Rural scene captures rustic charm of Cotswolds!

Release date: 9 August 2016

A charming scene in a romantic village is the winner of the 2016 Cotswolds photographic competition.

The image was taken by local resident Andy Hill when he was taking photographs of old buildings in the village of Coln St Aldwyns.

Speaking at a presentation ceremony at the Cotswold House Hotel and Spa, kindly hosted by manager Craig Webb, Mr Hill, said, “I spent some time looking for the right image and was captivated by an old Cotswold stone building which had two doorways on top of each other – an upstairs and downstairs arrangement - framed by a rosebush.  I was delighted with the end result and I am now thrilled to be the competition winner.”  

The photograph was picked from more than 400 images entered into the competition, run by the Cotswolds Tourism team. It will be used to help publicise the local area as a tourist destination.

Cllr Chris Hancock, Cabinet Member with responsibility for tourism at Cotswold District Council, said:

“Running a photo competition is a great way to find outstanding images that truly capture the beauty of the local area.  I would like to thank everyone who contributed so many excellent images – many will now be used to support the tourism industry across the Cotswolds.”

Mr Hill received a high quality reproduction of his entry mounted onto a 30 x 20 inch art canvas and ready to hang on the wall (courtesy of Blueprint Imaging), a 30 minute spa treatment, two hours use of the spa facilities and a £15 voucher to use in restaurant at Cotswold House Hotel & Spa and a family pass to Adam Henson's Cotswold Farm Park

Mr Hill’s photograph will appear in marketing publications, including the 2017 Cotswolds Visitor Guide and on the website



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