The Cotswolds are located in the south central and south west of England which also includes the Cotswold Hills which are a collection of rolling hills that rise out over the meadows of the Upper Thames. This area is known as the Cotswold Edge. Cotswold villages all have a very distinct style with its Jurassic limestone that is quarried to give the golden coloured Cotswold stone. This is a unique feature and finish of the villages and surrounding houses in the area. This rural landscape contains lots of stone built villages, historical towns and stately homes and gardens.
In 1966 the area was designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and the whole Cotswold area covers 787 square mile and outside of the Lake District, it is the second largest protected landscape in England. Some of the main attractions in this vast area are Walks With Hawks, Cheltenham, Cotswolds Distillery, Cotswold Falconry Centre, Gloucester Cathedral and Chavenage House to name a few.