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All written and photographic content on Explore the Cotswolds is copyright Lucy Dodsworth (unless otherwise stated) and no unauthorised reproduction is permitted.


Explore the Cotswolds uses Google Analytics to track website usage and provide information such as referring websites and user actions on the website. Google Analytics may capture your IP address, but no other personal information. We may log information using cookies (small data files stored on your browser) to store visitors’ preferences, record information or customise content based on browser type. These can be deleted or disabled in your web browser settings.

Explore the Cotswolds collects minimal information from users posting comments – typically a name (real or alias), website and email address. Your name and website may be displayed on the site if you post a comment, but your email address and privacy will always be kept secure.

Newsletters are distributed through a Flodesk mailing list. Any personal information stored on a mailing list is solely kept for the distribution of newsletters – personal information is not shared with third parties. At the bottom of every newsletter is an easy way to opt-out.

Newsletters may contain tracking pixels to record whether you open the email and what links you click to adapt the content of future newsletters to the interests of the user.


The site contains affiliate links, where we get a small commission at no extra cost to you. Clicks on link for an affiliate partnership will be tracked via a customised link or a cookie placed on your browser to track any sales for purposes of commissions. Explore the Cotswolds is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program and will earn from qualifying purchases.


Opinions on places and businesses featured on Explore the Cotswolds are based on our own experiences. The majority of our visits are planned, booked and paid for by us. But where we accept the occasional discount, sponsorship or press trip with a tourist board or travel-related company, these will be clearly marked AD and we will still give our honest opinion.

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