Walking the Cotswold Way, You Find Historic Delights

08/01/2016 04:38 pm ET Updated Aug 02, 2017

We're making a new TV show about England's charming Cotswold villages, and that gave me a few moments in the Stanton village church. Stanton is one of those once-upon-a-time-wealthy little towns that owed it all to sheep's wool. After all, in the 12th century, they said, "In Europe, the best wool is English. And in England, the best wool is Cotswold." This church offers a fun opportunity for a tour guide to demonstrate how, when you know where to look, there's plenty of history hiding out.

This is Day 71 of my 100 Days in Europe series. As I research my guidebooks and make new TV shows, I'm reporting on my experiences and lessons learned in Vienna, the Alps, the Low Countries, England, and beyond. Find more on my travel blog.