Thanks for everyone's suggestions on public transporation and bus tours. After some deliberation, I'm quite sure now that my mom & I are going to rent a car from Oxford and drive ourselves. I want to really enjoy the experience and not feel rushed by a bus tour. I've driven in Ireland several times so driving on the left on narrow roads won't be a problem. Starting from Oxford, what would you suggest as a very scenic drive around the Cotswolds? We love pretty little villages, scenic vistas and fields full of lambs. Shopping is not all that important to us. A nice pub suggestion for lunch would be cool. We've already been to Stratford and want to go to other places. Again, thanks in advance for your help!