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Hi, I'm Rick Steves back with more of the best of Europe this time we're, exploring a gorgeous, region, where druids, dance and waterwheels. Turn, it's, the West of England thanks. For joining us. You. If. You like England and you want to mix its natural, historic, and cultural wonders, you'll, love the West while. Everything, in this episodes within a couple hours of London out here it feels, a world away from the big city, after. Hiking through picturesque, Cotswolds villages, will. Place shuffleboard, with an eccentric Laura. Will. Tour a striking, Cathedral and. Attend. Evensong. After. Going way back to the Neolithic Age we'll, zoom into the new image and we'll. Top it off with some hard, apple cider straight. From the farmer, Great. Britain is made of England Scotland and Wales and we're exploring the West of England starting. In the Cotswolds we, visit stow-on-the-wold, and chipping, Campton then it South to Wells Glastonbury. And the, prehistoric stone, circles, of Stonehenge, and Avebury. The. Cotswolds hills are dotted with enchanting, villages, and bucolic, farmland, and it's, all laced together by wonderful, trails this. Is the quintessential, English, countryside, and it's. Walking, country, the. Cotswolds, are best appreciated on foot and that's how we'll tour the area the. Region's made-to-order for tender feet you'll. Encounter time, past villages. Delightful. Vistas and. Poetic. Moments. You'll. Discover hidden stone bridges. Cut. Across fancy, front yards and. Enjoy. Close encounters, with lots, of sheep. The. English love their walks and defend, their age-old, right to free passage, and. They. Organize to assure that landowners. Respect, this law too. Any, paths found blocked are unceremoniously. Unblocked. While. Landlords, have plenty of fences, they, provide, plenty of gates, as well. You'll. Encounter all sorts of, gates on these hikes this one's called a kissing, gate it. Works better with to. Lower. Slaughter, is a classic, example of a Cotswolds village, with. A babbling, brook, charming. Gardens, and a. Working water mill. Just. Above the mill a delightful. Cafe overlooks, the Mill Pond. As. With. Many fairy tale regions in Europe the present-day beauty of the Cotswolds, was the result of an economic, disaster whoa, was a huge industry in medieval England and Cotswolds, sheep grew the very best according. To a 12th century saying, in Europe, that festival, is English, and in, England the best wool is Cotswolds, it's. A story of boom and bust and, then boom again. Because. Of its wool the, region prospered, wealthy. Wall merchants, built fine homes of the honey colored local limestone. Thankful. To God for the riches their sheep brought they, built oversized, churches, nicknamed, wool, cathedrals. But, with the rise of cotton in the Industrial Revolution the. Region's wool industry collapsed. The. Fine cuts walled towns fell, into a depressed, time warp becoming, Sleeping. Beauty's, because. Of that the region has a rustic, charm and, that's. The basis of today's new prosperity. Its. Residents, are catering to lots of tourists, and the, Cotswolds, have become a popular escape, for Londoners people. Who can afford thatched, mansions, like these. In. England. Main Street is called the High Street and in, Cotswolds market towns High, Street was built wide designed. To handle thousands, of sheep on market days. The. Handsome market town of chipping, Campton has a high street that's changed little over the centuries. Everything. You see was made of the same finally, worked Cotswold, stone the. Only stone allowed today. Roofs. Still, use the traditional stone, shingles, to. Make the weight easier to bear smaller. And lighter, slabs are higher up.

A 17th. Century market. Hall with, its original, stonework, from top to bottom intact, marks the town centre, hikers. Admire, the surviving, medieval workmanship. You can. Imagine centuries. Of Wheeling's and dealings, that took place under these fairy rafters. Continuing. Our walk we come to the quaint village of Stanton. Travel. Writers tend to overuse, the word quaint, I save. It for here in the Cotswolds, a strict. Building Code keeps towns looking what many locals call overly. Quaint. Village. Churches welcome, Walker's to pop in and enjoy a thoughtful break. This. Church probably sits upon an ancient pagan site, how, do we know it's, dedicated, to st. Michael and Michael. The Archangel who, fought the devil still, guards the door. Inside. You get a sense that this church has comforted, this community, in good, times and bad. Pre-christian. Symbols decorate, the columns perhaps, left over from those pagan, days and. The. List of rector's goes way, back without a break to the year 12 69. This. Church was built with wool money in fact they say generations, of sheep dog leashes actually, were these grooves I guess. A shepherd took his dog everywhere, even to, church. Throughout. This region a few of the vast domains, of England's most powerful. Families have survived. The. Cotswolds, are dotted, with elegant, Downton, Abbey type mansions. Today. With the high cost of maintenance and heavy taxes, some, noble families, have opened, their homes to the public to, help pay the bills. Stanway. House home, of the Earl of weaves is one such venerable, manor house. The. Earl whose family goes back centuries welcomes. Visitors two days a week. Walking. Through his house offers, a surprisingly. Intimate, glimpse into, the life styles, of England's, nobility, and the, gracious, and like ibly eccentric, Earl has agreed to personally show us around his ancestral, home including. A peek at some touching, family mementos, hair. Cut, off members of the family, there. Was a tradition it, was in certainly in this house it was a tradition, and, it's kept in this drawer here. For, instance this. Is uh it. Says Papa's, hair. My. Sister, gave me March the 11th 1771. This piece of paper from. 1771. I'm a mess of her hair in Silas, she's. Just as fresh, as the day it was cut off Wow and that's his hair cut. Off on the day his wife died, of pneumonia. So. This is a huge table it. Is it's 23, feet long and what's the game it's called shuffleboard.

