"A glance at the maps contained in this book will soon reveal that the area covered extends well beyond the classic Cotswolds, but it never strays far from true limestone country with its typically lovely stone towns and villages.
Featured within the guide are quirky events such as the Cheese-Rolling competition and Tetbury's Woolsack Races; numerous and distinguished breweries and micro-breweries, including the famous Hook Norton Brewery, Bath Ales, Uley Brewery and ...
Author: Caroline Mills
Publisher: Bradt Travel Guides
In this new, thoroughly updated edition of Bradt's The Cotswolds (Slow Travel series), resident expert author Caroline Mills shares more of her favourite places in a region that remains as popular as ever. The area covered includes: the Cotswold AONB, the Cotswold escarpment, hills and valleys, the Wiltshire Cotswolds and the area known as the Four Shires, along with the lesser-known 'hidden' fringes of the Cotswolds. Also included are the three Cotswold 'gateways': Stratford-upon-Avon, Bath and Oxford. Caroline Mills has lived and worked in the region for over 40 years and writes in an entertaining and engaging first-person narrative combined with authoritative information. Organised in such a way to encourage you to slow down and make it easier to discover smaller areas in greater depth, the guide includes features such as interviews with locals who bring character to the region, activities to try with children, personally selected places to eat, drink and stay, coverage of the Arts & Crafts movement, and plenty of options for car-free travel: walking, cycling, river boats and local buses and trains. Cotswold Farm Park, home of Countryfile presenter Adam Henson, is also included. Featured within the guide are quirky events such as the Cheese-Rolling competition and Tetbury's Woolsack Races; numerous and distinguished breweries and micro-breweries, including the famous Hook Norton Brewery, Bath Ales, Uley Brewery and Stroud Brewery; Oxford University, the world's oldest, and the source of England's longest river, the Thames. The Cotswolds' rich and diverse man-made heritage includes many famous castles and country houses: Blenheim Palace, Sudeley Castle, Chavenage and Kelmscott; well-known abbeys such as Prinknash, Hailes; and gardens and estates including Painswick Rococo Garden, Westonbirt Arboretum and Highgrove. Roman history is covered, too, notably in Bath and Cirencester, together with the Fosse Way, one of the most important Roman roads in the country. The Cotswolds continues to endear itself to anyone who visits - its harmonious combination of quintessentially English villages, charming provincial market towns, interesting and appealing countryside and a wealth of local food-and-drink producers makes it an all-year-round destination, whether for a day trip, a quiet weekend away or a multi-week holiday. The region offers an incredible array of accommodation from unique country-house hotels to delightful farmhouse B&Bs on working farms, luxurious self-catering cottages to glamping and camping in secluded countryside. Visitors that have a particular passion or interest for gardens, the Arts & Crafts Movement, historic buildings, walking, horseriding or rural pursuits are well provided for within the Cotswolds.
- Itineraries - carefully planned routes to help you organize your trip. - Detailed coverage - this travel guide has in-depth practical advice for every step of the way.
Author: Matthew Teller
Publisher: Apa Publications (UK) Limited
Discover this exquisite region of England with the most incisive and entertaining guidebook on the market. Whether you plan to hike the Cotswolds' trails, marvel at beautiful stately homes and gardens or explore the local gastronomic scene, The Rough Guide to the Cotswolds, Stratford-upon-Avon and Oxford will show you the ideal places to sleep, eat, drink, shop and visit along the way. - Independent, trusted reviews written with Rough Guides' trademark blend of humour, honesty and insight, to help you get the most out of your visit, with options to suit every budget. - Full-colour chapter maps throughout- to explore Oxford's honey-coloured college buildings or discover the Shakespearean sights of Stratford-upon-Avon without needing to get online. - Stunning images - a rich collection of inspiring colour photography. Things not to miss - Rough Guides' rundown of the best sights and experiences in the Cotswolds, Stratford-upon-Avon and Oxford. - Itineraries - carefully planned routes to help you organize your trip. - Detailed coverage - this travel guide has in-depth practical advice for every step of the way. Areas covered include: Cheltenham; Gloucester; Stroud; Cirencester; Chipping Campden; Broadway; the Vale of Evesham; Stratford-upon-Avon; Burford; Banbury; Oxford. Attractions include: Blenheim Palace; Gloucester Cathedral; Kelmscott Manor; Westonbirt Arboretum; Cotswold Farm Park; Rollright Stones; Sudeley Castle; Compton Verney. - Basics - essential pre-departure practical information including getting there, local transport, accommodation, food and drink, festivals and events, sports and outdoor activities, shopping and more. - Background information - a Contexts chapter devoted to history and recommended books. Make the Most of Your Time on Earth with The Rough Guide to the Cotswolds, Stratford-upon-Avon and Oxford
28 circular, graded walks all tried and tested by seasoned walkers. The routes range from extended strolls to exhilarating hikes, so there is something for everyone.
