A report on OxfordshireWarwickshire and Cotswolds

Brasenose Lane in Oxford city centre, a street onto which three colleges back.
Warwick Castle
Bibury, a typical Cotswold village
The University of Oxford's Chemistry Research Laboratory.
Chesterton Windmill
Row houses of Cotswold stone in Broadway, Worcestershire; the quaint buildings of the village attract numerous tourists
The Abbey, Sutton Courtenay, a ‘textbook’ example of the English medieval manor house.
Warwickshire in 1832
Broadway row houses of Cotswold stone
Wantage Market Place
Some of the stone cottages feature thatched roofs, although slate is now more common (Stretton-On-Fosse)
Kenilworth Castle
The Secret Garden at Sudeley Castle
Collegiate Church of St Mary, Warwick from Church Street
Map of Cotswolds roads from 1933
The West Coast Main Line at Rugby
The Oxford Canal at Napton-on-the-Hill

The ceremonial county borders Warwickshire to the north-west, Northamptonshire to the north-east, Buckinghamshire to the east, Berkshire to the south, Wiltshire to the south-west and Gloucestershire to the west.

- Oxfordshire

It lies across the boundaries of several English counties; mainly Gloucestershire and Oxfordshire, and parts of Wiltshire, Somerset, Worcestershire, and Warwickshire.

- Cotswolds

Oxfordshire was recorded as a county in the early years of the 10th century and lies between the River Thames to the south, the Cotswolds to the west, the Chilterns to the east and the Midlands to the north, with spurs running south to Henley-on-Thames and north to Banbury.

- Oxfordshire

Warwickshire is bordered by Leicestershire to the northeast, Staffordshire to the northwest, Worcestershire and the West Midlands to the west, Northamptonshire to the east and southeast, Gloucestershire to the southwest and Oxfordshire to the south.

- Warwickshire

The south of the county is largely rural and sparsely populated, and includes a very small area of the Cotswolds, at the border with northeast Gloucestershire.

- Warwickshire
Brasenose Lane in Oxford city centre, a street onto which three colleges back.

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A campus of the University of Gloucestershire


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County in South West England.

County in South West England.

A campus of the University of Gloucestershire
Parish Church of St. Mary, Fairford
Gloucester Cathedral
Aerial photo of Sudeley Castle
The south cloister of Gloucester Cathedral was used for filming scenes in the Harry Potter films.
A boar of the local Gloucestershire Old Spot breed.

The county comprises part of the Cotswold Hills, part of the flat fertile valley of the River Severn and the entire Forest of Dean.

Gloucestershire borders Herefordshire to the north-west, Worcestershire to the north, Warwickshire to the north-east, Oxfordshire to the east, Wiltshire to the south, Bristol and Somerset to the south-west, and the Welsh county of Monmouthshire to the west.