The Weekend Tourist is a blog written by Jess Friend Bartlett. Sometimes we only do touristy things on holiday - 25 days annual leave a year. That’s a shame, as we’ve 104 weekend days for exploring. This blog is all about discovering your local neighbourhood, attractions, historic places, local eateries and independents, which for me is in Oxfordshire, Warwickshire and the wider Cotswolds, UK. And when annual leave adds up, you'll find the occasional far flung adventure.

Afternoon tea at Slaughters Manor House
Feldon Valley Hotel & Golf Club
Date night at The Fleece in Witney
Festive afternoon tea at Fourteas, Stratford upon Avon
Trying out The George Inn in Barford St Michael
Gloucester Quays Victorian Christmas Market
Bakergirl: the bakehouse & coffee spot of the Cotswolds
Afternoon tea at The Manor at Weston on the Green
Trying out the Cotswold Pizza Co Shack