Author: John Brooks
Category: Cotswold Hills (England)
Pathfinder® Cotswolds covering parts of the Snowshill, Buckholt Wood and Burford. This selection offers interest, regional variety and balance of routes in the Cotswolds providing the best walks in the area. From an easy stroll through Castle Combe to the much more challenging walks on Bredon Hill this volume contains something for everyone. Covering walks through the whole of the Cotswolds both popular and little know scenic routes including Stanway, Bourton-on-the-Water and Blenheim Park. -See walk locations by Looking Inside Inside: -28 great Cotswold walks from 2 to 10 miles -Clear, large scale Ordnance Survey route maps -GPS reference for all Cotswold waypoints -Where to park, good pubs and places of interest en route -All routes have been fully researched and written by expert outdoor writers -Beautiful photography of scenes from the walks Pathfinder® Guides are Britain’s best loved walking guides. Made with durable covers, they are the perfect companion for countryside walks throughout Britain. Each title features circular walks with easy-to-follow route descriptions, large-scale Ordnance Survey route maps and GPS waypoints. With over 70 titles in the series, they offer essential information for walkers throughout the country.
This handsomely produced guide explores the area in a series of tours drawn from the main visitor centers, seeking out the prettiest villages, the history and the legends, and identifying all the sites open to the public.
Author: Richard Sale
Publisher: Crowood Press (UK)
The Cotswolds is an area of outstanding natural beauty, with some of the most charming and historically significant towns and villages in England. This handsomely produced guide explores the area in a series of tours drawn from the main visitor centers, seeking out the prettiest villages, the history and the legends, and identifying all the sites open to the public. There is essential visitor's information on houses, parks and gardens, museums and galleries, craft centers, and farms. Easily slipped into a pocket, this handy guide is abundantly illustrated with crisp color photos and maps.
Features of this travel guide to USA: the Rockies: - Detailed regional coverage: provides practical information for every kind of trip, from off-the-beaten-track adventures to chilled-out breaks in popular tourist areas - Honest and ...
Features of this travel guide to the Cotswolds: - Eight walks and tours: detailed itineraries feature all the best places to visit, including where to eat along the way - Local highlights: discover the area's top sights and unique ...
Author: Rough Guides
Publisher: Apa Publications (UK) Limited
Rough Guides Staycations Cotswolds Make the most of your time on Earth with the ultimate travel guides. Inspirational and informative new pocket guide, making the most of holidaying at home in the UK through clearly laid-out walks and tours. Explore the best of the Cotswolds with this unique travel guide, packed full of insider information and stunning images. From making sure you don't miss out on must-see, top attractions like Stratford-upon-Avon, Cheltenham and Gloucester to discovering cultural gems including the stunning National Arboretum in Westonbirt, a picturesque hike along the Cotswold Way, and a typical Cotswold-stone manor house at Snowshill Manor, the easy-to-follow, ready-made walking and driving routes will save you time, and help you plan and enhance your staycation in the Cotswolds. Features of this travel guide to the Cotswolds: - Eight walks and tours: detailed itineraries feature all the best places to visit, including where to eat along the way - Local highlights: discover the area's top sights and unique attractions, and be inspired by stunning imagery - Time-saving itineraries: carefully planned routes will help inspire and inform your on-the-road experiences - Historical and cultural insights: learn more about the Cotswolds' rich history with fascinating cultural insights throughout - Insider recommendations: where to stay and what to do, from active pursuits to themed trips - Rainy day recommendations: uncover plenty of options, whatever the weather throws at you - Practical full-colour maps: with every major sight and listing highlighted, the full-colour maps make on-the-ground navigation easy - Key tips and essential information: from transport to hours of operation, we've got you covered - New for 2021: the latest guidance to all the places you should discover in the Cotswolds - Covers: Gloucester and the Vale of Berkeley, South Cotswolds, Stroud and the Mill Valleys, Cheltenham and the Cotswold Escarpment, Towns and Gardens around the North Cotswolds, Around Stow-on-the-Wold and the Coln and Windrush Valleys Looking for a comprehensive guide to England? Check out Rough Guides England for a detailed and entertaining look at all the country has to offer. About Rough Guides: Rough Guides have been inspiring travellers for over 35 years, with over 30 million copies sold. Synonymous with practical travel tips, quality writing and a trustworthy 'tell it like it is' ethos, the Rough Guides list includes more than 260 travel guides to 120+ destinations, gift-books and phrasebooks.
