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Most Instagrammable Cotswolds


Written by GL Shooters

Visit The Cotswolds has teamed up with GL Shooters to give you a list of the top ten most Instagrammable locations in the Cotswolds.

GL Shooters was started by Dale Hodgetts and Laura Bremer who created a photo-sharing page to allow like-minded people to showcase their photography content with other Instagram users. The page was so popular that they decided to grow a team of local photographers and start planning photo meet-ups across Gloucestershire.

Here is the top ten places they recommend visiting to get capture those Insta Worthy shots:

  1. Bourton-on-the-Water: Bourton-on-the-Water is a village in the rural Cotswolds area of south-central England. It’s known for its low bridges and traditional stone houses.
Photo by: Jamie Brain @jamiebrain_photography

2. Snowshill: Snowshill is a small Cotswold village and civil parish in Gloucestershire, located near Broadway,

Photo by: Nigel Wood @nigelwood1970

3. Rodborough Common, Minchinhampton: Sitting high above the Stroud Valley, this common land comes to life in late April with the release of the cattle to graze for the summer. From Hereford to Galloway you will see gorgeous herds of cattle with our absolute favorite being the Highlands cows. If you’re lucky you might even catch a glimpse of the wild horses too!

Photo by: Amy Brinkworth @a.b.captures

4. Painswick: Painswick is a town in Gloucestershire. The town originally grew from its wool trade, but it is now best known for its parish church’s yew trees and the local Rococo Garden.

Photo by: Michael Friend @mfphotography2406

5. Broadway Tower/Village: Broadway is a large village within the Cotswolds, located in the county of Worcestershire. Broadway Tower is a folly on Broadway Hill. As the second-highest point in the Cotswolds (after Cleeve Hill) Broadway Tower’s base is 1,024 feet (312 metres) above sea level. The tower itself stands 65 feet (20 metres) high.

Photo by: Dale Hodgetts @dale_hodgetts

6. Stroud: Stroud is a market town in the center of Gloucestershire and it’s the main town in the Stroud District. It sits below the western escarpment of the Cotswolds Hills, at the meeting point of the five valleys.

Photo by: Joe Howell @joesphotography1326

7. Stow-on-the-Wold: Stow-on-the-Wold is a market town and civil parish in Gloucestershire. It is home to one of the most photographed doors on Instagram. This door belongs to St Edwards Churchand is rumoured to have inspired J.R.R Tolkien’s ‘Doors of Durin’.

Photo by: Laura Bremer @laurabremerphotography

8. Gloucester: Gloucester is a city in the West of England, near the Cotswolds rural area. It’s known for its 11th century Gloucester Cathedral, and Gloucester docks, with its restored Victorian warehouse.

Photo by: James O’Driscoll @diamond_jim

9. Tewkesbury: Tewkesbury is a mediaeval market town and civil parish in the north of Gloucestershire. This town has significant history in the War of the Roses and grew since the building of Tewkesbury Abbey.

Photo by: Emma Elizabeth @emmabrookesphotography

10. Birdlip: Birdlip is a village in the Cotswolds district of Gloucestershire in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. It sits at an altitude of 287m approximately six miles south of Cheltenham.

Photo by: Leah Hennessey @_ljhcaptures

If you fancy snapping away in the Cotswolds, why not follow @gl.shooters on Instagram and keep an eye out for their photo meet ups.

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