Rough Guide Staycations The Cotswolds

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Inspirational and informative pocket guide, shining a spotlight on the best of holidaying at home in the UK through clearly laid-out walking and driving itineraries.

Explore the best of Cotswolds with this unique Rough Guide Staycation to Cotswolds, packed full of insider information and stunning images. From making sure you don’t miss out on must-see attractions like Stratford-upon-Avon, Cheltenham and Gloucester to discovering hidden gems, including the stunning National Arboretum in Westonbirt, a picturesque hike along the Cotswold Way, and a typical Cotswold-stone manor house at Snowshill Manor, the easy-to-follow, ready-made walking and driving routes will save you time, help you plan, and enhance your staycation in Cotswolds. This book has been fully updated post-COVID-19 and it comes with a free eBook.

The Rough Guide Staycations to Cotswolds covers: 
Gloucester and the Vale of Berkeley, South Cotswolds, Stroud and the Mill Valleys, Cirencester to the Churn Valley, Cheltenham and the Cotswold Escarpment, Towns and Gardens around the North Cotswolds, around Stow-on-the-Wold and the Coln and Windrush Valleys.

Inside this travel guide you will find:


Provides practical information for every kind of trip to Cotswolds, from discovering local history in Cirencester to getting out in nature in Cotswold Escarpment and finding family-friendly activities in Westonbirt.


Features over 8 detailed easy to follow walking tour itineraries, including South Cotswolds, Stroud and the Mill Valleys.


Carefully curated list of Cotswolds’s unmissable sights and unique attractions for those who want to make the most of their stay.


Uncover plenty of options, whatever the weather throws at you like wandering around Gloucester Cathedral. 


Tips on how to beat the crowds, save time and money and find the best local spots for boating, cycling, walking, horse riding.

Find a curated list of where to stay and what to do, from active pursuits to themed trips.


Learn more about Cotswolds’s rich history with fascinating cultural insights throughout.


From transport to hours of operation, we've got you covered whatever you choose to see and do around Cotswolds including getting there, getting around by public transport, accommodation, detailed food and drink highlights, and sports and activities in the region.


Practical full-colour maps, with clearly numbered sights relating to major points of interest in the main text. Find your way around Stow-on-the-Wold and the Coln and many more locations in Cotswolds without needing to go online.


Free eBook download with every purchase of a printed book  to access all content from your phone or tablet for on-the-road exploration. 

Book Details

ISBN: 9781789197082
Series: Rough Guides Staycations
Publication Date: 6/30/2021
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 117 x 194mm


This title is a part of Rough Guides Staycations

Pocket-sized, practical travel guides to popular UK destinations for staycationers seeking local highlights, history, activities and practical tips, plus helpful listings and area-by-area mapping. Easy-to-follow, ready-made walking and driving routes will save you time, help you plan, and enhance your staycation.

  • Practical travel information including getting there, getting around by public transport, accommodation, detailed food and drink highlights, and sports and activities in the region

  • Destination highlights not to miss at the beginning of each guide

  • Colour-coded chapters focus on walking and driving routes in a highly-readable descriptive style, featuring historical information and tips on what to look out for

  • Recommendations for accommodation, restaurants and leisure activities for all budgets

  • Colour-coded detailed maps with key sights marked up by number

  • Insights on history, culture and green activities throughout

  • Beautiful, inspirational full-colour photography throughout brings the destination to life

  • Printed on paper from responsible sources verified to meet FSC’s strict environmental and social standards

  • Free eBook with each purchased printed guide

Format: 102 x 190mm

Price: £8.99 | $13.99 

Extent: 128 pages


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3.0 out of 5, 7 global ratings

Amazon Customer

Really awful with no walking routes at all!

Reviewed on February 10, 2023
Paperback | Verified

Really poor information. Map not helpful (super zoomed out one at start, and within book no postcodes for driving routes). No walking routes given at all, despite mentioned in description.

Amazon Customer

Local attractions travelling around the Cotswolds

Reviewed on April 08, 2022
Paperback | Verified

A good guide but needs to update. The weavers centre no longer has weavers . Just the museum and wool products for sale.

Amazon Customer

Great little book.

Reviewed on October 27, 2021
Paperback | Verified

Everything you need to know about The Cotswolds. Easy to read, with a great map.
I would recommend buying it, before your trip there.

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