These 10 Instagram accounts share inspiring content about The Cotswolds, an area of outstanding natural beauty in the heart of England. If you want your Instagram feed to be filled with thatched cottages, charming chocolate box villages and stunning countryside views, then consider giving these accounts a follow.

All images featured on this page (including the reposted images via Instagram) are by me, @explorewithed. 

Arlington Row, Bibury
Arlington Row, Bibury


The Instagram account @the_cotswolds is connected to, the official Destination Management Organisation for marketing the area to visitors. As you’d expect the posts shared by @the_cotswolds are very informative, promoting reputable businesses and places of special interest within the region, so it’s a good place to start if you’re researching for a trip and want up to date information.


Established in 2016 by local photographer and car enthusiast @carladmatt, The Cotswolds Culture account curates content from their community of over 40,000 followers by reposting photos and videos that use their hashtag #cotswolds_culture.

Related: 8 charming places for tea in The Cotswolds


The Cotswolds On Camera is run by a local who primarily shares quaint cottage facades that shows off the natural beauty of the area. Scrolling through their feed provides a wonderful insight of living in The Cotswolds through the seasons – from snowy cottages in the winter, daffodil lined streets in the spring and cottages adorned in wisteria and roses come the summer.


Discover Cotswolds has almost 100,000 followers on their Instagram account and their hashtag #discovercotswolds has been used around 40,000 times. The account is a useful directory for finding creators who share content on The Cotswolds as the account reposts an image typically once a day.

Related: 10 picture postcard places to visit in The Cotswolds

Lower Slaughter
Lower Slaughter


For a window into running a Country Inn in The Cotswolds, The Killingworth is an account run by @cotswoldsclaire who shares photos of the delicious food and luxury rooms inside the 16th century property near Blenheim Palace. The image captions are conversational and topical so there’s a good rapport with followers in the comment section.


Another popular account curating Cotswold content by Instagrammers is Visit The Cotswolds. Over 20,000 posts have used their tag #visitthecotswolds so far.

Related: Visiting Bibury, the quintessential Cotswold village

The Manor House, Castle Combe
The Manor House, Castle Combe


Dreaming of relocating to The Cotswolds? Katy Campbell House Hunter’s account shares inspiring images of stunning properties in the area, everything from quaint cottages to grand country mansions get a mention from the local property buying agent.


The @yourbritain community group has expanded with sub-category accounts focusing on specific locations including The Cotswolds. The reposted content on @your_cotswolds is rich with variety, containing a mix of landscape and wildlife photography alongside the much-loved thatched cottages and country mansions.


What’s it like to run a holiday cottage in The Cotswolds? Bitty Cottage Cotswolds is based in Minchinhampton and the account shares inviting images of their cosy property alongside local gems.


ThatCotswoldLife is run a local resident Chris who documents life in The Cotswolds and their journey of renovating a 300 year old cottage and garden.

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