I went on a coach trip to the Cotswolds to find out why tourists are so hated

Jack Rear was sent to investigate the tourist boom in some of England’s most picturesque villages – John Lawrence for The Telegraph “All aboard for lunch in the Cotswolds,” says Derek Lavery, beaming as he checks off the names on his clipboard. It’s 8am at Victoria Coach Station and I’m boarding the Premium Tours ‘Lunch … Read more

Exploring England’s Beverly Hills (half an hour from Waterloo)

Greg Dickinson at the exclusive Beaverbrook country retreat, which he says is ‘the place to people watch and be seen’ – John Lawrence Conjure up an image of Beverly Hills and what comes to mind? Whitewashed mansions with porched entrances perhaps? Hilly roads crossed by buzzing Teslas and croaking classics? Want to catch a glimpse … Read more

The underrated Oxfordshire Cotswolds is finally in the spotlight

Minister Lovell is a pretty chocolate box town in the Cotswolds – John Lawrence The Cotswolds are no strangers to attention. The rural region, which was awarded National Landscape status in 1966, has long been a ‘bucket list’ destination for many travellers; the golden villages and stone-walled fields are the epitome of British rural romance. … Read more

The Surrey village is awash with festive film buffs

Film fans have been flocking to Shere since The Holiday starring Cameron Diaz was filmed in the village of Alamy The window seat at the White Horse is broken and it’s all Jude Law’s fault. Ever since he watched Cameron Diaz there in 2006 for a scene in the Baileys sweet rom-com The holidayfilm fans … Read more

The quaint Cornish town fighting to stop the next Eden Project

Lostwithiel is located in the Fowey Valley in Cornwall – John Lawrence Tucked away in the upper reaches of the Fowey Valley, the small town of Lostwithiel looks a picture of serenity: a church tower rising above a flag-strewn main street, a tranquil river babbling between the arches of a pretty medieval bridge, and steep … Read more