Local Area

Great Escape operates from its main base in Worcestershire, which gives you the best of both worlds: easy access from across the UK motorway network to reach us and plenty of great countryside on our doorstep when you collect your car.  You can be in some beautiful countryside enjoying great driving roads within minutes.  On these pages you'll find more information on places to stay, visit and eat in each area.  We are always receiving new recommendations so if you can't find somewhere listed here, just give us a call on 01527 893733 and we'll be happy to help. 

On these pages we’ve included links to accommodation, destinations and restaurants in the area.  We’re updating it all the time.  If you find a great place to stay, eat or visit that we haven’t listed, please let us know.  For anything from advice to a free-of-charge itinerary for your visit, email or call us on 01527 893733.

Worcestershire site for the Cotswolds 

In Worcestershire we're based in the pretty Worcestershire village of Inkberrow, close to the M42, M40 and M5 motorways.  We are on the Warwickshire/Worcestershire border and 30 minutes from Stow on the Wold and very convenient for the Welsh Borders.

Typical driving times:

So whether you head north, south, east or west from our site in one of our classic hire cars you can take great driving roads to quickly reach some of the most varied scenery and destinations in the country. 

20 minutes away to the south lies Broadway, the gateway to the Cotswolds, and Stow-on-the-Wold is only another 10 minutes away.  Or 20 minutes east to Stratford-Upon-Avon, for a Shakespeare-themed day. 

Further into Warwickshire the castles of Kenilworth and Warwick are less than an hour away.  To the west Ludlow, Worcester, Upton-Upon-Severn, the Malvern Hills, Clent Hills, Clee Hill and the Welsh Borders are all about an hour away.  For an entirely different experience, head north to Birmingham with its famous curry houses, Michelin-starred restaurants, Mal Maison hotel and vibrant nightlife. ds the Jurassic Coast of Lyme Regis and Chesil Beach. 

 

Useful Sites

www.visitheartofengland.co.uk
Covers Warwickshire, Worcestershire, West Midlands and Gloucestershire, including the Cotswolds. 

http://www.gloucestershiretouristguide.com/

Gloucestershire tourist guide is a comprehensive guide for all tourism, leisure and visitor activities in Gloucestershire.

www.cotswolds.com
The main Cotswolds site.  Includes a list of events, destinations, accommodation, shopping and restaurants.

www.visitbirmingham.com
Discover the city’s vibrant shopping, eating and nightlife.  Includes a useful events calendar.

www.visitworcestershire.org
This site provides a good introduction to the region, which includes the Malverns, Shelsey Walsh hillclimb and Worcester city.

www.the-cotswolds.com

A very useful guide to local accommodation, villages and services, compiled by local people.

www.shakespeare-country.co.uk
A good accommodation and restaurant guide  plus links to other attractions like Warwick, Kenilworth and Leamington Spa.

www.glos-cotswolds.com
The main tourism website for Gloucestershire.

www.responsibletravel.com

Provides details of environmentally and socially responsible holidays and accommodation.

www.travellinksdirectory.com

Directory of travel-related websites.