The Cotswolds

Discover the incredible beauty and postcard perfect villages of The Cotswolds



In the heart of the majestic Cotswolds countryside, The King’s Arms makes an ideal base from which to explore the rich landscape and historic landmarks that have made the area one of England’s finest destinations. From royal estates and racing circuits to castles and picturesque villages, stay with us and explore some of the Cotswolds finest attractions that lie nearby.

The Badminton Estate

Nestled as we are the edge of this fine estate, much of our game and other ingredients are sourced from the estate grounds. Dine with us on Badminton venison, enjoy the thrill of the annual Badminton Horse Trials, or stroll through the estate gardens in the summer.

Highgrove House

The country home of HRH The Prince of Wales, Highgrove House is a stunning estate just south of Tetbury and features incredible private gardens accessible in the Summer as well as Duchy Home Farm, producers of Prince Charles’ range of organic food products.


One of the most beautiful Cotswolds towns and just moments from The King’s Arms, this thriving market town is a treasure trove of antique shops and stunning Georgian architecture. You can also shop exclusive home and lifestyle products or pick up a delicious organic treat sourced straight from the fabulous gardens of the royal Highgrove estate at the Highgrove Shop on Tetbury’s highstreet.

Westonbirt Arboretum

Home to an internationally celebrated collection of trees and shrubs, the nearby Westonbirt Arboretum is 600 acres of stunning Victorian landscapes and perfect for a woodland stroll any time of the year.

Lady’s Wood Shooting School

Get into the countryside spirit with a game drive or clay shoot at one of the country’s finest and most picturesque shooting schools. Set amongst 65 acres of stunning South Gloucestershire woodland, Lady’s Wood Shooting School is the perfect place to take in some fresh country air brush up on your shooting skills.

Castle Combe

Only 20 minutes away is the Castle Combe Circuit, one of the longest established motor racing circuits in the UK and recognised as providing the closest circuit racing in British motorsport.

Lacock Village

Renowned as the filming location for various British TV dramas and the Harry Potter films, this charming English village lined with beautiful cottages and complete with a historic medieval Abbey is just a 35 minute drive away.

Berkley Castle

The fabulous Berkley Castle lies nearby where guests can enjoy touring the estate and visit the tropical butterfly house.

Cheltenham Racecourse

One of the UK’s premier racecourses and considered the home of jump racing, Cheltenham Racecouse makes a great day out from The King’s Arms.

Fishing in the Cotswolds

Peppered with lakes, rivers and canals, the Cotswolds lays claim to some of the best fishing in the country. Whether you are a complete novice or an angling adventurer, we can arrange private tuition and guidance from expert instructors so that by the end of your trip, you’ll be sure to hook yourself a trout worthy of the dinner table.


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