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Walk the Cotswolds

Offbeat Cotswolds Walking Tours

Sean Callery has lived in the Cotswolds for over 30 years and is a qualified Blue Badge guide for the area.  Who better to spend a few hours with visiting special towns of the Cotswolds and hearing tales of their past to bring the present to life?

Sean Calley of Offbeat Cotswold Walking Tours

Tours and Tales

Sean says ” Walking tours are a great way to get a fresh insight into the Cotswolds, going beyond its honeystone walls. My tours will open your eyes to sights that you might otherwise miss and you’ll hear stories of the people who once stood on the same spot to get a sense of Cotswolds life past and present.”

Hook Norton Brewery

Everyone knows the Cotswolds are beautiful and the towns heavenly to stroll in on a summers day, full of tea shops and antique hideaways.  But what if you knew the building you are looking at used to be a jail, or the street you have walked up had a history of riots?  Where did the money come from to build the town in the first place?  Why does the Speaker of the House of Lords sit on a wool sack and what connection does that have to the area?

The history of the Cotswolds is as old and interesting as anywhere in Britain and there’s no better way to hear it than to pound the streets with a local!

Bliss Tweed Mill at Chipping Norton

Read all about it!

If you are staying at Kingham Cottages book a walking tour with Sean either privately for your party or join an open group of a Saturday morning.  Alternatively, Sean has published a book so you can either self-guide or enjoy reading up on your holiday before, or after your visit.

Offbeat Cotswolds by Sean Calley

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Many of the large towns such as Oxford and Cheltenham have dedicated walking tours within them.  Here in the village of Kingham you can hire electric bicycles and Cycle the Cotswolds with knowledgeable and engaging local Peter Hill.

Regency Promenade of Cheltenham