Featured videos and the historic documentaries are written and presented by Robin Shuckburgh. The aim is to give viewers another perspective on the popular tourist destination, past and present.
Until the late 20th century, the Cotswolds were fairly unaltered by tourism despite more than a hundred years of railway travel. The original independent networks were replaced by The Great Western Railway in 1851 who began marketing the Cotswolds as a holiday destination. Always prized for its picturesque landscape, the region has changed somewhat over the last forty years or so. While some historic houses fell into disrepair and were beyond restoration, well-funded heritage schemes have ensured the preservation of important buildings and the area continues to thrive with the times.
More than a travel guide about the region, we tell the stories behind the rich history and evolving landscape.
Stories cover historic overviews of local market towns, motoring and foodie events, interviews with locals, and fictional narration.
Next month we launch our annual spooky stories series; Ghost stories from the Cotswolds.
Watch this space!
The travel documentary series and mini videos of towns and villages are featured below.
Bourton-on-the-Water is a village in the rural Cotswolds area of south central England. Straddling the River Windrush, it’s known for its low bridges and traditional stone houses. The Cotswold Motoring Museum features vintage cars and a toy collection. Birdland is home to species including parrots, owls and king penguins, plus life-size model dinosaurs. The Model Village is a 1930s scale replica of the village.