Or Shovel, board it. Was known, in Henry the eighth's time, this. One was built, we think in 1625. Just. The beginning of the reign of Charles the first and, you. Use these 10 pieces. And. You, try and let's try get shovel them up to the far in. That's. Nice. It may be a game for English aristocrats, but this Yankee commoner, is gonna give it a try, very good very, good one, point. Very. Good. Very. Nice a two-foot, show another. Interesting, artifact is what was called a chamber horse a sprung exercise, chair from the 1750s. Ad you did. That your. Plants up and down and your liver gets shaken. For, a hundred years fine ladies, would sit on here and get their liver done and find, gentlemen, - you find gentleman - yeah a chamber. Horse, I guess, that makes sense doesn't know it's just like going to the gym notice. Lord. Weems has rebuilt, the old fountain in his backyard and, today as one, of the highest gravity-fed, fountains, in the world rockets, 300, feet into the sky it's, the talk of the Cotswolds. For. Commoners, the Lord's sprawling parkland, backyard, makes for a jolly good day out. While. Not quite in a noble mansion we're sleeping plenty, comfortably, just down the road in the village of Stowe on the wall, Stowe. Mixes, medieval, charm with a workaday, reality. A selection. Of traditional pubs, cute shops and inviting, cafes ring it's busy square. For. Centuries the, square hosted, a huge, wall market, the. Historic, Market Cross stood tall reminding, all Christian, merchants, to trade, fairly, under the sight of God and. Stocks. Like these were handy when a scoundrel, deserved, a little public ridicule. People. Came from as far away as Italy. To buy the prized, Cotswolds, wolf leases. You. Can imagine with twenty thousand sheep sold on a single day it was a thriving scene, the, sheep would be paraded, into the market down narrow fleece, alleys, like this they, were built really narrow because it forced the Sheep to go single file so they could count them as they, entered the market, and. Ever since those medieval, Market days pubs, have been the place to gather enjoy, a meal and a pint a beer tonight. We're, checking out a gastropub. That's, a pub known for its fine food while. Many things that pubs provide, like, the cozy ambience and. Community, living room vibe haven't, changed other things like, the quality of the food certainly.

Have, This. Isn't, your grandmother's, pub grub pubs. Are putting more effort into their offerings. Creative. Chefs are shaking, up England's reputation, for food and you. Won't find mushy, peas anywhere. On this menu. We're. Enjoying guinea, fowl and artfully. Prepared, fish with fresh vegetables, a. Short. Drive south takes us into Somerset. And to the wonderfully, preserved city of Wells dominated. By its glorious, Cathedral. Wells. Has a charming, medieval, center. The. Stately Bishop's, Palace is circled by a park like molten sports, an impressive, front yard. It's. A market city and has, been for a long time. The. Peaceful Vickers, clothes is perfectly. Preserved lined. With 14th, century houses. Locals. Claim this is the oldest, complete medieval, street in Europe originally. Built to house the Cathedral, Choir it still, does, this. Overpass, connects, it with the Cathedral. England's. First completely, gothic, Church dates from about 1200. The. West Portal, shows off what's said to be the greatest collection, of medieval statuary. Anywhere. In Europe, about. Three hundred thirteenth, century carvings. This. Entire. Ensemble was, once painted in vivid color, it, must have been a spectacular welcome. A heavenly. Host proclaiming, welcome. To worship. Stepping. Inside you're, struck by the unique and ingenious, scissors, arch, this. Hourglass, shaped double arch was added in about 1340. To bolster, the church's, sagging, tower. Nearly. 700, years later it's, not only still working it's beautiful. The. Chimes draw your attention, to one of the oldest, working clocks, in the world from, 1392. The. Clock does it much-loved, joust on the quarter hour. More. Medieval whimsy, is carved into the Capitals. This. Man has a toothache. Another. Pulls a thorn from his foot and a. Farmer clobbers, a thief so hard his hat falls off and. Under. Glorious, stained glass you can enjoy the cathedrals, even Somme. The. Evensong, is at Church of England choral service traditionally. Performed each evening and welcoming. Everyone, taking. A seat in the intimate central part of the church we, enjoy the opportunity, to experience, the church filled, with timeless, music. Because. We're here in July the, cathedrals, choir is on break and a visiting, choir is performing, this, one's from near Liverpool. The. Countryside, around wells is great for growing apples, and. You. Can visit farms that brew the authentic, hard cider known around here as, scrumpy. While. Cider is becoming, more and more refined and, popular, the, traditional, scrumpy, still, attracts a devoted crowd especially, here in Somerset and, lens. And cider farm, Roger Wilkins, is as old-school as it comes his. Enthusiasm. Alone is, intoxicating. Did. Your father make this thing same cider me, father did, but actually. I learned, off me grandfather, the actual, making of the cider exactly. The same now as I guess my, grandfather, done it all we do is crush them up press, the apples that natural. Juice comes out and the yeast is in the skin in the apple so I don't put nothing at all in it it's. A pure strength, your gat we, head into the tasting room which I'm guessing looks, about the same as it did when Rogers grandfather, ran the place it's. Time to sample the pure apple taste of scrumpy along. With it 6.8, alcohol, content I've. Heard when you drink scrumpy you've got to be careful well. Yeah I can't knock you about if you went used to it, gallon.

