Explore: The Area

Discover the Cotswolds From your secluding glamping site

The Poplar Patch is surrounded by beautiful Cotswold towns and villages.

Take a quick trip down stream to the market town of Burford; a town full of history and also home to a famous garden centre and exotic wildlife park.

Keep going a little further to explore the villages of Swinbrook; where you can enjoy a drink on the river bank, or a tasty meal at The Swan Inn, and Asthall, where you can wonder further along the river Windrush.

Heading upstream, take a long 10 mile circular walk to Great Rissington, with lunch at The Lamb Inn, before heading back for a well-earned rest.

Venture a little further to the bustling Bourton-on-the-Water with its Model Village, railway museum and Birdland all asking for a visit. To avoid the crowds, a small trip further will take you to Lower Slaughter, where you can pick up a homemade ice cream in the old Mill to take on your walk through the peaceful village.

Switch rivers to the Coln and head to Bibury. Visit the trout farm and take a stroll up Arlington Row and around the near fields, before some afternoon tea at The Swan Hotel, or a pimms at the Catherine Wheel.

Travelling a little further this way will take you to Cirencester, fondly the capital of the Cotswolds. Visit on Monday or Friday to search through the markets, explore the expansive grounds of Cirecenster Park or discover its Roman history at the Corinium Museum.

And if you like Romans, you should definitely make the trip to Chedworth Roman Villa too.

For a more activity packed day take on the climbing wall at Far Peak, or try some water sports at the Lechlade or South Cerney lakes. Or even just bring your bikes and explore the local routes around the site.

A Local’s Guide Where to eat and nearby events

Food & Drink

Upton Smokery, Upton
Take your pick at the buffet of a delicious selection of food cooked on a huge open fire. Visit their farm shop next door to buy your favourite bits!

The Angel, Burford
Our favourite place to eat in Burford. This 16 th century inn produces fantastic food serves all day in a beautiful setting.

The Swan Inn, Swinbrook
Charming Cotswold Inn, full of history and delicious food. Take a walk around the village before enjoying a drink alongside the river, or a meal inside or through into the garden.

The Lamb Inn, Great RissingtonĀ 
Welcoming country inn with spectacular food. The perfect stop off if you take on the 10 mile walking loop.

The Fox Inn, Little Barrington
The village pub, have a drink in the sun on the river bank.

Upcoming Events

23-25 August – The Big Feastival

25 August – Minster Lovell Beer Festival

26 August – Football in the river, Bourton-on-the-Water

7 September – Moreton Show

7-8 September – Northleach Steam and Vintage Show

8 September – Blenheim Palace Classic and Supercar Show

12-16 September – Gifford’s Circus at Cirencester Park

19-22 September – Blenhiem Palace Horse Trials

23 September – Autumn Equinox

30 September – The Poplar Patch end of season