Hello Rick Steves travel community! My husband and I will be staying in Stow on the Wold for 3 nights in June, arriving from Bath, then departing to Liverpool. My original plan was to hire a car for our 2 full days in the Cotswolds in order to visit different villages. I thought we would be able to hire a car in Moreton in Marsh, but options are scarce. Then I considered taking busses or taxis around, but it seems we would be quite limited in our choices of places to visit. Another option could be to take a train from Bath to Cirencester or Gloucester and rent a car, drive to Stow, then either return to where we rented the car, or maybe return it in Birmingham and catch a train to Liverpool from there. I am also trying to be as economical as possible, but from what I've seen, we're going to spend about $300 for transportation for this leg of our journey.
I'm hoping you good people can give me some advice for how to accomplish our transportation goals. Thank you in advance!