Heritage and Design
The heritage of the District is world famous - from the rolling hills of the Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and the autumn colours of Westonbirt Arboretum to the grandeur of Lodge Park and the simplicity of Arlington Row in Bibury. This heritage encompasses both the natural and built environments.
- 70% of the District lies within the Cotswolds AONB
- Approximately 7% of the District lies within the Cotswold Water Park
- The District has over 120 Sites of Special Scientific Interest and over 260 Key Wildlife Sites.
- There are 144 Conservation Areas in the District
- There are over 6,500 listed buildings in the District.
About the Heritage and Design Service
The Heritage and Design Service of the Council plays an important role in protecting, enhancing and promoting many aspects of our environment and heritage. Our main areas of work are: