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10 best places outside the U.S. for fall color

By: Josh Lew on Oct. 20, 2015, 12:14 p.m.
A bench basks in fall leaves in the Westonbirt Arboretum

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The Cotswolds, England

People who come to England searching for classic countryside scenes usually head to the Cotswolds. The rolling hills, narrow roads and historic villages in this region of Southern England have a frozen-in-time appeal. The quaintness makes this a great place to catch England's fall colors.

The orange, red and gold foliage adds to the already picturesque scenery. The Cotswolds is famous for its long-distance hiking trails. Popular villages like Cheltenham are great starting points for a walk through the colorful landscapes. You can combine some leaf peeping with a visit to the historic university town of Oxford, which is a sort of gateway to the Cotswolds.