The 'Four Shires' of the Cotswolds make up an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and this rural region is also packed with cultural treasures: castles and country houses, gardens and estates, Roman ruins and the historic Fosse Way. Author Caroline Mills shares her love of the Cotswolds with an enthusiastic, personal narrative guiding visitors from market towns to elegant abbeys, cheese-rolling competitions to Rollright Stones. This is a colourful guidebook that offers far more than dry practicalities; Mills interviews local craftsmen and characters, and reveals local stories and folklore. She shows the rewards to be had from 'slow' breaks that allow you to get under the skin of the region, and highlights restaurants and cafés that use locally produced ingredients. Enjoy a performance by the Royal Shakespeare Company, find out more about the Cotswold Lion or discover the source of the River Thames.
Caroline Mills is an experienced travel writer who spends much of her time touring and visiting destinations in the UK and mainland Europe. She can often be found, walking boots on, striding or sauntering (depending on the time available) along the footpaths of Britain, looking for an astonishing view or exploring a forgotten village. At other times Caroline is searching out the very best campsites or sampling the delights of a street cafe, in between discovering the vitality of a particular city. That said, while she loves to visit 'other' places, she likes nothing better than to return to the farm where she lives on the fringes of the Cotswolds.
Caroline also contributes to various national magazines on travel, food and gardens.
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