The Cotswolds is particularly famous for its honey-coloured limestone which is admired all around the world. It was used to build the houses in the villages and bustling market towns of the Cotswolds. The stone gives the Cotswolds it's distinctiveness, the warm mellow colour working perfectly with the beauty of the surrounding countryside.
J. B. Priestley once wrote of Cotswold stone:
"The truth is that it has no colour that can be described. Even when the sun is obscured and the light is cold, these walls are still faintly warm and luminous, as if they knew the trick of keeping the lost sunlight of centuries glimmering about them."
Spend a day walking or driving around the Cotswolds and you will see what J.B. Priestly meant.
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