How guide books used to be...,
This review is from: Slow Cotswolds: Including Bath, Stratford-upon-Avon & Oxford (Bradt Travel Guides (Slow Travel)) (Paperback)
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Surprising amount of in-depth knowledge crammed into details for each area, and even shorter suggestions for interesting places to stay (though of course, try the local tourist information offices if these unavailable or out of budget). The area is broader than most would define, going as far south as Bradford-upon-Avon and Bath, for example.
The maps are hand-drawn and only give a rough outline - best to take an OS map with you for actual travelling. But the two work together - the hand-drawn maps bring out the essentials, the proper maps show the fine detail to allow you work out where you actually are.
The book itself is intended to be "slow" - that is, buses, cycling, walking etc., over and extended period. The size is handy - just right for carrying around and accessing.