Cotswold Activities and Attractions

Things to do

While you can fill your days with adventure at Lower Mill, further beauty and exploration awaits from the doorstep of the estate. Located in the stunning Cotswold Water Park, if you decide to take the day to seek adventures the wider area, you’ll find plenty of Cotswold activities both on and off the water.

For relaxed mornings, explore the area on foot, bike or paddle. Visit nearby Cotswolds attractions such as Highgrove Gardens, or treat yourself to a spot of shopping in the nearby market town of Cirencester. For history lovers, visit the UK's oldest working trout farm in the beautiful village of Bibury.   

For all ages, interests and abilities, there are plenty of Cotswold activities and attractions to keep the whole family entertained. 


The Cotswold Range

Fancy something off the estate but nearby? Take a 5 minute walk from Lower Mill’s entrance and you’ll find The Cotswold Range, offering archery and crossbow experiences, and an air rifle range. 

The Cotswold Range is within 10 minutes of The Lower Mill Estate. 


Cotswold Country Park and Beach

Enjoy a fun day out with family and friends at the UK's largest inland sandy beach. Make a splash in the beautiful swimming lagoon, test your balance on Aqua Venture's inflatable course or stay on dry land with a game of mini golf. 

Cotswold Country Park and Beach is within 10 minutes of The Lower Mill Estate. 


South Cerney Golf Course

For avid golfers and those who want to give it a go, South Cerney Golf Course offers a golf course, driving range, golf tuition and a cafe. The driving range and golf course are open to everybody, 7 days a week. Booking is advised. 

South Cerney Golf Course is within 10 minutes of the Lower Mill Estate. 

Wildlife park

Cotswold Wildlife Park and Gardens

Take a walk on the wild side at Cotswold Wildlife Park and Gardens. Meet an array of animals, including giraffes, camels, red pandas and lions. Then explore the large walled garden and wonderful collection of plants, flowers and mature trees.

Cotswold Wildlife Park and Gardens are 35 minutes from The Lower Mill Estate.    



Just 10 minutes from the estate is the vibrant market town of Cirencester.

In this historic Roman town, also known as the capital of the Cotswolds, you'll find plenty of independent shops to explore, delicious places to eat, nearby countryside walks and attractions to entertain everyone. 


Bourton on the Water

Bourton-on-the-Water is located in the Cotswolds, 40 minutes from your holiday home. It is famous for its honey-coloured stone architecture and idyllic village scenes.

Known as the Venice of the Cotswolds, you'll find yourself spoilt with a wealth of attractions, shops, restaurants, cafes and tea rooms. Bourton-on-the-Water is regularly voted one of the prettiest villages in England. 


Bibury and Bibury Trout Farm

In the heart of the Cotswolds, and 25 minutes from Lower Mill Estate, you'll find England's oldest working trout farm. Explore the beautiful grounds, spot local wildlife, catch a fish, hire a barbecue, have a round of crazy golf, or just relax in the cafe.

Located in Bibury, visit the farm and then explore the beautiful historic village.


Westonbirt, The National Arboretum

Discover trees from all over the world at Westonbirt, The National Arboretum, only 30 minutes from Lower Mill Estate. At this Forestry England site, you'll find over 2,500 different species from the far corners of the globe and five national tree collections,

Westonbirt is the perfect place for you to escape, relax or have an adventure. 


Highgrove Gardens

Highgrove is the private residence of Their Majesties, The King Charles III and The Queen Consort, near Tetbury in Gloucestershire, just 25 minutes from your holiday home. 

From the orderly fashion of the Cottage Garden to the pastoral beauty of the Wildflower Meadow, there are highlights in every season. A landscape which was once simply lawn has been transformed into a magnificent, ever-changing delight. 

Off the Estate  

Cotswold Water Park

With stunning countryside views boasting 180 lakes spanning 40 square miles, there’s no surprise at the abundance of activities available.  

There's so much to see and do and The Cotswold Lake Trust’s official website is the best resource to keep up to date with upcoming events, news and activities. 

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