The Cotswolds extend from near Stratford-upon-Avon in the north to Wotton-under-Edge, near Bath, in the South. The name 'Cotswold' has a cosy ring to it-bringing to mind traditionally English images of cottages, lush green fields and rolling hills. It derives from the Saxon, meaning wooded hollows hidden amid gentle hills, which is still an accurate description today. The Cotswold landscape and its buildings owe everything to the underlying bedrock. Honey-coloured limestone characterises the region's picturesque churches and cottages, including picture-book Bourton-on-the-Water, Upper and Lower Slaughter, Bibury, Burford and Minchinhampton.