from the 12th century, and was consecrated about 1180. One of the most notable features surviving from that period is the south porch with its magnificent Norman arch containing carvings depicting Bible stories. There is also a fine vaulted roof to the nave

- Abbey House Gardens- Ian & Barbara Pollard aka The Naked Gardenersbought Abbey House in 1994 to make it their home for their family of three children and in the autumn of 1996 decided to create a garden that might attract visitors from around the world to the historic town of Malmesbury.

Painswick- This historic wool town known as ‘The Queen of the Cotswolds’, is one of the finest and best-preserved Cotswolds settlements, nestling quietly in the hills and surrounded by some of Gloucestershire’s most delightful countryside. Also reknowned as the location for the TV series The Casual Vacancy.

- Gloucester Ghost Walks- Come with us on a spooky journey through the dark narrow alleys of Gloucester and prepare to be terrified by the tales of the City’s haunted past. Descend into the dark undergound area called ‘Deep Six’ – Dare You Join Us?

- Gloucester Cathedral- Worship has taken place in this wonderful building for 900 years and it continues as a place of prayer and Christian pilgrimage.

- Gloucester Docks and river cruises  - The former dock estate has become a popular destination where visitors can enjoy interesting views and a range of modern facilities while wandering around a remarkably complete example of a Victorian port.

- Gloucester Quays- Designer Outlet has an outstanding mix of high street and designer labels at up to 60% off recommended retail prices.

- Golf – plenty to choose from including  Minchinhampton Golf Course- Three truly outstanding tests of golf set high on the rolling Cotswolds where the glorious scenery complements the quality of the golf experience. Can there be a better golfing destination or Club to belong to in the whole of the South West?

- Gloucester Rugby– We can arrange tickets - The official online home of Gloucester RFC including team news, fixtures, ticket information, multimedia and all the very latest for Gloucester fans

- Cheltenham Races– We can arrange tickets - The racecourse is best known for the National Hunt festival held in March each year, and includes races such as the Gold Cup and Champion hurdle

- NationAL Trust properties-  Find Places to visit. Search places to visit in the Cotswolds to find your perfect day out for the family on National Trust site today.


- Shopping in regency Cheltenhamfollowed by lunch or dinner at our popular pub, the Beehive in Montpellier. Cheltenham Spa  is England's most complete Regency town and is characterized by intricate ironwork balconies and painted stucco facades that line the historic Promenade, squares and terraces. With its award-winning gardens, impressive range of stylish shops and restaurants, and its festivals of horse racing, music and literature it is a great place to visit at any time of year.

- Visit   Gloucester Cathedral and have lunch or afternoon tea at Hatton Court with spectacular views of the Severn Vale. Worship has taken place in this wonderful building for 900 years and it continues as a place of prayer and Christian pilgrimage.

- Village of Winchcombe– Winchcombe is a small, unspoilt Cotswold town where you will still find a wealth of unique shops and places to eat and drink. It is an ideal base for walking in the Cotswolds being at the intersection of the Cotswold Way, the Gloucestershire Way, the Wardens Way, the Windrush Way, the Wychavon Way and the unofficial St Kenelm's Way. Visit nearby Sudeley Castleand have lunch at the White Hart Inn.

- Visit Bath- Nourished by natural hot springs, Bath offers a unique experience with stunning architecture, great shopping and iconic attractions.  Use this link to discover more about Bath and the surrounding countryside.


Batsford Arboretum www.batsarb.co.uk

Berkeley Castle    www.berkeley-castle.com

Birdland Park and Gardens   www.birdland.co.uk 

Blenheim Palace    www.blenheimpalace.com 

Bristol Balloon Fiesta www.bristolballoonfiesta.co.uk 

Bristol Harbour Festival www.bristolharbourfestival.co.uk 

The Cheltenham Brewery    www.thebrewerycheltenham.co.uk 

Bourton Model Railway     www.bourtonmodelrailway.co.uk 

Butts Rare Breed Farm     www.buttsfarmrarebreeds.co.uk 

Broadway Tower   www.broadwaytower.co.uk 

Cheltenham Art Gallery    www.cheltenham.artgallery.museum 

Cheltenham Race Course   www.cheltenham.co.uk 

Clearwell Caves    www.clearwellcaves.com

Cotswold Falconry Centre    www.cotswold-falconry.co.uk 

Corinium Museum   www.cotswold.gov.uk/go/museum

Cotswold food store    www.cotswoldfodstore.co.uk 

Cotswold Farm Park   www.cotswoldfarmpark.co.uk 

Cotswold Motoring & Toy Museum    www.cotswoldmotormuseum.co.uk 

Cotswold Perfumery    www.cotswold-perfumery.co.uk 

Cotswold Way National Trail   www.ecapetothecotswolds.org.uk/cotswoldway

Cotswold Water Park   www.waterpark.org 

Cotswold Wildlife Park    www.cotswoldwildlifepark.co.uk 

Court Barn Museum    www.courtbarn.org.uk 

Dr Jenners House    www.edwardjenner.co.uk 

Dunkirk Mill    www.stroud-textile.org.uk 

Giffords Circus     www.giffordscircus.co.uk