Cotswold villages are some of the most beautiful in Britain – think honey-coloured cottages, cosy pubs, tiny tearooms and narrow streets. We pick ten of the prettiest Cotswolds villages to explore.

Cotswold villages are some of the most beautiful in Britain – think honey-coloured cottages, cosy pubs, tiny tearooms and narrow streets. We pick ten of the prettiest Cotswolds villages to explore.

Overlooking the Cotswolds village of Snowshill, with Broadway Tower on the horizon, Worcestershire, England

Overlooking the Cotswolds village of Snowshill, with Broadway Tower on the horizon, Worcestershire, England

Buscot Limestone is a very hard, durable stone which has a similar colour and markings to the classic English stone of Cotswold villages. The seasoned process softly rounds the edges and exposes the surface grain leaving this limestone with a lightly stippled effect. www.artisansofdevizes.com

Buscot Limestone is a very hard, durable stone which has a similar colour and markings to the classic English stone of Cotswold villages. The seasoned process softly rounds the edges and exposes the surface grain leaving this limestone with a lightly stippled effect. www.artisansofdevizes.com

Artist Paul Weaver paints the village of Windrush a beautiful Cotswold village, nestling in the stunning landscape of the Windrush valley and home of the late watercolour master and founder of the Pure Watercolour Society, James Fletcher-Watson. Materials used: • Ken Bromley Artists' Watercolours • Saunders Waterford 140lb Rough #painting #tutorial #watercolour #watercolourtutorial

Artist Paul Weaver paints the village of Windrush a beautiful Cotswold village, nestling in the stunning landscape of the Windrush valley and home of the late watercolour master and founder of the Pure Watercolour Society, James Fletcher-Watson. Materials used: • Ken Bromley Artists' Watercolours • Saunders Waterford 140lb Rough #painting #tutorial #watercolour #watercolourtutorial

Castle Combe village in the Cotswolds, .England, in my opinion the prettiest village in England

Castle Combe village in the Cotswolds, .England, in my opinion the prettiest village in England

The lovely Cotswold village of Bourton on the Water, in England. Looking across from The Manse Inn

The lovely Cotswold village of Bourton on the Water, in England. Looking across from The Manse Inn

"The schoolmaster's house in a small Cotswold village is a curious blend of 17th-century vernacular building and medieval Gothic opulence." from "English Cottage Interiors by Hugh Lander & Peter Rauter

"The schoolmaster's house in a small Cotswold village is a curious blend of 17th-century vernacular building and medieval Gothic opulence." from "English Cottage Interiors by Hugh Lander & Peter Rauter

Castle Combe, Wiltshire Tucked away in a Cotswolds valley enveloped by thick woodland lies Castle Combe, one of the most beautiful and authentic villages in the country.

Castle Combe, Wiltshire Tucked away in a Cotswolds valley enveloped by thick woodland lies Castle Combe, one of the most beautiful and authentic villages in the country.

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