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While Uber is available in the area (Lyft is not!), it can be difficult to connect to drivers in the countryside, often with longer than normal wait times (especially in the small town of Winchcombe!). We highly recommend using the local taxi companies listed here and booking any ground transportation in advance.
Spa Taxi (Cheltenham) - 01242 807666 (spa-tax.com)
24/7 local service; 2-7 seater vehicles
Starline Taxis (Cheltenham) - 01242 250250 (starlinetaxis.com)
24/7 local service; 2-8 seater vehicles
Cheltenham Taxis - 01242 790019 727 (cheltenhamtaxis.co.uk)
24/7 local service; 2-16 seater vehicles (great for group transfers) Standard, Executive, Chauffeur fleet
A Private Hire (Winchcombe) - 07540 437546 (aprivatehire.com)
24/7 local service; 2-6 passenger luxury vehicles; also offer tours of the Cotswolds
Additional Taxi companies
Winchombe and Cheltenham are charming towns full of character. We have taken some time to put together a Google Pinned Maps (also featured below) with some of the things that make these places (along with the surrounding villages) so special. We’re excited to share a few of our favorite places in the area with you!
For those interested in exploring the greater Cotswolds area or extending your stay, below are some of the favorite places we've visited featuring photos we've taken from past trips!
This charming village is often called the "Venice of the Cotswolds" because of the River Windrush that passes through the center of town. We recommend wandering around High street and checking out the shops and tearooms.
~25 mins away
A real working Cotswold market town, renowned for its antique shops and diverse shopping options. There is a good choice of places to eat and top quality entertainment at the local theatre, famous for its pantomime and visiting world class performers.
~40 mins away
Bibury is a quiet village set along the banks of the River Coln. Thanks to its impeccably preserved cottages, well-manicured gardens, and ancient Arlington Mill, this lovely little spot has been dubbed "the most beautiful village in England."
~35 mins away
The historic village of Broadway is often referred to as the "Gem of the Cotswolds." The pretty high street is lined with horse chestnut trees and includes a mixture of period houses and picturesque honey-colored Cotswold stone cottages. It is also home to the historic Broadway steam train.
~15 mins away
Burford is famous for its steep high street which sweeps downhill towards River Windrush past Cotswold stone cottages, Georgian townhouses, a medieval church, shops, tearooms, and historic pubs. Fun fact: Jon signed his offer letter from his current company (Burford Capital) while we were visiting Burford in December 2021!
Stow-on the-Wold, which translates to "Holy Place on the Hill," is the highest of the Cotswold towns standing on 800-foot high Stow Hill. There's a wonderful choice of restaurants, bistros and tea shops to choose from along with a wide choice of pub food.
~25 mins away
Bath is right on the southern tip of the Cotswolds and is a must stop. From Romans to kings to Jane Austen, it has some of Britain's richest history. Designated by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site, Bath is home to some of the most impressive architectural sights in England such as the Royal Crescent, the Circus and Pulteney Bridge. There are also plenty of traditional pubs, cosy cafes and quirky bars.
~ 1 hr 15 mins away