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A Visitor’s Guide to Cirencester in the Cotswolds

27/07/2023 -

We’re lucky enough that Orion Holidays HQ is very close to what we consider to be one of the best towns in the Cotswolds.  It’s one that proves popular with visitors to the area, so much so we’ve created this in-depth visitors guide to Cirencester – or as some local folk might say “The Capital […]

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Is Paddleboarding Hard? A Quick Guide to using SUPs

4/07/2023 -

SUPs or Stand Up Paddleboards are an increasingly popular form of water sports. They’re a cost-effective and easy option for those wanting to dip their toes into water-based sports, so here’s a myth-busting guide to using them and other inflatable water vessels. Read on to discover how easy SUPs can be… Watersports are becoming ever […]

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Orion Holiday’s 12 Best Pubs in the Cotswolds for 2024

16/05/2023 -

After a delightful countryside amble through the rolling landscapes of the Cotswolds, there’s nothing better than chancing upon an idyllic Cotswolds pub residing peacefully in a delightful village, full of rustic charm and authentic atmosphere. You’ll find many such country pubs dotted across the Cotswolds all offering traditional ales, beautiful wines and amazing food menus, […]

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13 of the Best Farm Shops in the Cotswolds

21/03/2023 -

The Cotswolds Area of Outstanding National Beauty is well known for its gorgeous villages, splendid wool towns, stunning views & the best Cotswold country pubs, but did you know the area also offers some of the finest farm shops in the country? From the joys of organic fruit, exquisite meats and cheeses to die for, […]

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The Top 9 Romantic Restaurants & Pubs in the Cotswolds

20/01/2023 -

Valentine’s Day is a special day for couples to celebrate their love for each other, and nothing shows that more than a romantic dinner for two. We’re so lucky in the Cotswolds to have a wide selection of stunning restaurants and country pubs that provide the perfect setting for a romantic Valentines dinner. Here we’ve […]

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Our top things to do in the Cotswold Water Park this Christmas

25/11/2022 -

Whether you are staying with us in one of our Cotswold holiday cottages, are visiting friends and family nearby, or live in the local area, there is plenty to do during the festive season in and around the Cotswold Water Park. With its idyllic location and abundance of activities on offer, you’ll be spoilt for […]

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Golf Courses near the Cotswold Water Park

10/10/2022 -

There is so much to do in and around the Cotswolds Water Park, from walking and cycling on the miles of trails, taking to the water for a variety of  water sports, or simply relaxing with a good book, as you enjoy the wonderful wildlife and peace and quiet.  If you have an avid golfer among […]

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Top 10 Water Sports and Water Based Activities in the Cotswold Water Park

17/09/2022 -

The Cotswold Water Park, just south of Cirencester, offers an extensive range of water sports and water based activities on many of the 150 different lakes throughout the local area ensuring there is always something for everyone to enjoy – whatever the weather. You can either book any of these options in advance (advisable during […]

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The Best of Cotswold Outdoor Adventures

31/08/2022 -

A trip to the Cotswolds wouldn’t be complete without outdoor adventure and excitement. From water sports to quad biking and other fun-filled activities, the Cotswolds is a popular destination for adventurous solo travellers and groups alike. A trip to the Cotswolds wouldn’t be complete without outdoor adventure and excitement. From water sports to quad biking […]

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Walking in the Cotswolds   

23/06/2022 -

The beautiful Cotswold countryside is crisscrossed with hundreds of miles of footpaths offering a large variety of terrain, allowing easy access for all, but still offers a challenge for the avid rambler.      Our holiday homes in the Cotswold Water Park welcomes guests to reside in and explore the unique wetland habitats home to a […]