My husband and I leave for our first trip to England on Friday! We'll be staying at a cottage in Bibury from May 21 to 28 and are planning on spending a few of those days just driving around the pretty villages (yes, we will have a car), taking short easy walks, eating picnics and at pubs, etc. Here are the villages and towns I have on my map so far as places to visit. I'm wondering if anyone can suggest any places I'm missing, especially "hidden gem" type places? I'd love to find out why you recommend a place as well, and if you have a pub or restaurant recommendation, even better. :-)
Bibury (where we're staying)
Thanks for your recommendations!