The Rectory Hotel: 18th-Century Elegance in the Peaceful Cotswolds Countryside

For families traveling through England’s Cotswolds region, The Rectory Hotel marries a quaint atmosphere and modern, kid-friendly conveniences in a tranquil countryside location. Just an hour’s drive from Bath, this former 18th-century mansion makes a great base to explore local sites, from postcard-perfect Cotswolds villages to Stonehenge and even London. Best of all, the owners have preserved the homelike feel and personal air of welcome. Family-Friendly…

England with Children

Top Holiday Destinations in the United Kingdom with Kids

I’m putting myself in your shoes. You’re visiting the United Kingdom with kids for the first time. You want to see as much of our island as possible, but you don’t want to exhaust everyone in the process. So I’m thinking you’re here for a fortnight and you don’t want any more than five stop offs. And, although I’d love to be wearing your Jimmy Choos, I’m expecting you to be mostly wearing your Converse and to have packed clothes for every weather system.

Holidays with Kids in The Cotswolds

Conjure up the typical English countryside scene: think of a patchwork landscape of fields laden with crops or dotted with sheep and cattle, interspersed with stately homes, church spires and quaint little villages. Not much of rural England looks like this anymore, but The Cotswolds really does.

It has something to delight everyone, whether it’s one of the many manor houses, which have been turned into luxurious country house hotels and spas …