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4.0 out of 5 stars A "Car-Free" Guide to getting around the Cotswolds.
With more people looking to stay at home for holidays in Britain, rather than submit themselves to the vagaries of ash clouds, over-the-top airport security measures and given the economic downturn - this is a timely guide to a very interesting part of the country to visit.

This area includes some of the best places to go for a long weekend as well as having...
Published on 15 Aug. 2011 by Bruce

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3.0 out of 5 stars An Interesting Introduction to a Beautiful Area
The Cotswolds has been a favoured holiday destination of mine ever since I can remember. I know some areas like the back of my hand having visited them several times a year, others less so. I was therefore very interested to read what Caroline Mills had to share about the area in the Slow Cotswolds guide.

The area covered by the guide is vast, providing an...
Published on 11 Aug. 2011 by Amazon Customer


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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars You won't get lost., 20 Oct. 2011
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Stuart Burns (Liverpool, UK) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Slow Cotswolds: Including Bath, Stratford-upon-Avon & Oxford (Bradt Travel Guides (Slow Travel)) (Paperback)
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Well you won't. The Cotswolds aren't (isn't?) that sort of area as this book ably demonstrates. Bus and train services may at best be described as vague, but as long as you plan ahead and don't rely on just the timetables and the relevant stations and stops you'll easily find yourself in some of the most picturesque and atmospheric parts of the country and "Slow Cotswolds" is the perfect destination guide.
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2 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Must for those visiting the Cotswolds, 25 July 2011
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N. J. Flint (UK) - See all my reviews
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This book is a must for anyone visiting the Cotswolds. All the main attractions are covered, Stow on the Wold, Burford, Chipping Camden, The Slaughters, etc, along with detailed accounts for Oxford, Bath, Startford upon Avon and Cheltenham. But it is the descriptions of the miraiad of smaller and less well known villages and places, not normally discovered during a general tourist visit, that are of great interest and well worth searching for.
There are details on how to travel to and around the Cotswolds, be it by Car, Train, Bicycle or for those on foot it describes some interesting walks. It also details places to visit, to shop or to eat & drink. (Whilst some of these may not be the cheapest in the area, they are certainly some of the best.)
I would recommend that anyone thinking of visiting the Cotswolds for a week, or just a weekend, should read this book and let the authors obvious passion for the area inspire them to take a look at what the Cotswolds has to offer.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Very readable and useable, 1 Sept. 2011
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Philip Chadwick - See all my reviews
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I read this as a newcomer to most of the area and now know much more about the highways and byways of the Cotswolds.
The layout is excellent with maps and line drawings, though I would have preferred the colour photographs to be within the relevant chapters rather than all at the front, this though is a minor quibble.
The layout is also consistent, so if you are looking for a specific topic (accommodation, food, etc..) you know exactly where to turn within the chapters.
I then gave it to my daughter who has lived in Oxford for 3 years and she immediately found half a dozen places she didn't know about.
I also spent many a happy hour online looking up some of the numerous websites listed.
An excellent volume - I shall keep an eye out for others in the series.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Looks very useful, 23 Aug. 2011
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If like me, you like a guidebook to have lots of colour pictures of the places described then you may be slightly disappointed. Apart from some photos of places, people and local customs on the first few pages, there are merely some black and white sketches throughout the book.

I don't know the area well enough to comment on the book's accuracy and how up to date it is but it does look very interesting to read and there is a very useful map on the first two pages giving a 'chapter key' which makes it very easy to find information about a specific area. The book is written in a chatty style and gives lots of little nuggets of information. For example it mentions "The Pudding Club" at Mickleton. I had read about this in a novel previously but didn't realise that it actually existed and was not just a figment of that author's imagination. Useful information is given on places to eat and drink throughout each area as well as accommodation. In addition, information on getting to these places is given, whether by train, bus, cycling or walking.

I think this will be a very useful addition to any Cotswold guide book collection and will certainly be coming with me on my next Cotswolds visit.
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1 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars A little slow..., 9 Jan. 2012
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Amazon Customer "Rich" (Oxford, UK) - See all my reviews
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I live in Oxford and spend a lot of time in the Cotswolds and this was not particularly helpful. My impression was not helped by a couple of bits that were a bit out of date and overall there was nothing here to lift it beyond any other guide book on the area.
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