Antiquing the 'Wolds -- If ever there were an English fantasy, it's to drive the country back roads of the Cotswolds, stay in a manor house hotel, and spend your days browsing the antiques shops, densely packed into these old market towns.
The Cotswold Art and Antique Dealers' Association (CADA) publishes a free brochure of members and will happily guide you toward shippers and even hotels. Established in the mid-1970s, and with about 45 active dealers scattered throughout the region, it offers valuable help in organizing your antiques-buying assault on a region known for its decorative treasures. Write to the Secretary, CADA, Broadwell House, Sheep Street, Stow-on-the-Wold, Gloucestershire GL54 1JS, England (tel. 07789/968319; www.cotswolds-antiques-art.com).
Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.