We'll be building up a list of places of interest local to The Kilkeney Inn that registered users can rate. This will help visitors to the area find the best places to go and might even provide some inspiration for us locals too. If you want more information on any of these, why not pop in and see us - we might have some further literature, advice or even discount tickets for some of them.
The picturesque Arlington Row cottages were built in 1380 as a monastic wool store. This was converted into a row of weavers' cottages in the 17th century. The cloth produced there was sent to Arlington Mill on the other side of Rack Isle. The cloth was then hung on wooden timber frames on Rack Isle after being degreased at Arlington Mill.
Batsford is home to one of the finest botanical collections in the country and is run by the charitable trust, The Batsford Foundation.
The Arboretum is planted on a south facing slope which means visitors get to see our magnificent tree and plant collections from an unusual angle, as well as the stunning views of the Evenlode Valley beyond.
At 56 acres in size, Batsford is an intimate and romantic place to visit, with interest all year round from the first snowdrops of spring, right through to the outstanding autumn colour in October and November.
Batsford is also home to a beautiful new wooden visitor centre where you'll find the Garden Terrace Café, Gift and Garden Shop and the Plant Centre within the walls of the Victorian kitchen garden.
Beautiful Local Cottages for larger groups
One of three beautiful cottages for longer stays and larger groups than we can accommodate here at The Kilkeney. Try also http://www.theguggle.co.uk/ and http://www.southwoldbarn.co.uk/
Belas Knap Long Barrow
Belas Knap is a particularly fine example of a Neolithic long barrow, with a false entrance and side chambers. Excavated in 1863 and 1865, the remains of 31 people were found in the chambers. The barrow has since been restored.
Bibury Trout Farm
Bibury Trout Farm is one of Britain’s oldest, and certainly most attractive, Trout Farms.
Founded in 1902, by the famous naturalist Arthur Severn, to stock the local rivers and streams with the native Brown Trout it now covers 15 acres in one of the most beautiful valleys in the Cotswolds, the Coln Valley.
Birdland Park & Gardens
Established in 1957 in Bourton-on-the-Water, Set in 9 acres of gardens and woodlands. A place to discover exotic rare birds, marshes, ponds, alongside the river Windrush.
Regularly voted one of the prettiest villages in England, Bourton on the Water has a unique appeal to visitors and residents alike, there is plenty to see and do with a wealth of attractions and shops, restaurants and tea rooms, or simply for you to enjoy some tranquil time by the River Windrush with its beautiful bridges throughout.
Chedworth Roman Villa
Mananged by The National Trust, as well as offering an insight into Romano British history, Chedworth Roman Villa is a place of peace and beauty. Nestled in the Cotswold countryside, the Villa enjoys idyllic rural views.
Literature, Jazz,Food, Music, Science. Plenty for everyone, see web site for further information and schedules.
Cheltenham is at the heart of almost every aspect of Jump racing. This is the place where owners, trainers, jockeys, stable staff and breeders dream of having winners.
Hidcote House & Gardens
Hidcote is an Arts and Crafts garden in the north Cotswolds, a stone’s throw from Stratford-upon-Avon. Created by the talented American horticulturist, Major Lawrence Johnston its colourful and intricately designed outdoor ‘rooms’ are always full of surprises. It’s a must-see if you’re on holiday in the Cotswolds.
HRH The Prince of Wales has spent 30 years transforming the grounds of Highgrove into some of the most inspired and innovative gardens in the UK.
Ian Coley Sports/Shooting School
Gun Shop, Country Clothing, Shooting School & Sporting Agency
Kilkenny Viewpoint and Nature Reserve, also known as Cold Comfort Common, is a 13-acre site of predominantly herb-rich grassland and scrub which has developed from re-colonised quarry workings.
They now form an interesting mosaic of habitat with examples of a variety of grassland species, rich in orchids and butterflies.
The reserve offers visitors an excellent panoramic viewpoint overlooking beautiful Cotswold countryside, and there are picnic tables for public use.
There is also a circular walk around the perimeter of the site, with interpretive panels that describe the route and what to see.
Moreton-in-Marsh is one of the principal market towns in the northern Cotswolds situated on the Fosse Way.There is a busy Tuesday market with about 200 stalls attracting many visitors.
Shipton offers a superb 9 hole pay & play golf course in the heart of the Cotswolds. It opened in 1995 and has since offered easy walking and golfing fun for all the family.
Snowshill Manor is a Cotswold manor house packed with extraordinary treasures collected over a life time by Charles Wade
With its grand manors and gardens, quaint cottages and quiet backwaters, ancient woodlands and rolling hills, Stow is the quintessential Cotswold town, just waiting to be discovered.
With a fascinating history that spans over 1,000 years, 10 magnificent gardens and an estate located in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Sudeley Castle is rated amongst the top attractions on TripAdvisor for ‘Things to do in the Cotswolds’.