A Day you keep the doctor away, I've heard some I've heard some pubs actually, don't serve it because no they won't some that well, now I serve, you a half a point and, it's pure so it's so pure, that in the morning no problem no problem at all no headache no hangover. No nothing, that. May be true but after my tasting, I'm making, sure my producer. Does the driving. Throughout, England, the countryside, is picturesque. And it. Hides a fascinating. History a, history. That goes back thousands. Of years to prehistoric, times. Mysterious. Figures carved into hillsides. Curious. Man-made, mountains. Ancient. Bridges and. Legends. That go back to Camelot, and beyond. Glastonbury. A modest, market town today has, long had a holy, aura, it. Was a religious, site back in the Bronze Age that's, about 1500. BC it's, also considered, the birthplace of Christianity, and England and the, burial, site of the legendary, King Arthur. Centuries. Before Christ, this hill called a tour marked, Glastonbury. For. Thousands, of years pilgrims, and seekers, have climbed it today. It's, capped by the ruins of a church dedicated to Saint Michel. Remember. Because Saint Michel was the Christian antidote to paganism, it's, a good bet this church sits upon a pre-christian. Holy site. Seen. By many as a mother goddess, symbol the, Glastonbury, Tor has long attracted a, variety, of travellers and seekers. And, the. Tour has a biblical. Connection as well. For. Centuries pilgrims have come here to Glastonbury, on a quest for the legendary, Holy Grail you. See Joseph, of Arimathea who, is an uncle of Christ was a tin trader and even, back in biblical times Britain was well known as a rare place where tin could be mined considering. That Joseph. Could have sat right here with the chalice that Jesus drank from at the Last Supper in his, satchel, near. The base of the hill is a calm, and meditative garden. Built around a natural spring. According. To legend, the, Holy Grail lies at the bottom of the chalice, well in the. Past people, came here for physical, healing. Today. Seekers. Still, come for healing but it's more for a wellness of the mind and soul. England's. First church, was built, here at the base of the hill next to the chalice well eventually. A great, Abbey was built on the site of that church, mix. The scant ruins of England's first Church with, the mystique of King Arthur and the Holy Grail and the hard work of a busy monastery, and by, the 12th, century plastron. Berea VIII was the leading Christian, pilgrimage, site in all of Britain it. Was huge. Employing, a thousand, people to serve the needs of its pilgrims. At. Its peak Glastonbury. Abbey was England's most powerful, and wealthy it, was part of a network of monasteries, that by the year 1500, challenged. The king they, owned about a quarter, of all English, land they, had more money than the king, to. King Henry the eighth Abbey's, like this were political, obstacles, in. 1536. He, solved that by dissolving. England's, monasteries. He. Was particularly. Harsh on Glastonbury. He, not only destroyed its magnificent, church but, for emphasis, his, men hung the abbot displayed. His head on the abbey gates and sent. His quartered, body on four, different, national tours at, the same time. Without. Its wealthy abbey the town fell into a depression but. Glastonbury, rebounded. An 18th, century tourism. Campaign with thousands, claiming that water from the chalice well actually, healed them put, Glastonbury, back on the map, today. Glastonbury. In its mysterious, Hill are a center, for searchers, popular, with those on their own spiritual. Quest. Part. Of the fun of a visit here is just, being in a town where goddesses. Go for their conventions. Where. Every, other shop has a new-age, focus, and where, alternative. Is the, norm. For. A more tangible look at the spiritual, mystery, of this countryside.

Prehistoric. Stone circles, are scattered, all across Britain. These. Circles, many, as old, as Egypt's, pyramids were, sacred centers of ritual, and worship. They. Functioned, as celestial. Calendars. 5,000, years ago locals, could tell when to plant and when to party, according, to where the Sun rose and where. The sunset. It. Still, works that way today. At, the Avebury, stone circle, you're free to wander among a hundred stones. Visitors. Ponder, the cohesive, ensemble, of ditches, mounds, and megaliths. The. Work of people clearly, on a mission, from, thousands, of years ago. The. Huge circle while, cut in two by a busy, road and so, big it contains a village retains. Its a lure and Wonder. And nearby. Stands, Silbury, Hill a yet, to be explained, man-made, mountain, of chalk, for. More than four thousand, years this largest. Man-made construction. From prehistoric, Europe is just, another edifice, from, England's, mysterious. And ancient, religious. Landscape. And. Exactly. What's it all mean we'll, never know for sure it's. Like looking, at the ruins of a medieval church and from that alone, trying, to understand, Christianity. Stonehenge. Is the most famous of Britain's stone circles, a visit. Starts at the Museum where, you'll see artifacts, from the Stone Age people who, built it a. 360. Degree theatre demonstrates. How the structure, is aligned, with the heavens marking. Both the longest and the, shortest days of the year and. Outside. A thatched, Hut Hamlet helps you imagine, how its Neolithic. Builders once lived. Huge. Stones like this replica, were quarried, carved, and then moved for many miles some, of them from as far away as Wales, 200 miles to the west they barged him down rivers they, may have rolled them on logs like this nobody, knows for sure. After. This introduction, a bus, shuttles. You to the site. Visitors. Are in awe as they ponder the continuously. Debated, purposes, and meaning of Stonehenge. The. Major stones, were erected, at the end of the Stone Age, just before the advent of metal tools it's. Amazing, to think that some of these cross stones have been in place for four-and-a-half. Thousand. Years, whatever. Its original, purpose stonehenge, still, functions, as a celestial. Calendar even. In modern times the Sun rises, on the longest day of the year in just. The right spot and it, retains its powerful, sense of wonder over, those who gather. For. Over, 4,000. Years in a row this, ensemble, of stones so, artfully, assembled, has, silently, done, its duty. Why. Here and for, what purpose these. Questions, along with many more about Stonehenge remain, shrouded in, mystery, but, there's no mystery at all about the fact that this part of England is a fascinating. Region, to explore, thanks. For joining us I'm Rick Steves until. Next time keep. On travelin. You've. Got a big one oh yeah there you go yeah. We. Read on there, considering. That Josip. Could have sat right here with. This. Is the quintessential, English countryside. And it's. Walking country.

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Really enjoyed Thank You

do you ever feel like you were born in the wrong time

I really loved this documentry here the beauty of this place is explained very gracefully as if we are touring that place. It is so lively thanks for making this keep it up

I plan on travelling back in time.

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Great watch, well done M8

Imperialism intensifies

I miss England.

This looks like the towns of MidSomer Murders...lovely :)

I really want to travel to Europe, it is a different feeling than the rest of the world, especially England.

I love British culture nd British way of living now I strongly wish to travel here.

¡Hermoso trabajo documental!...¡Muchas gracias!

Horrible place to live, tons of mold , houses smell like 50 million stinking humans lived in them. Bugs that are into their thousandth generation, and some of the dumbest people you'll ever meet. Pics look nice but they hide reality.

Yeah It is beautiful...but looting India for 200yrs kiiling ppl & making India poor who is that time 23% in world economy...and making it colony.. I think britishers generation have to feel shame what there ppl done here.. I don't want to visit here..

Come on I need to work hard and see this before I die.

This dude would be lit at a dinner party

I wish to God to visit old things like this I really like it

I like this guy. It's so beautiful. I hope I have a chance to tourist

21:00 mudfossil giant body parts

19:00 built for Giants

Where's the mosques? And why aren't those women wearing burkas?

Logation​ buaetiful

amazing country. imagine the building force it took to build those structures.

I'm gonna live there some day!

