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GETTING TO THE COTSWOLDS

FLIGHTS

international guests

domestic guests

The most convenient airports are London Heathrow (LHR) or London Gatwick (LGW), both offering a variety of train, car service, or rental car options. For affordable transatlantic flights, we recommend checking out Norse Atlantic Airways (comparable to Norwegian). 

*Don’t forget to make sure your passports are up to date well ahead of the weekend!

Birmingham or Bristol are the best options for those flying internally.

car transfer

international guests

If traveling directly to the Cotswolds from Heathrow/Gatwick, the quickest way is via taxi/car service and is approximately a 1.5 hour drive. Below are preferred services:

trains

international guests

DOMESTIC GUESTS

FROM LONDON, HEATHROW: ~2 hour journey with connections

FROM LONDON, PADDINGTON (CENTRAL LONDON): a 1h 32m journey from Paddington Station in London. This is a direct train and requires no transfers.

*Train tickets can be purchased online in advance (nationalrail.co.uk) or in-person at your preferred train station

*The nearest train station to Sudeley Castle is Cheltenham Spa, 20 minutes’ drive away. You can take an Uber, Taxi or hire ground transportation in advance. 

 

FROM WALES: 

FROM BIRMINGHAM: a 2h 24m journey from Birmingham New Street Station in Birmingham. This does require transferring trains at Oxford Station in Oxford.

rental car

international guests

If you're planning to see England or other parts of the UK at your own pace, then renting a car may be the right option for you! All major airports in the UK will offer a variety of car rental options. For our American guests- don't forget that our British counterparts drive on the opposite side of the road and usually with a stick shift.

Note: We only recommend renting a car for guests who are keen on exploring other parts of the Cotswolds and intimately. All of our wedding activities will be within a 15-20 minute drive and we will provide transportation to and from for all of the events (Pick Up/Drop Off Points: Sudeley Cottages, The Lion Inn, No. 131 Cheltenham only). Taxi, Rideshare apps and a public bus are also available for guests to use as they wish.