exploring the cotswolds

Welcome to The Cotswold Explorer, the ultimate travel guide to all things Cotswolds. Our short films and podcasts are presented by local resident and YouTuber, Robin Shuckbrugh.  We  hope to keep you entertained as we explore the history, uncover secret gems and meet the people behind this beautiful region.  Get access to our shows here or via YouTube.

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 The new audio adaptation of Herbert Evans' Highways and Byways of The Cotswolds is out soon.  Pre-order here.


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We've recently launched The Explorer Podcast series where Robin meets some fascinating individuals.  


Exploring is back on track.  This summer promises brighter weather and an amazing array of things to see and do. So, let’s get planning!  For  inspiration don’t miss the latest episode of Exploring The Cotswolds. It’s now live with stories from Chipping Norton, to Broadwell, Daylesford & Adlestrop.

There are many charming towns and villages across the five counties that make up this picturesque region. We were pleased to see one town in the Southern Cotswolds recognised earlier this year.  Stroud has been named as the best place to live in the UK in a Sunday Times guide. The Gloucestershire town was praised for the quality of its schools, green spaces and its “independent spirit”. If you want to see what all the fuss is about check out the short film; A History of Stroud .

 Ahead of  Oxfordshire Artweeks,   Robin met Director, Esther Lafferty and we continue the art theme, introducing artists in the latest video feature, Meet The Artists.   

  latest episodes

Looking for some ideas on where to visit? Watch the latest episodes of Exploring The Cotswolds for stories and views of the lush countryside.

Exploring the Cotswolds: Episode Five

Fairford, through Coln St. Aldwyns to Bibury. We then skirt Cirencester, moving west to the village of Painswick, and then onto the Slad Valley.

Exploring the Cotswolds: Episode Six

Stroud,  through the golden valley to Minchinhampton to Cirencester, before moving through Malmesbury and onto Tetbury.

 Exploring the Cotswolds: Episode Seven

Chipping Norton, Broadwell, Donnington Brewery, Daylesford and the Daylesford Farm Shop, Adlestrop and Oddington.

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