Look no further than Cirencester and Bourton-on-the-Water for a stress free getaway this Autumn as these chilled spots top the list of relaxing UK staycation spots.

After the last 18 months, an entire global pandemic and with the kids back at school, we are overdue a stress-free getaway.

And Gloucestershire has delivered with Cirencester winning the number one spot and the tranquil Bourton-on-the-Water coming in second in PaulCamper’s Most Chilled Staycation Locations List.

Researchers looked at a lot of different factors from the number of other tourists, green spaces, average rainfall and notably, Covid cases.

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With strict and expensive restrictions making a holiday abroad difficult for many, PaulCamper wanted to help us find a holiday spot closer to home where we could escape the hustle and bustle of every day life.

Researchers analysed and ranked 55 locations for you so that you don’t have to!

We know why Cirencester and Bourton-on-the-Water have made the top ten but don’t take our word for it.

Here are some very calming things to do and explore on your doorstep.

Things to do in Cirencester

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Cirencester came out on top overall and we can’t say we’re surprised. This stunning town in the Cotswolds has an abundance of Roman history, green spaces and a charming town centre.

You can visit the Cotsworld Sculpture Park and the Corinium Museum to name just a few spots because relaxing doesn’t need to be boring.


Things to do in Bourton-on-the-Water

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In our humble opinion, Bourton-on-the-Water is an equally perfect staycation spot.

This quaint village looks over the River Windrush and can be spotted by its iconic low bridges and traditional stone houses.

We couldn’t recommend visiting the Cotsworld motoring museum or Brewing company more.