Batsford's Walking Guides: The Cotswolds

20 country walks for all the family

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Author: Jilly MacLeod

Publisher: Pavilion Books

ISBN: 1849941173

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 300

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Batsford's Walking Guides is an exciting new gift series of walking books, aimed at the weekend, family walker. These small-format,portable, hardback books have an attractive retro feel, with nostalgic line drawings and hand-drawn maps. Each of the 20 walks have been carefully selected to appeal to family walkers, most are circular and none are too strenuous. Each walk contains the following: Clear, easy-to-follow route directionsDetailed hand-drawn mapsRefreshments and pubsParking informationOS map references In addition, each walk contains information on wildlife, or other special attractions to watch out for while walking. The ideal gift for anyone wanting to explore the countryside within easy reach of London.

The Rough Guide to Cotswolds, Stratford-upon-Avon and Oxford

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Author: Matthew Teller,Rough Guides

Publisher: Apa Publications (UK) Limited

ISBN: 1789194792

Category: Travel

Page: 264

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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

The Rough Guide to the Cotswolds

Includes Oxford and Stratford-upon-Avon

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Author: Rough Guides

Publisher: Rough Guides UK

ISBN: 024123624X

Category: Travel

Page: 264

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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.

The Rough Guide to the Cotswolds

Includes Oxford and Stratford-upon-Avon

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Author: Matthew Teller

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0241242398

Category: Travel

Page: 272

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Make the most of your time on Earth with The Rough Guide to the Cotswolds. Completely revamped for the second edition, The Rough Guide to the Cotswolds brings the Cotswolds up to date like no other guidebook does. Illustrated in color throughout, it reviews the best places to eat, drink, and stay, and explains how to get around by public transport. Food is a special focus: take in the best of the region's gastronomy with features on specialist farmers' markets and local farm shops, then sample fine dining for all budgets at rural gastropubs and new contemporary restaurants. Discover the best of the area's boutique-styled hotels and top-rated country pubs. In each chapter, highlights point to the author's favorites, while there are lively, entertaining accounts of attractions from stately homes and wildlife parks to modern art galleries and country walks. The introduction features what not to miss and itineraries that make the most of the region. This essential guide is aimed at all budgets, with easy-to-use maps that make sure you don't miss the unmissable.

Batsford's Walking Guides: Thames Valley

20 country walks for all the family

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Author: Jilly MacLeod

Publisher: Pavilion Books

ISBN: 1849941165

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 300

View: 8779

An exciting new gift series of walking guides, aimed at the weekend, family walker. These small-format, portable hardback books have an attractive retro feel, with nostalgic line drawings and hand-drawn maps. Each of the 20 walks have been carefully selected to appeal to family walkers, most are circular and none are too strenuous. Each walk contains the following: Clear, easy-to-follow route directionsDetailed hand-drawn mapsRefreshments and pubsParking informationOS map references In addition, each walk contains information on wildlife, or other special attractions to watch out for while walking. The ideal gift for anyone wanting to explore the countryside within easy reach of London.

The Britain Guide 2001

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Author: Automobile Association

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Great Britain

Page: 432

View: 5526

Discover Britain's heritage with over 2,000 places to visit. This work is a lively reference to the very best of our rich and varied heritage in England, Scotland, Wales, Ireland, Channel Islands and Isle of Man. It contains a wide range of places of interest including castles, stately homes and gardens, as well as galleries, museums and even theme parks and zoos.

The Countryman

A Quarterly Non-party Review and Miscellany of Rural Life and Work for the English-speaking World

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Author: John William Robertson Scott

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Agriculture

Page: N.A

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Walking and Exploring the Battlefields of Britain

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Author: John Kinross

Publisher: Hunter Pub Incorporated

ISBN: 9781556501562

Category: Battlefields

Page: 192

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Each chapter in this guidebook includes a general description, a reference map, a short history section, important data, and the walks and hikes to be found there. The maps are intended to be used as a general guide only, showing the approximate locations of the walks and trails. Detailed trail maps are unnecessary as the islands are small and most of the hikes are short. Antigua has many things going for it. The weather is absolutely perfect and the people are truly warm and friendly. Other islands may boast of having 365 beaches, but Antigua really does offer enough little bays, coves, and inlets that you could visit a different one every day of the year. So, if you dream of spending days strolling on palm-lined beaches, riding the waves on a sailboard, snorkeling in small, hidden coral coves, dancing the night away to pop music, and exploring the well-lit wilderness of a gambling casino, Antigua may just be the place. In 1632, 139 years after Columbus sailed by and named the island after Santa Maria la Antigua of Seville, the first British settlers arrived from St. Kitts. Unlike many early colonists on surrounding islands, Antiguans did not have to endure centuries of conquest and reconquest by various European powers. Only once, in 1666, was the island dominated by France. However, this French rule was ended within three months by the Treaty of Breda. The island may not have had a turbulent history of its own, but it housed a major British naval base. Admirals Rodney and Hood, and later Admiral Nelson, commanded heavily armed fleets based on Antigua. These patrolled the Caribbean, protecting English merchant ships and Great Britain's interests in the New World.The abolition of slavery brought decline to the sugar industry and the island became less important to England. Until the 1960s it remained a relatively quiet and unnoticed island. In 1967, Antigua attained associated state status in the British Commonwealth and, in 1981, was granted full independence. In the last 20 to 30 years, the sleepy island has awakened to the lure of the tourist trade and now draws tens of thousands more visitors than the neighboring islands of Montserrat, St. Kitts, or Nevis. It has also developed into the gateway of the Lesser Antilles. Many international airlines now use Antigua's airport as a transfer point to other islands. The best point to start an exploration is at the pier in St. John's. Directly across the pier is the Westerby Memorial, erected in 1888 to honor the work of Moravian Bishop, George Westerby. Walk along High Street to the Post Office, where you can buy the highly prized and colorful postage stamps of Antigua. Turn left on Thames Street and immediately come to the Tourist Office - the best place to learn more about the island. Follow Long Street to Market Street, where you'll turn left and stop to visit the excellent displays in the Museum of Antigua and Barbuda. This treasury of Antiguan memorabilia is housed in the old Court House. It was constructed in 1750 and is the oldest building in St. John's. One more block will bring you to Newgate Street and the Police Station, built in 1788 and surrounded by a unique style of fence. Continue right on Newgate Street to the most famous spot of the city, St. John's Cathedral. This impressive structure has a turbulent history. The original building was erected in the late 1600s, but deteriorated to the point that it was replaced in the early 18th century. The stone church then stood for 100 years before it was destroyed by an earthquake in 1843. Having learned from past mistakes, the builders of the present-day cathedral treated interior walls with pitch pine to add stability in the event of further tremors. This is just the beginning. Fourteen major walks on the island are described in detail, along with a wide variety of walks on hotel and resort grounds, plus the general information you need about getting to the island and finding what you need.