• Why the Cotswolds has the X Factor

    While the majority of the X Factor crew picked international destinations as the backdrop of the Judges' Houses segment of the show earlier this month, Nick Grimshaw chose something much closer to home - the Cotswolds. Famous for its rare limestone grassland villages and rolling hills, it's no surprise the rural hotspot is one of England's favourite areas. The Cotswolds is one of England's favourite areas Its stunning landscape has even earned it a regular spot on the small screen - the Cotswolds has served as a back drop in popular dramas such as BBC's Poldark and The Casual Vacancy and BBC