Includes Oxford and Stratford-upon-Avon Rough Guides ... The official National Trail guide for the Cotswold Way, complete with Ordnance Survey mapping.
Author: Rough Guides
Publisher: Rough Guides UK
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, there is a section that 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.
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Author: Matthew Teller
Publisher: Rough Guides UK
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, there is a section that 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. Originally published in print in 2011. Make the most of your time on Earth with The Rough Guide to the Cotswolds. Now available in epub format.
Guidebook to walking the Cotswold Way National Trail.
Author: Kev Reynolds
In this up-to-date guide to the National Trail, the route is described in both directions, giving the walker a choice of start and end locations. The third edition of this guide to the 102 mile route (recently designated a National Trail) between Chipping Campden and Bath. The route meanders through the Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, one of the best-loved regions of lowland Britain. The path follows the Cotwolds down their western edge with dramatic views across the Severn Vale towards the Welsh hills. Beginning in handsome Chipping Campden, the route plunges down the scarp slope to visit the honey-coloured villages and old market towns for which the district is justly famed, and ends in the World Heritage City of Bath. This new edition takes account of recent improvements made to the route, and is the perfect companion to a memorable long walk..
Lonely Planet's Pocket Oxford & the Cotswolds is your most up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you.
Author: Lonely Planet
Publisher: Lonely Planet
Lonely Planet's Pocket Oxford & the Cotswolds is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Wander the honey-toned streets of Oxford, follow in the footsteps of Betjeman and Wilde on a tour of Magdalen College and explore picture-perfect Cotswold villages - all with your trusted travel companion.
Guidebook describing 30 circular walks in the Cotswolds AONB of southern England.
Author: Damian Hall
Guidebook describing 30 circular walks in the Cotswolds AONB of southern England. The graded routes are 4-12 miles long, visiting hill forts, long barrows and stone circles, picturesque villages and parts of the Cotswold Way National Trail as circular walks. Includes information about history, geology and wildlife encountered along the routes.
This book is dedicated to the memory of a great Cotswold artist 'Peter Reardon' Many people will remember seeing Peter's work not only in many Cotswold books, but also as regular features in local newspapers.
