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newcastle to cotswolds

traveling next week with my husband from Newcastle to London. Want to spend one night in the cotswolds. I really don't want to stay In Stratford, but not sure where else I can go that is a little low key with lots with culture and a short train trip. Newcastle to Stratford in 2 hours and 7 mins. Newcaste to moreinton is over 3 and a half hours. Would love some suggestions ask to where to stop and stay that is off the beaten path with lots of local culture.
thanks. Lisa

Posted by
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If it's only for one night, I would say you'd be going out of your way and getting very little chance to actually experience the Cotswolds. Would you consider instead a beautiful destination that's more on the main route between Newcastle and London? There is the Peak District just west of Sheffield.

For train route, see https://www.rome2rio.com/s/Newcastle-Station/Peak-District-National-Park

Here is a map of the area with points of interest highlighted.
https://www.tripadvisor.com/Attractions-g1925953-Activities-Eyam_Hope_Valley_Peak_District_National_Park_England.html#MAPVIEW

One advantage would be, if people ask, "Did you go to the Cotswolds?" you can say, "Oh, no, everybody goes there. We wanted to be a little more original."

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This is a duplicate post. The other one is here: https://community.ricksteves.com/travel-forum/england/newcastle-to-cotswolds-d917c89e-20a7-4ef2-93ea-5acdd38f16be
In the other post you have had many replies, pointing out a number of issues:

How are you travelling? Train or car?
Newcastle-upon-Tyne is a lot more than 2 hours from Stratford-upon-Avon, you probably looked it up wrong and got the time for one of the other Newcastle's.