+Sophia Lewis we are already living there in the future! ;)

Yup. Speak it into being. You will. Me too

Gotta be loaded though otherwise you’ll end up in Leeds

the best of europe? hahahahahahaahaha

I like Singapore because no fight, all human are safe.thank program for your examples Egland

Too twee

The right to free passage, that's amazing

Very nice

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I am English what is all the diddly dee music at the start, do you know England is not Ireland?

Funny thing is that song is called Soldier's Joy and is an American tune.

Ah, beautiful England... PVC, spice and Tesco galore

I admire english people for they re conservative disciplined and lively hope be in contact with them

They have quality of life.

I desperately wan5 to go to England!

This place reminds me of the shire

The west of England was Tolkien's inspiration for the Shire

I can't believe this place exists. I would love to live there.

This show is so comforting ❤️

Proper English anti glodbalist and anti immigrant beautiful piece of England, god bless.


Rick Steves: Have you come across Equestrian School of Horsemanship in the area of this presentation?

this looks like it popped out of the shire from lord of the rings

That’s beautiful. Always wanted to live in a town like this.

Wow it's wonderful it's my dream to visit

I enjoyed this video even though the narration is quite earnest to an English ear

Where Hot fuzz was filmed. Yarp

what a beautiful town I don't know before.

Goes to show how young America truly is. We don't have structures let alone entire communities as old as England or Europe as a whole for that matter. It's truly breath taking.

The voice of the narrator is brilliant.

The repeated mention of a make believe invisible magic man living in the clouds renders this vid unwatchable....may I suggest reading a few science books in the future? Then maybe the hypocritical absurdity that organized religion of any kind truly is will start to take hold, then maybe you'll evolve and catch up to the rest of us....

You forgot Northern Ireland is in the UK

+Jamie Frew By the looks of things, the guy meant northern Ireland but wrote northern england and now has edited. Makes sense.

It's in the UK but not on the island of Great Britain

LiTTLE Tesla northern england is a part of England

This is so butiful

Rick do you ever show Ulm/Donau this is were we came from?


Love it


美しい Beautiful

Looks cold

On yutub Click travel talk

The Cotswolds isn’t the west of England! The west of England is anything to the west of Gloucester/Bristol! This is east of both cities. This is the Cotswolds which is a specific region in its own right!

Please give the list of background music

"You got a big one!" ......ummmmmmmm......

how i wish i can travel England!!!


I love Bibury and Bourton-on-the-Water in the Cotswolds.

We sure do have a beautiful country!

Wow wow wow wow wow wow

There is no denying NATURE is quite Fresh & Fine there in the Country-sides of. ENGLAND . BUT NATURE goes side by side with the People . All the Grandeur of the Britishers Come from the Massive Exploitation of the Deprived Poor Countries ; which become further Deprived !

My mom parents and relatives are there I was British and Italian blood in me

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All English countrysides are very beautiful

Rick go to Bristol


beautiful video

wana live there :-(

If the stone circles are a calendar then why are they arranged in a circle when a straight line of stones would do just as well?

What a beautiful place.....

Wow what a pleasant place to live. Picture perfect also but its my first time to know such a place called Cotswold. You gained a new subbie.

Wow sooo BEAUTIFUL.. who is going to take me there Aww!

The secret to living well, is living a peaceful way of life. Europe is and always has been my ideal way of living. I will spend some time here one day. If not in flesh definitely in spirit.

Love England with all my heart,wish to go there and get a citizenship of that country....


Nice roads.

I love the country


Can I get an invitation

Love UK weather pubs

Wodehouse country!

Beautiful place

Rick does the best videos wherever he goes.

Another impressive video! Thanks for sharing.

I wish i could live there .. Philippines is like duuuhhh ☹☹ garbage everywhere .. Sad

I wish to live there in England!! I love this place so bad


i have a dream place, and i just know it's somewhere around the world. i am so glad i stumbled upon this video after watching a vid about sussex (i love this place just as much), because west island looks just like my dream place! ahh i wonder if i will be able to go to these places

Congratulations Rick... beautiful place. Cheers from Brasil !

Prety little town historical buildings

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Beautiful countryside and amazing landscape.

Ninhbinh 16/3/2019 try study hard to find a good position with high salary so that i can come here with my family!

we're proud of our heritage

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Finally i found you, very inspirational place to go

europe is my dream country to visit because of its beautiful scenery.

I will visit someday! England has always mesmerized me.

Didnt know Rick Steves was still making videos

Mashallah. Need a mosque scattered every mile to improve the beauty.

Thank you for sharing I love the construction and designs but never been interested in visiting London, I do not like the English accent

Remember folks diversity means anti white.

I shat fish pie into me knickers...

I wonder why religious people still pray for god in order to take them up into heaven, but actually heaven is in europe, especially in the UK and scandinavia

Just Beautiful !!

Wow...what beautiful calm and peaceful environment.....I feel like I'm watching a motion paintings..

Where he is from? I've noticed he pronounce "wool" as "wall", and I just wonder what accent it is

American accent

So beautiful and wonderful place

As beautiful as fairy tale

God bless people's around this place.....I like place... but no feathers to fly over there..... from North East India meghalaya State...

Country side in England is very beautiful place.

This is brilliant



No mosque pls

Hello Rick sir i.e. day I will go West England

How beautiful people preserving their heritage.

Better More Than Some Country In Asia Continent

I Hope To Tourism To England

concomitant responsibilities for photocopying principal's secretary's permission to the universe... for if it matters. give break.

England is a dream. I´ve been there once and I just loved it. Not particularly the big cities, but the parts where you can see what makes the spirit, the mind and the soul of this precious country - and its wonderful people.

This is where I wish to get retired

Classy motha fakkas!

I hope Islamic incursion into England does not find its way there!


Omg so beautiful

That's amazing......

I will love to be there one day

This is ur heven western do what u want in this life.....

I want to visit megacity like NYC and tokyo..but I want to live in village so peaceful scenery

+Jonathan Sakks ... What do you mean by this words"show Bob's and vagene" sir I don't understand.....

mebanshan bareh show bobs and vagene

Good stuff .... I'd appreciate it if you could cast an eye over my new channel and let me have an honest critique . Thanks

We the 'Indians' financed all of Britain.