Author: Peter Reardon
An A - Z illustrated guide to what you can see in the Cotswolds, with word and pen the Author describes this wonderful part of England. From the strange sounding Cotswold towns and villages such as Acton Turville and Wyck Rissington with this guide you will be shown sides of the Cotswolds that the average visitor often misses, the text is brought to life with well over 100 pen and ink sketches of Gargoyles and Hobbit like church entrances, Public monuments to medieval punishment tools, Castles to Magic stones, a life time of local knowledge has gone into this book. This book is dedicated to the memory of a great Cotswold artist 'Peter Reardon' Many people will remember seeing Peter's work not only in many Cotswold books, but also as regular features in local newspapers. The poem on the back cover The Cotswolds' is a special creation for us by Cotswold poet and family friend Alfred King This book is not only a great guide to the Cotswolds, but a real product of this wonderful part of England, as it has been written, illustrated, designed, printed and published all within the Cotswold area. The Cotswolds The beauty of the Cotswolds is not new. It is not something that has just come about recently. It is, you might even say, as old as the hills themselves. To the visitor from other parts, it has a unique splendor all it's own. To those fortunate enough to live here, it is seen in a different way. Through the ages this beauty has been captured by the artist's brush, the pen of the writer and in more recent times, the camera lens of the photographer. There are many fine paintings in existence of the great country houses in wonderful settings, and much has been written of the towns and villages of the Cotswolds. But it is not only beauty to be found in these hills, they are rich in history also. The Romans came, stayed a while and then left. They were about the first to leave us monuments of their advanced way of life that we can understand today. Then came the Saxons, the Danes and the Normans. Each left something by which to remember them. In more recent times great houses have been built and are there for all to see, each giving something to history and in particular, the Cotswolds. Some of these features have been included in this book, so that you can be acquainted in words and pictures, with but a few of the details that make up the wonderful story of these hills. The Cotswolds intriguing, majestic, even cruel in its own way. There is a bigness that is breathtaking, especially during the summer, a loneliness that can be frightening during the winter, but always a grandeur, as powerful as an exciting tale that not one little bit must be missed. Perhaps early man found the excitement of these hills a good reason for settling in them. They offered a natural fortification in many instances for settlements, often with views over the valley of the Severn, where animals could be hunted and fish caught in the river. There were also numerous small rivers which offered fish, water and game. It is hoped that your visit to the Cotswolds will be most enjoyable, and if, with the help of these pages, more memorable, then the object of this publication will have been achieved.
SERIES COPY: Fully revised and updated for 2011, these gorgeous guides include color regional mapping, detailed walks, and cycle maps for every not-to-be-missed destination across England, Scotland, and Wales Explore Britain with the AA's ...
Author: Christopher Knowles
Publisher: Aa Pub
TRAVEL & HOLIDAY GUIDES. This fantastic activity guide from the AA tells you the best places to visit in the Cotswolds and includes mapped walks, cycle rides and car tours. Inside you'll find easy-to-use and modern layouts with colour photographs to inspire you and area maps which show the area in detail. The guide contains 10 walks, 3 cycle rides and 2 car tours, each illustrated with a colour map. Each chapter tells you the best places to visit and listings pages give reviews of pubs and tea shops plus information on where to shop, local specialities, activities, and local events and festivals.
With a wealth of historic interest, from Neolithic burial mounds to Roman villas and country houses, this is genuinely a walk through the heart of England.
Author: Anthony Burton
Publisher: Aurum Press Limited
Following the limestone escarpment on the Western edge of the Cotswolds, the 102 miles of the Cotswold Way take the walker through a quintessentially English landscape as varied as it is beautiful. Starting and finishing among the golden Cotswold stone of Chipping Camden and Bath, and affording stunning prospects of the Malvern Hills, the Forest of Dean and even the Black Mountains in Wales, it winds through rolling farmland, magnificent beech woodlands, and up over the austerely beautiful Cleeve Hill with its panoramic views out over Cheltenham and far beyond. With a wealth of historic interest, from Neolithic burial mounds to Roman villas and country houses, this is genuinely a walk through the heart of England.
The beautiful Cotswolds, with its rolling hills and pretty little villages, is perfect walking country. Explore this region with these 20 walks, all of which are 5 miles or under in length and can easily be completed in less than 3 hours.
Author: Collins Maps
Category: Cotswold Hills (England)
The beautiful Cotswolds, with its rolling hills and pretty little villages, is perfect walking country. Explore this region with these 20 walks, all of which are 5 miles or under in length and can easily be completed in less than 3 hours. This guide, produced in co-operation with the Ramblers and featuring Ordnance Survey mapping, is the perfect way to really appreciate the gentle beauty of the Cotswolds. INCLUDES: âe¢ 20 easy to follow walks which can be completed in 3 hours and under. âe¢ Each walk has a detailed 1:25 000 Ordnance Survey map with the route clearly marked and a detailed description of the route. âe¢ The walks have been chosen with issues like parking and refreshments in mind to make life easy for families. âe¢ Packed with colour photographs of scenes you will see along the walk. The perfect guide for afternoon walks near to Cheltenham, Gloucester, Cirencester and Bristol.