The Roar of the Cotswolds Lion
Travel article for US readers on the Cotswolds.
‘The Roar of the Cotswold Lion
‘ British Heritage Travel Magazine
“MOST VISITORS COMING TO BRITAIN prepare themselves for rain. Just over 2,000 years ago, the invading Roman army prepared by bringing their own supplies of wool…as sheep to raise for wool, a seemingly small event that would transform the Cotswolds forever…”
“Over in Burford (on medieval market day), sheep were held on the large grass verges, wide grassy areas beside the road. Now the verges remain as well-tended lawns in front of gable-fronted medieval houses, with wooden benches under an arch of trees stretching down to the High Street. Whatever towns feature on your itinerary, you will surely spot a Shepherd’s Lane and a Woolley Road, and you’re never far from a Sheep Street…”
I loved researching this article on the Cotswolds for American readers including recommendations for heritage attractions, local hotels and pubs.