Cotswolds in British English

(ˈkɒtsˌwəʊldz-wəldz)
PLURAL NOUN
range of low hills in SW England, mainly in Gloucestershire: formerly a centre of the wool industry
(Source: Collins Dictionary)
 

Tucked within the enchanting folds of the British Cotswolds, there are fields of golden daffodils. Set sight on them once, and they will be etched in your mind’s eyes forever. William Wordsworth, walking “lonely as a cloud,” chanced upon them and wrote an unforgettable poem.  According to the blog absolute-escapes.com, the now-immortalised walk took place in 1802 around Lake Ullswater near Penrith in Cumbria’s Eden Valley, on the way back from Pooley Bridge to Grasmere.

 

Softening the harshness of British winters, golden daffodils greet you in the Cotswolds. It is as if their trumpet-shaped flowers are literally announcing the onset of spring! They are at their most gorgeous in the months of March and April. 

Picture yourself, Wordsworth-like, wandering alone until you chance upon these brilliant beauties. So what if the cold winds are piercing your bones; the budding blossoms are sure to warm your heart. Standing amid the golden yellows and clear whites, you can picture yourself in your favourite summer dress and flip flops. So rent a cottage or a mansion by a daffodil garden and let the English countryside bless you with scented serenity.

Already dreaming of your trip to the Cotswolds? Details on how to get there from London can be found here