The United Kingdom is composed of England, Scotland Wales AND Northern Ireland.

Nice video Rich!

It can never work in a first world country

Beautiful video

Just discovered this channel and I’m really enjoying the content

In England everything is beautiful except the weather

I love america, but we simply lacked the time to develope the detailed historic infrastructure europe has before trains, planes, and automobiles came along making everyone go gaga for "interstate culture"

My dream County, Someone please adopt me, any English villager

The church buildings look so beautiful. And they say that the people of old were not as intelligent as today......?? I beg to differ.

Again ' great experience in youtube 'so beautiful!! ' im so 'amaze' wonderful places...

I miss England sometimes, especial now !

My dream County, Someone please adopt me, any English,polish,Belgian villager

The world is nothing with out england

I live near Glastonbury and I actually learnt something new...yes Somerset is beautiful..come and visit...good short documentary.

Now take your share of immigrants and migrants and refugees living next to you

I live in England and I'm loving to York to study for 3 years soon!! Can't wait

Love Your Stuff Rick! Reminds me of Vacation Homes in Las Vegas. And The Tangiers and the Stardust .  Ah the days of good Governance ... War does make the Best of even the Good Fellows. So Allow me to go to bat for them too. As The Best of The Best with Honors, Sir.

very beautiful

What a wonderful job to travel around showing the culture and history of other countries. (and being paid for it too).

very peaceful. what a great educational video. thank you for sharing this delightful bit of historic information.

Very scenery

Wow! This place is like fairyland

I live in India

So beautiful

The reason why I love GB so much! They are good at preserving their history

+culture cypher Of course, but they are under the umbrella of one of the main countries. I've always wanted to visit the Scilly Isles.

dont forget all the other islands surrounding it. the isle of man, the isle of white, the isle of bute and many others i've forgot

there are over 50 english accents. each one sounds completely different from the other

so beautiful place

amazing places to go.. hopefully i could be there someday

You have to go to Indonesia

Europe doesnt have american white trash lol

Please introduct me to someone who live there,the environment is perfect to build family T.T

this video cure my depression I wish i was born there

England, the quintessential of yesterday.

I absolutely Like England... The entire England. ❤️

Hello Mr Rick now ur lucky to live Europe country it is too beautiful place but I am more than lucky u because I live in India the wonderful place and natural place thanks

Oh my that's amazing history

I have loved your show for decades. It never gets old.

100 like i thank you

Experiencing all this beauty i can understand why some Brits want to leave the EU, they mostly thrive on nostalgia and don't want to become part of Brussels' mono-cultural paradigm. But times change and we have become economically dependent of each other due to our own democratic decision making and now the genie is out of the bottle and there seems to be no point of return. Instead of stepping out the UK should convince the other EU members to retain their sovereignty and only cooperate on mutual cross border issues instead of striving to one EU federal nation state.

I'm from the Philippines. I will work very hard to reach this place. Someday, I'll get to see this in person. Mark my words.

Cotswold cheese is so good. English really make great cheeses.

How beautifull

Rick often mentions that places are good for hiking, but I haven't heard him suggest the use of the excellent maps produced by the Ordnance Survey: marvels of clear detail with footpaths, utilities, landmarks and sites of interest all included, from deserted villages and stone circles to public houses and sports facilities. They're quite indispensable for hiking in the UK (and are often praised by American travel writer and anglophile, Bill Bryson). The OS produce these maps for leisure use at two scales: the 1:25,000 Explorer series and the 1:50,000 Landranger series (the former obviously carrying more detail). Aside from their usefulness planning for -- or during -- a hike, I also find them incredibly interesting to study in themselves


How I wish to visit England someday! So lovely..

I would love to travel with Rick. He will give you history without being pretentious

Old World Architecture is awesome, and First Nations' footprints are not so obvious around here we live now.

Soon I'm in UK

Omg it's beautyfull,...

Greetings from Kenya, Africa! This video makes one really want to visit West England to experience the beauty of this picturesque place

you already know why fine ladies used chamber horse

OMG! This is so beautiful. I wish I could visit one day (have only been to London).

Love these places


This is my dream place....

That was an awesome video

Wow! Jaw fully dropped. I never knew such beautiful places existed in my own country! I'm a teenager who really needs to leave their bedroom; now I have the perfect reason to.

So awesome mr. Rick steves...im from philippines..i feel like travel on that place...its just only on my dreams..im always wishes to travel that place but i cant afford....thankz to shares this beautiful videos

The scenery is so beautiful ...

It sure would be peace of mind to walk around the places. Greatly enjoyed...

....'gallon a day keeps the doctor away'

love the countryside in movies such as Sense and Sensibility & Gosford Park

I love it

God I love the countryside so so much...I love the life which is away from the crowd.Ive read in books about the moors and this is how I picture in my mind...Thankyou so much for this beautiful video.

England is the most beautiful country in the world.

Hello I injoy your program so I'm glad to see it on YouTube yes now I can watch more of your program thanks for sharing..

Amazing place !

Hello everybody is there any one help me to learn English ?

I hope I can go there soon. I wish I can live there too ❤❤❤ such a Beautiful place

I wanna stay there... Forever.

Awww like a fairy land

Lovely video

Nơi này thật đẹp

What was with the blooper at the end where you told the prized medallion, Roger Wilkins "AKA Mr. Scrumpy" "You have a big one." ?

Negeri yang indah dan damai senang kalau bisa jalan jalan ke Inggris atau keliling Eropa, semoga suatu saat bisa terwujud amen


Woooow..... Really awesome.....

Beautiful place

Desire to reside here n d soul of england. ... lv it frm kerala.. gods own country

Wow đây đúng là một chỗ lý tưởng cho những người yêu thích bình yên

The winter is cold and windy and rainy, yes. Summer is really nice, it can get to over 90 at times.

I am from Bangladesh ..I love England. I want to visit England village.

Helo you

I live in the UK and travelled up north and south multiple times but I want to travel to Asia , africa and south America I guess we have different dreams

New subscriber here. Live it

Ahhh!!! Someday

I love UK....

