The Cotswolds revs-up its retro trails
Visitors to The Cotswolds are able to follow a series of award-winning retro-routes in search of high street shops, vintage tearooms and antique fairs against a backdrop of some quintessentially English villages.
The Cotswolds is famous the world over for its mix of honey-coloured stone cottages, historic pubs, traditional tea-rooms, hotels and restaurants.
And while there’s a much sharper cutting-edge to The Cotswolds these days, it still remains a rich source-book for vintage lifestyle and shopping.
The Cotswolds Vintage & Modern Tours illustrates this perfectly by highlighting why the Cotswolds landscape is ideally suited to a trail of this nature.
Consisting of four separate circuits available in both vintage & modern formats (a leaflet and online), it is aimed squarely at capitalising on the growing trend – both in the UK and overseas – for all things “retro”.
The four routes cater for visitors who want to find the “best of British”, as well as lifestyle and home-style products suited to today’s trends.
Turning a car journey around some of the lesser-known areas of The Cotswolds into a ‘pleasurable pursuit with a purpose’, the tours take all of the hard work away for anyone keen to uncover all of the retro gems in one of the best-loved regions of Britain.
While it’s aimed at reviving memories of a previous Golden Age of Touring, the routes also point visitors in the direction of some ultimate vintage experiences – such as hiring bespoke vintage clothing, and getting behind the wheel of a classic car.