The Cotswolds is the place to visit if you adore all the glitz and glamour of Christmas.
Streets are prettily decorated with greenery and lights, the shops are festive and there are numerous Christmas fayres, advent festivals, carol concerts in churches and Cirencester Christmas Market where you can enjoy traditional favourites such as mulled wine, roast chestnuts, hand-made chocolates, Christmas cakes and good quality crafts.
Look up Cotswold Christmas events to find the latest dates for Christmas fayres and markets in Bourton on the Water, Broadway, Chipping Campden, Ilmington and a host of other Cotswold towns before your trip.
There is all manner of things to help induce that Christmas spirit and brighten the darkest nights of winter.
Holiday accommodation is at its lowest prices in the pre-Christmas period. Take advantage of special offers in self catering accommodation and hotel stays to enjoy a special Christmas break in the Cotswolds.
To the east of the Cotswolds is the university town of Oxford, an attractive town to visit for culture, shopping and history. The Thames flows through Oxford with possible boat trips. The botanical gardens afre a real treat during the summer.