We look forward to a day in the Cotswolds while staying with friends near Swindon next summer. The literature says that all the charming wool production of the area is now mostly overtaken by larger producers, so there really isn't the same storybook wool production scene there any more. Is that really true? The RS guide and others talk about Cotswold wool, but there do not seem to be recommended mills to visit or markets where the real Cotswold wool can be browsed through. Or am I missing it? A quick google search brings up a shop on the periphery of the area, but cannot tell if it's a tourist trap or the real deal.
Does anyone know?
We plan also to visit northern Wales and Scotland on the same trip, and there are some recommended places there. Wool from those places are also touted as quite the thing, and there's a mill to tour in Northern Wales. But if the best wool is Cotswold wool, as they say, I'd like to find the best way to see it, if possible. Thanks for your help.