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Translations (UK - US)

  • saloon = sedan (car)
  • estate = station wagon (car)
  • motorway = main highway (interstate)
  • dual carriageway = divided highway
  • roundabout = traffic circle
  • petrol = gas
  • boot = trunk

Plan Your Trip to the Cotswolds

The old days of walking into a travel agent's office and ordering a "brochure" vacation are over - and thank goodness for that. Now you can plan and book your whole trip yourself, usually online. This section gives you some basic planning tips and will be expanded to offer more planning advice for your trip to the Cotswolds.

Plan Your Trip

Car Rental: Everything you need to know about renting a car in England and the Cotswolds.

Cell Phones: Purchase or rent a cell phone for your trip to England (called a "mobile" in England).

London Airports: Information about the four London airports - Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted, Luton. Links to information for express trains to London.

Public Transportation: Trains and busses in the Cotswolds.

Car Services (Taxi): Hiring a car service for train or airport pick up/dropoff or touring the Cotswolds.

Driving Tours: Do a custom driving tour of the Cotswolds.

Weather: When to go to England? Spring is lovely because the gardens are in bloom.

Weather Comparisons: I compared Cotswolds weather (Stroud) to Santa Fe NM, Seattle WA, Vancouver BC Canada and Rome Italy.

Translations: British English translated to American English.

Recommended Guidebooks, Maps, Novels, DVDs

Books, Maps and DVDs: Our favorite guidebooks, maps and DVDs for planning your trip to the Cotswolds.

Maps of the Cotswolds: My favorite maps for driving, walking and cycling.

Maps of London: My favorite London maps.


Tourist Offices: The main tourist office websites where you will find information about the Cotswolds.

Food & Drink: Websites with restaurant and pub information. Supermarket information.

Moving to the Cotswolds: Resources for those considering taking the plunge - finding long term rentals.

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