Very good and informative documentary.

exotic journey

So beautiful

Ugly dirty mexicans are all over usa its nasty

god is great beautiful people n beautiful country clean n need l love so much English people cause no racism

beautiful place... Love from Saudi Arabia

C'est jolie

I wish I could live in a small town surrounded with peaceful nature and seemingly nice people and weather the way it looks on this video. Life in the city is just too chaotic and polluted, especially a city such as Bangkok where I'm based at the moment. Not to mention the weather that hits 90+ degrees almost all year round. Winter doesn't exist here. :(

umm that would be the West Country, in England, which usually means Devon and Cornwall......Great Britain also includes Northern Ireland as well as Wales and Scotland........it is not west England!

Great story & place, all of you can visit my village in Sipahutar city park (Indonesia area). The place is nearest with Lake Toba.

This Beautiful Country.

Cotswolds aren't in the West Country mate.

Where are you come from or belong Rick ? You're so loyal and observer and I like your all videos ,,I also want to travel west England ..and I hope that I will meet you ever in my life ...be happy Rick Steve...yay...

England is so beautiful.. I wonder why English people left England for America or Australia

I want to live in England

wow, nice.. from Bangladesh

This place is absolutely breathtaking. Awesome presentation Rick Steve

Because they got promised to be given land bigger than entire towns to farm on.

It referred to the relative size of their drinking glasses.

I need family from england

One of the best channels on YouTube. Thank you for making these episodes available to us.

Fairytale town

I also love this city views. It is a peace living and cool culture and classic buildings.

I love to drink a cup of beer in this video .

Children can grow better here with less Technology

Jolly good show old boy! Ah, to reminisce the old country, before the really bad pollution set in!

i wanna live there (● ˃̶͈̀ロ˂̶͈́)੭ꠥ⁾⁾

West England looks so Celtic

The ancients build it, and this generetation is destroing by free borders and beleving in free stuffs. Bring more muslins, they will love to destroy those beautys

I like it your all video

Dreaming to go there

But remember ,here in England it is often cold and wet even in Summer .That is why most English people go abroad for their holidays .

Sir, you are an ignoramus with a camera. You know nothing of the history of the Cotswolds.

What upset you? All his videos are that bland national geographic rubbish.

Thank you for showing us this gorgeous region. Everything is so breathtaking

The Glory,culture,traditions at its height. Really amazing to see West England the way it is. I am nostalgic now...

hai! if my country is look like it

It os my dream to have a vacation in some of these places. Awesome place!

I've only been to London, but would love to visit this part of England.


Aha, my home and local area. I’ve lived here all of my life and yet even now I’m still learning things from this video. Mind, I already knew about the excellent scrumpy by Roger Wilkins! I can highly recommend this!

very nice vedio..... love from India

Beautiful outstanding amazing

So nice

Wowwww jealous of people who are living in that heaven

I wish I can go there so beautiful

I wish I could get marry to and Cotswold guy ....

So beautiful and refreshing I would love to go there

I miss England 3 great years i will hope to go back for a visit.

sumit mishra English criminals were FORCEFULLY sent to America and Australia, they didn’t choose to, and also what the person above me said.

15:16 I must get his tailor's number...

My brother and I are traveling to this country in 6 weeks ......after seeing this video, I can't wait!

I am really happy to see this one country. Hopefully I can set foot in an English country, I love

Its beautiful. Nice place to live in.

1:25 - Great Britain is made up of England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland.

No, that's the UK. He's right about Great Britain. :-)

Wow very nice place i love it

very beautiful place,

Medieval homes were used to be very beautiful

I dont want your video to end..so fascinating..thank you for sharing


England according to Pure natural way of Life on this planet. Great work Sir I appreciated

So why is the Earl eccentric,he seemed well adjusted and a good host

For centuries Stow-on-the-Wold hosted a huge Wal-Mart. I couldn't believe my ears. Wool Market. ha ha.

Thank you very much Rick

"Glastonbury - Religious site in the Bronze Age, around 1500 BC; also, considered the Birthplace of Christianity in England - And, the burial site of the Legendary King Arthur in 1191 and his Queen on the 19th of April; Century's before Christ - this hill called a "tor" marked Glastonbury".

"Lands End".

"Orson Wells".


I have been there three times. England is wonderful.I love England. I want to go back.

Thank you youtube for recommending this video, England is my dream country since 12 years ago. Hope oneday i'll go there

Fairy land

Bom domingo a todos

I was blessed to be given the opportunity to visit Wells and Glastonbury ( hiked up to the TOR ) during my working trip in Street. Love the English countryside. So , so beautiful. Thank you from Malaysia :)

oh wow! i felt in love with the places

I really most impress.. I love nature...

So beautiful. Place nd your body language. About Old history.. Good Sir.

I love the place really beautiful,,

Beautiful ...love to go ...

West England is most beautiful place on the planet, i strongly like this documentary.

I love the sheep there

Such a beautiful place. If only i could live thre

The place is so clean

Are there africans and islamics ?

Love it.

west England is very beautiful

Really amazing....enjoying the place sitting in one corner of India....Assam.. Thank u.

i love for europ it is very peaseful no rush no trafic no extra population very nice sir

ภาคเหนือของไทย ช่วงหลายเดือนมีแต่ควันไฟ เผากันอยู่นั่นแหละ เอาไงดี ประยุทธ?

anyone else noticed the horse shaped waterbody at 16:30 :o?

Thank you Steve for sharing the video. I love the reminicense of another era.

Lovely west England and lovely anchoring....


Glad to see your video Lovely video thanks alot dear

Que belleza

Mashallah indah sekali

Tommy Robinson is the best!

So nice sir ji

Wow beautiful,love it!

Nobody can beat or win the Englishman's building structure

I want to come but I have no money for the tour very beautiful england

My God...I didn't know such a beautiful place existed

This place is like heaven. Someday I will visit this place.

Glad these places survived ww2.

First time seeing you after many years not watching your t.v. show . I havent watched t.v. for several years now. But your program pop up on my tablet. Good thing ,now I can enjoy your videos as before.


Wow,,,sangat indah dan cantik

Awsome England

What a beautiful and wonderful place. Very magical.

