Cotswold Countdown: What To Experience During Gold Cup Week 2024 Guest Writer: Rosie Buckley from contentncoffee

The Cotswolds are an incredible place to visit all year round, but during Gold Cup Week, the region is especially magical. From March 12th-15th, visitors and locals can enjoy a wide variety of events and activities that showcase the best of what this area has to offer. There are so many things to do during Gold Cup Week that it can be hard to decide what to prioritise – but if you’re looking for a way to decide, you’re in luck! We’ve put together this list of our top experiences and must-see sites for your trip:

1. Local Breweries

If you’re looking for a fun way to spend Gold Cup Race Week, why not try visiting some local breweries in the Cotswolds? The Cotswolds is home to some of the best craft beer in England. And even better: it’s home to some of the most welcoming people, who are more than happy to help you find your way around their beautiful region.

If you’re looking for something new and exciting that combines a love of beer with a love of travel and exploration, then you really can’t go wrong with exploring the local breweries in this area.

There are two great options: Dunkerton’s Brewery and Deya Micro Brewery.

Dunkerton’s has been making beer since 1980 and is one of the oldest independent breweries left in England today. It’s also one of the largest producers of cider in the UK, so if cider is more your thing than beer (or vice versa), then this might be the place for you!

Deya Micro Brewery is a newer addition to the Cotswold brewery scene – it opened its doors in 2016 – and it’s already making waves as one of England’s most innovative breweries. The brewery focuses on using locally sourced ingredients whenever possible.

2. Visit A Famous TV Or Film Location

If you love the Cotswolds and are also a fan of popular British television shows such as Downton Abbey, Midsomer Murders, or Agatha Christie’s Poirot series, then this is the perfect way for you to combine your passions. The Cotswold village of Bourton-on-the-Water is one of the most famous locations in all of England – it was used as a filming location for both Downton Abbey and Midsomer Murders, among others – and it also happens to be one of England’s prettiest villages!

A visit to Bourton-on-the-Water is an excellent way to spend a day in the Cotswolds and will give you a chance to see some of the beautiful architecture, charming waterfalls and bridges, and lush green fields that England is famous for. You can also stop by some of the other locations where popular British shows have been filmed, such as Highclere Castle (Downton Abbey), Ealing Studios (Poirot), or Stonehenge (Doctor Who).

3. Cotswold Water Park

Cotswold Water Park is a great place to visit if you are looking for an outdoor activity. It is a collection of 150 lakes! The water park also has a centre where you can learn about the surrounding area and buy souvenirs from local shops. If you’re looking for an activity that’s both fun and educational, then a visit to the Cotswold Water Park is the perfect way to spend your day

This award-winning park offers fun activities for both children and adults and is home to one of the largest collections of watermills in England. You can learn about how these mills were used during medieval times or even help turn some of them by hand!

4. The Capital Of The Cotswolds - Cirencester

Cirencester is a beautiful town that has been attracting visitors for centuries. The town features plenty of historic buildings and landmarks, as well as many wonderful shops and restaurants where you can spend your day.

The town is also home to a lovely 13th-century church which features a fine spire and decorative carvings. You can learn more about Cirencester’s history at the Corinium Museum, which features exhibits on Roman Britain, Anglo-Saxon artifacts, local history and much more.