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The Rough Guide to The Cotswolds: Includes Oxford and Stratford-upon-Avon Paperback – 2 May 2011
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Whilst the guide covers the major sights in the area it also provides information on places off the beaten track. There is plenty of information about public transport albeit in many rural areas the options are somewhat limited and a car will be essential for some places/areas. The details of timetables for the area I live in are accurate. There are also plenty of tips for places to stay and eat, the assessment of local pubs & eateries that I have tried being reliable in my view.
By and large this guide isn't as 'sniffy' about the popular places as some RGs although occasionally there is a slightly barbed comment. For example, one rather attractive off the beaten track village that I know is, in a disparaging tone, described as "over-neat". I can only assume the author has some objection to well-kept houses and mowed grass, which is pretty typical of all the villages in the area, particularly those, like the village in question, which are largely conservation areas!Read more ›
The Contents are
P004: Introduction (Where to go, when to go, what to see, etc.)
P020: Basics (travel, accommodation, food & drink, events & activities, & other touristy stuff)
P040: Cheltenham and the south Cotswolds
P076: The central Cotswolds
P108: The north Cotswolds
P134: Stratford-upon-Avon and the Feldon
P152: The Oxfordshire Cotswolds
P182: Banbury and North Oxfordshire
P242: Contexts (articles on history & books.)
Helpful information about what to do in each town. Worth the price. We'll be taking it with us.
What Matthew Teller does really well in this new Rough Guide, is not to dispel these stereotypes as myths - because they're not, entirely - but to place them in their rightful context and then move on. The Cotswolds is an astoundingly pretty corner of the country, it's true, but that fact in itself betrays nothing of its heart and guts. This is an ancient patchwork of proud market towns and dyed-in-the-wool rural communities, working hard to overcome the realities of an economic situation which makes it almost impossible to maintain the agricultural way of life it's relied upon for centuries.
Where this book really succeeds is in bringing to light how this has affected the region, by revealing the reality of the Cotswolds today: a world of ancient or obsolete traditions revived in the spirit of "diversifying" (and because tourists love all that stuff), the localisation of the food chain and a subsequent glut of farmer's markets, and an astonishing gastronomic scene that's sprung up in the wake of all this. Add to this the region's plethora of oddball events and attractions, not to mention its serenity and obscenely beautiful views, and there you have it.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Lots of text to read, lots of information about places to visit. There are some pictures, but perhaps not as many as I would have liked, and there are also some maps, although I... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Katkin
This arrived promptly. This was a present with other items for my son, who will be moving to this area soon. He was very pleasedPublished 3 months ago by Mrs S L Cranwell
SO PLEASED..ARRIVED EARLIER THAN EXPECTED AND IT'S A REALLY GOOD GUIDE...EXCEEDED EXPECTATIONS...PRICE FANTASTIC..SECOND HAND BUT IN FAB CONDITION!Published 5 months ago by Mrs. Jennifer A. Parker
Lovely as expected. Full of informations, what to see, pictures, vivid description of the gardens and more.
It is a wonderful pleasant reading. Read more
This is a well-presented book that fits into a largish pocket. It would have better included postal codes of locations mentioned as well as the use of grid references in order to... Read morePublished 6 months ago by Edward B. Crutchley
Fabulous book, I have a few books on the Cotswolds but this is great full of information. Also arrived very quickly.Published 7 months ago by Amazon Customer