Beautiful fantastic nice view. Good location great video..

But We did not see Your mustache

Gargi Shukla same here,but england is really jolly good

What is there to dislike? There is apparently a 1000 who do, must be town and city people ,still makes more space for those who appreciate it lol

11:14 Ok, as an American if I had to guess, those plates should cost about 25-30 pounds each. What kinda money do they actually cost?

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Nho ban dịch ra tiếng viet toi moi hiệu đuợc cam on

I was born in the South but all the same I long to be back because I only lived there for 5 years

Amazingly beautiful fabulous place on this planet love it xoxo

I love England

we,re not Europe we are England & everything in England is a couple of hours from London !!

Wooow naturally nature beautiful England...My fevorite Country

Thank you for sharing! It like another world.

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Yo quiero conocer pero soy pobre

Wow it a great to see england sir thanks

ILoveyou uk cityes

Great commentary well done!

Oh, that would look so much nicer with a huge mosque and lots of Islamic doctrine.

hello from USA

Many travelogues are really grim but this is excellent, very professionally shot and narrated, and informative. If medals were given for videos of this type, THIS one would be awarded gold.


Beauty eveywhere

Do a video for Norfolk

I'm so lucky and proud to be from the West of England.

My dad lived in England for two years. I have always wanted to go.

Diversity and open borders will make this unrecognizable in a few decades. Better to have it documented now.

Typical American ignorance. In speech you said it correctly, so could you not have had the correct video header. It should have been "West of England". The English never refer to "West England".

Very interesting Report

Hi Rick! I met you through channell 11 and I always watch tjis cjannell becaise your videos. I don't watch TV anymore and I am so happy that I foud you in you tube, bravo! I always enjoy your videos!!

Wao great

Why am i watching a documentery about where i live?

Lindo lugar...encantador.

Wow!! breath taking, look so peaceful and beautiful.


I have lived in the Cotswolds for 50 years and before that in the east of England in a place called the Broads (Americans titter now) and met my wife there. You could do a video on the area called East Anglia. Norfolk, Suffolk and Essex. This is very good informative video.


There's a man who's read the phrase "mushy peas" but not heard it said :) I do like the atmospheric background music

Wonderful video, i subscribe

Lovely country side. Thanks for sharing. I only wish I have an opportunity to visit such places.

That Lord Williams Estate was awesome. Those antique tables and furniture.☆☆☆☆☆

It’s good view and good weather beautiful to live.

Don't leave home without heart missing West of ENGLAND hundred years history keep eyes on it changing lots so much indeed as time goes by through life???

How is the church from a pagan site just because its “St.Michael”?

He lost


What a great video. Thank you

love from japan ❤️

Magnífico este tu canal !!!!

Beautiful !

Hermoso lugar

Woow I like it very beautiful ❤️

Fantastic buildings

The profile picture made me think it was him in the thumbnail too...a classic Norman Bates case

Wow so beautiful praise God


Great villages of England, very very beautiful, lively and charming.

Maybe shame on Brits. as their proud of historical stuff was just uncomparable million miles long behind that in Rome in the nine class weak Italy as well as the even five to six thousand renown and high cultural historical China?????????!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Which is the place Glastonbury or Cotswolds?

Lovely. (Although England is not in Europe) -

First video and a great channel very interesting love this kind of thing. Subbed

Love it wish I could live in such a place seems like crime would be very low

Long live England and it’s culture! Beautiful.

I like your style Rick


Nice place


David Warwicker no England is very much in Europe

Omg ,I just loved it , amazing, feeling so fresh

Europe is so overrated

i also upload nice video plz help me.....

Your smile makes people want to watch more of your videos,really.

Are you a real TV program host? You sounded so professional.

Your videos help me to learn english. Thank you.


You told mostly about the churches instead of villages

Whole presentation was very pleasant

Brilliantly portrayed

England is the very beautiful country I like England

The most hilarious thing, is that I grew up in Stow on the wold and have family in surrounding villages including Camden but I’m learning more about the town in this video than I ever have in my whole life living there

Abhijith U Vishnu The Cotswolds is the district with towns such as Stow on the Wold and Chipping Camden inside. Glastonbury is the place, however is further south and not apart of the Cotswolds.

tyroneuniqua lalala same

Wow!!! Love at first sight. Very nice and beautiful. Keep this as it is forever.

Now I want to go to Glastonbury. Joseph of Arimathea was my 70th great-grandfather. I knew he and Anna the Prophetess went to England but didn't know where, then to Wales. Guess now I need to find out where in Wales. I've been drawn to England most of my long life, but knowing this intensifies it.

1 of the places is called lower slaughter. Hahaha

Wow... very nice place, thank you.

not may diverse faces, why is that?

Amazing, Such a beautiful Place. Love to see this.

My dream country I wanna go there

I love england

Let's visit it someday

You can visit but don’t move in. Stay in your country.

Well your relatives are destroying all this mate

This place is blessed of God


A beautiful part of my country, love from Cambridge

Christianity has such rich culture in England.

Nice organ at 13:56. If only Jimmy Swaggart would allow Evensong in his church.

Really enjoyed a bit of nostalgia there. I've been in Wales nearly 10 years but used to love going to Glastonbury and especially avebury many years ago on the solstice. Truly magical area of England.

That's what I'm thinking. Looks like a nice place to live

7:19 what are they tryin to do

Look so cute and cozy ❤️

Beautiful place

Hi Rick

Jacob Reynolds yeah it’s everything


Shredded with the blood money from colonies. Nothing has hard earned in England

This is the beautiful place !..heavenly place!..

needs about 50,000 more Syrians there

This is beautiful England.

I watched Rick Steve's shows all my life. And with today's society over there in the France, Germany, other European countrys,....how is it for him now, or does he still travel?? I live for these places to view, as I wish I always had went to explore them. Yet I never left America.

I watched Rick Steve's traveling shows on PBS.

I love Christianity

@Cristina Diwata I hope someday I can visit places like this in Europe. Where I live is in the country side but I don't get to drink hard apple cider lol

Wonderful,thanks! Can you piease tell me if it is possible to do your tour with public transport?

