Information & Facts
The weather in the Cotswolds region is mild throughout the year
but it does receive a large amount of rainfall. The warm Gulf
Stream in the Atlantic Ocean passes by England's west coast
moderating the weather and creating year-round constant
temperatures. During the winter months from November to February,
the average temperature is around 39F (4C), while during the summer
months, from April to August, the average temperature reaches a
pleasant 80F (26C).
Coach tours can be organised around the Cotswolds, and there are
bus and rail links, but the best way to discover the region is to
explore by car.
English is the official language, though visitors will be
astonished by the variety of regional accents.
The currency is the pound (GBP), which is divided into 100
pence. ATMs are available in all towns and Visa, MasterCard and
American Express are widely accepted; visitors with other cards
should check with their credit card companies in advance. Foreign
currency can be exchanged at bureaux de change and large hotels,
however better exchange rates are likely to be found at banks.
Travellers cheques are accepted in all areas frequented by
tourists; they are best taken in Pounds Sterling to avoid
Local time in the United Kingdom is GMT (GMT +1 from last
Sunday in March to Saturday before last Sunday in October).