The Cotswolds is one of the most beautiful areas to visit in England and you can expect to see honey tinted Cotswold stone cottages, wonderful rolling hills and countryside, quaint villages and towns, grand manor houses, english gardens and lots of sheep! The area is steeped in history and some areas remain relatively unchanged for the past 500 years!
I am a keen traveller and have now settled back in the UK after many years living and working overseas including time in India, Nepal, Australia and all over Asia. I have a passion for travel and getting off-the-beaten track and enjoying real, cultural experiences.
I try to reflect this in my tours by offering small group, custom tours that avoid the larger tourists traps and instead focus on the fantastic countryside and secret villages of the Cotswolds that the large tours cannot access.
I offer driving tours in my luxury MPV- that are good for up to 7 guests. This allows me to take all the traffic-free country lanes, get off-the-beaten-tracks and get a really good feel of what the cotswolds is all about. During the warmer months I also offer cycling tours- which are a really great way to see the area.
For those not sure on where they would like to visit in the Cotswolds I have a couple of suggested itineraries we can follow or if you tell me the kind of places you would like to visit I can create your own custom tour for you.
It is important to remember that as the tours are private they are fully customisable- any aspect can be changed and you are free to do whatever you want!
I look forward to being your guide and showing you around this amazing area!
A Recent Review of this guide
A day well spent at Cotswold. James was very accommodating & easy to approach. We were introduced to many hidden gems of Cotswold; from magnificent medieval villages to quaint fairytale towns that time stood still. James were able to deliver what we requested and more by giving us space to roam & take-in the spectacular views we encountered on each rolling hills, hence CotsWold. Thank you James & the team at ToursbyLocals.
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I only do tours of the Cotswolds area. I don't do Oxford and Bath city tours but can offer pick ups from those cities