NWO Globalists want to drop about a thousand Somalians there...OK ?

It's beautiful, awesome

One of the best travel documentaries I have seen!

I love England.i have desir that i will go there one day.oh god plzz help me

Lots of places like these in the uk.and people are friend except like birmingham

They were built to last for centuries no floods earthquakes no need painting!


@Karl Pilkington die

@Karl Pilkington you are such an awful person

Indians like my comment let see how many people come here

Who is there enjoying this in 2019 Like

There were people living there Before the celts and vikings

Fantastic places

Love the old boy who runs the Cider Farm. No teeth lol, Scrumpy, it rots your bones and teeth. In the early 80's i Weymouth in SW England, there's a pub there called the Duke of Cornwall, it's got to be a few hundred years old that serves scrumpy, none of its regulars have few or no teeth. The scrumpy they serve there has got stuff floating in it, i think is apple skin. Have a few of them, you're feeling around the walls to find a way out. I'm not sure how true it is that you don't get an hangover after a session on that stuff, how the old boy said. What a character.

Great Job Rick. Expat living in RI. My wife is American, everytime we over that side of the pond, after each trip visiting family , we tag a few days on visiting different regions, the SW and North Wales are top of her list so far. We are doing the Cotswold in July.

I love London, my dream is to visit London one day, really amazing channel and place

A title of just two words "West England", and it pulls in 3.2 million views in only 1 1/2 years! Behold, the power of Rick Steves!

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@Cristina Diwata You know that's sad. I can only imagine also. Like you said "dream"

Jacob Reynolds who wouldn’t. The best for walks and making memories even to settle down. I can only imagine.

@Cristina Diwata Wouldn't you like to walk around places like this? I can only imagine how nice it would be

Big up the Stroud posse! SOUTH WEST ALL DAY

Wait until the starni get there you won’t like it then

I was there few weeks ago...I also visited Bath...it is beautiful!!

Please, stop the bs. We are turning into a dump and have been for the last 20 years.

The smart ones left for Australia

DofE wankers


Fantastic!! Beautifully maintained and preserved culture, after plundering the rest of the world!

Watching from bangladesh

Can I rent a morter bike in Stanton? How much will be the cost for a hostel?

Viva the beautiful Europe



En.g.L.an.d E.ng.L.an.d

Will they let an American retire there? I PROMISE I am NOT your typical American. I would LOVE to have a relaxed retirement and I PROMISE to leave the American attitude on this side of the pond...I've never had an American attitude, anyway.

I can look at a church in 2019 and still not understand Christianity.

Sab chor hote ho.

I hope to visit London and some parts of Europe someday.

Wow Beautiful great country UK .

At 25 min a boy wearing Brazilian soccer national team shirt. Salutations from Brazil

I love it, my dream place,, Malaysia Chinese

Hola! No entiendo nada pero me parece muy bonito tu video, ojala le coloques subtitulos en español. Mientras tanto: Suscrita! Sldos desde Colombia

Please don't watch this it's horrific shite at its finest

Northern Ireland ? This is an American outview. Cringe to the max

bhadva chodu laude you are doing good job

It’s such a relief to find a foreigner saying nice things about England, usually all we get is hatred which we take on the chin but it does hurt a bit. We all have pasts of good and bad. This man has such a lovely, kind, positive voice, he’s a joy to listen to. Thank you so much for looking at our more positive sides

I love it

Me too

Vow..I would like to be there... very nourish ING to mind..

The history in Europe is just beautiful. Nice video

The shuffle game looks fun

my destiny


Very good vídeo beautiful

Thank you for providing the deep knowledge of any country in such way it's like you let us to touch it's soul keep it up Sir

I like video

Wow nice place ❤️❤️❤️ I wish to visit

How I wish I can go to england,,,my precious dreams

I love the people

Сказочные места!

Northern Ireland is part of the United Kingdom but is not geographically part of Great Britain.

When I was a kid this video seems like something a substitute teacher would put on and I'd hate it. Now I wanna go visit England

I really enjoy this

May the light of Christ keep shining upon England ❤

Love all his vids

What is that lol

@Moonflower D. What's up

I live in England but in London so it's very different.

Don't spend your money in England. They refuse to Brexit. #

classic england so fancy and amazing for me i dont know why

If you like this watch This Country, the BBC documentary about the Cotswolds.

Ohhhh my God... I lived all there, all wonderful

So beautiful, thank you for sharing.

Everyone across the world is welcome to immigrate to england,we love you all,bring all you're family and friends :)

wonder if the Scottish highlands might be akin to the cotswolds today if the population had not been exiled for sheep farming. which proved a failed venture against new Zealand lamb

Wonderful video, with details and references which touches every mind.

i love uk really beautful places

beautful towns

I love this show! It makes me miss the UK so much

@Fatur Lukman why lol?

Thanks Rick for sharing all of these amazing experiences. Will be indebted to you.

Sending love from Philippines!

Chamber horse. Really? More like lady toy from the 18th century

This looks surreal. Do people still live in those medival city houses?

Ragnar Lothbrok should certainly visit this place. He would love it!

What a beautiful place...

Gooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooood location and comentary.

Rick your video is very beautiful and this place is amazing like heaven on earth people's lucky who live there best wishes from Pakistan

OMG Akko from Little Witch Academia is from Glastonbury & the tore is the entrance to Luna Nova ! :o

The property is very expensive there.

London is full of pickpocketrs and UK police doing nothing that's is reality of London..

Who mentioned London? London is not England any more!

@Peter Day Its a beautiful place waiting to be plundered. Usually a nice target for viking raiders to pillage.

@Peter Day That was a reference from Vikings!


Most want to but are prevented by those elite who fancy theirselves more knowlegeable and intelligent. They want us to be ruled by unelected people in Brussels. How intelligent is that?

But too many spoils it for many of us.

Thank you!

I noticed the omission at the beginning. Surprised at him, he's usually accurate.

Many think so, yet many want to give it away to anyone who wants it.

Paradise on the earth

Watching as we pack to gooo!!!


I love europe.Streets are awsome

I’ll be in Europe by next year.

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