THE ROUGH GUIDE TO THE COTSWOLDS, IncludING Oxford and Stratford-upon-Avon – The Rough Guide to the Cotswolds is your definitive handbook to one of the most beautiful and diverse holiday destinations in the UK. From stately homes and wildlife parks to modern art galleries, country walks and adventure sports, the full-colour section introduces all of the regions' highlights.
For every town and village, there are comprehensive and opinionated reviews of all the best places to eat, drink and stay to suit every budget. It brings the Cotswolds bang up-to-date; out go musty tearooms and chintzy B&Bs and in come the best of the area's new contemporary restaurants, boutique-styled hotels and top-rated country pubs. There's plenty of practical advice and a special focus on the region's gastronomy with features on specialist farmers' markets, local farm shops, gastro-pubs and country restaurants.
The guide also comes complete with easy-to-use maps for every area making sure you don't miss the unmissable. Make the most of your time on Earth with The Rough Guide to the Cotswolds.
VISITOR'S GUIDE TO THE COTSWOLDS – Planning a Visit to the English Cotswolds? Rising to just over 1,000 feet at the highest point on Cleeve Hill, the Cotswolds are spread across a half-dozen West Midland counties, including Gloucestershire, Avon, Wiltshire, Hereford and Worcester and Oxfordshire. For more than 90 miles, from Meon Hill just six miles south of Stratford-Upon-Avon, they stretch westward across the heart of England all the way to the great Roman city Bath. For more than a thousand years these pastoral, rolling hills have been home to more, to farmers and shepherds and… well, to me.
Chipping Campden, Broadway, Stanton, Stanway, Snowshill, Bourton-on-the-Water, Stow-on-the-Wold, Naunton, Northleach, Chedworth, The Slaughters, Buckland, Winchcombe, Burford, Cirencester and Bath are just some of the towns visited in this book; off the beaten path there is also the Duntisbournes villages, the tiny hamlet of Ford, the village of Bibury, and many more.
The historic sites and attractions in the book include: Bellas Knap (an ancient long barrow – burial mound), the Rollright Stones (a prehistoric stone circle you’re not likely to find in any other guide book), the lavender farm at Snowshill, the visually stunning ruins of the Roman Villa at Chedworth, Sudeley Castle (home of Queen Catherine Parr, last wife of Henry VIII), the ruins of Hailes Abbey, Broadway Tower, Wells Cathedral, the Great Tithe Barn at Littleton, the Fleece Inn at Bretforton (one of England’s oldest pubs), the Roman Baths at Bath, Wickhamford where you can visit the tomb of one of George Washington’s relatives, and many more.
THE COTSWOLDS – WALKS, A PATHFINDER GUIDE – The combination of idyllic stone villages and small towns in gentle, rolling countryside make the Cotswolds quintessentially 'English'.
Cotswold stone varies in colour, depending on the area, ranging from light grey through to pale cream, honey and light brown, and this natural variation in the limestone is what helps towns and villages such as Castle Combe, Bourton-on-the-Water, Burford, Arlington, Broadway, Chipping Campden, Snowshill and Stanton, all featured in walks in this guide, blend so attractively into the natural surroundings.
DIZ WHITE / COTSWOLDS MEMOIR – Travel-Humour Book which doubles as a Travel-Tour of the Cotswolds with Travel Guide.
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50 WALKS IN THE COTSWOLDS – Walking is one of Britain's favourite leisure activities, and this fantastic walking guide to the Cotswolds features a variety of mapped walks to suit all abilities.
The book features all the practical detail you need, accompanied by fascinating background reading on the history and wildlife of the area, as well as other local points of interest.
All walks are annotated with local points of interest and places to stop for refreshments and every walk is given a summary of distance, time, gradient, level of difficulty, type of surface and access, landscape, dog friendliness, parking and public toilets.