Quick Facts

  • Year of Designation: 1966
  • Population: 152,000 (approx)
  • Size in square miles/kilometres: 790 / 2,038
  • Sites of Special Scientific Interest (SSSIs): 89
  • Geological Sites of Special Scientific Interest: 36
  • Special Areas of Conservation: 5
  • National Nature Reserves: 3
  • Local Nature Reserves: 2
  • Scheduled Ancient Monuments: 400+
  • Main settlements close by: Gloucester, Cheltenham, Cirencester, Bristol, Bath, Swindon, Oxford, Stratford-upon-Avon.
  • Located in: Gloucestershire, Oxfordshire, Bath & NE Somerset, Wiltshire, Warwickshire, Worcestershire 

Fact sheets

Below are a range of downloadable fact sheets that provide useful information about the Cotswolds AONB: