Cotswolds is ringed by the M5, M40 and M4
motorways, giving easy vehicular access
to the area. The main non-motorway roads
through the area are the A46: Bath
— Stroud — Cheltenham;
the A419: Swindon — Cirencester
— Stroud; the A429: Cirencester
— Stow on the Wold
and the A40: Oxford
These all roughly follow the routes of ancient
roads, some laid down by the Romans, such
as Ermin Street and the Fosse Way.
area is bounded by two major rail
routes: in the south by the
High Speed line and in the west by the
Bristol-Birmingham main line. In addition,
the Golden Valley Line runs from Swindon
carrying high speed and local services.
line, high speed rail services to the
big cities are reached via stations such
as Bath, Swindon,
High speed services to London are also
available from Kemble station near Cirencester,
Kingham station near Stow
on the Wold and Moreton-in-Marsh
here for train tickets.
is a hub for National
Express coach services. Local
bus services across the area do exist,
but are infrequent. Click
here for local bus timetables.