Hello! I’ve had incredibly busy June at work, therefore couldn’t write this post sooner (although I planned it). On one of my days off, to take my mind of daily stresses, me and my friend decided to take a quick road trip (just one hour down the road) to Cotswolds.
Main attraction of the day was visit to Cotswolds Lavender Field, which we have dreamt about for at least 2 months since our last visit to Blenheim Palace (see HERE). Before that, I didn’t even realize there are Lavender Fields in England! Always associated it with Provence in France and maybe Italy a bit as well.
The only thing that might not have worked (or maybe it did?!) in our favor was the weather. Expecting blue skies and the sun is like hoping to win a lottery here in United Kingdom. However it, being cloudy and cold, thankfully not rainy, meant that we have had fields of Lavender mainly just for ourselves!
Prior to that day, I’ve never visit field like that. It was quite exciting, and the smell was just so calming and relaxing as you can imagine! I’d describe it now as a happy smell 🙂
We saw couple of cute houses, which were beautiful background to the lavender fields! Cotswolds in one picture 🙂 How stunning is this?!
Little bit more information about this Cotswolds Lavender Field. It’s a private property, so in order to get in, you need to purchase a ticket (you can do it just by the gate), which costs £7. There is also a small shop, where you can buy hot drinks, snacks, and all things lavender connected, like soaps, salts, teas and much much more.
After thousands of pictures and coffees, we got a little peckish. We decided to head to one of the nearest towns, which took us less than 10 minutes by car.
Town of Broadway, it’s a relatively large village, with population of little more than 3000 people. I found high street so stunning! I was so happy to finally see one of the Cotswolds village, as the vibe, architecture, and how calm it is, always attracted me.
You could also walk from the center of the town to Broadway Tower which is a great viewing point, and it takes you through landscapes like that:
We weren’t dressed properly to take on that hike, with dresses and ballerina shoes 😀
But who knows maybe we can do it next time?!
Instead we came back to the High Street, had a lovely lunch and afternoon tea, and before heading home we visited this lovely Deli shop, which I think you should do too if you’ll ever be here!
Overall, it was a nice lovely day out. We picked middle of the week, with not the greatest of the weathers but that might have worked in our advantage, as we haven’t seen too many people around. So if you’d like to avoid the crowds in Cotswolds, that’s what you should do too!
Until next time!