The Rough Guide to the Cotswolds: Includes Oxford and Stratford-Upon-Avon.
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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, the full-colour section 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. Make the most of your time on Earth with "The Rough Guide to the Cotswolds".
while to the west George Street fights a path through to Gloucester Green, a paved square which hosts open-air markets and the main bus station. St Michael-at-the-Northgate Cornmarket • Daily 10.30am–5pm, Nov–March closes 4pm • Church free; tower �2.50 • www.smng.org.uk Towards the north end of Cornmarket stands St Michael-at-the-Northgate, a church recorded in the Domesday Book, with a late fourteenth-century font where Shakespeare’s godson was baptized in 1606. The church’s Saxon tower,
around Stratford-upon-Avon The Oxfordshire Cotswolds Burford Chipping Norton Woodstock Banbury and north Oxfordshire Banbury Oxford Oxford City Centre Central Oxford < Back to Maps and Small print Publishing information This ebook contains material published in print in June 2015 in the second edition of The Rough Guide to the Cotswolds by Rough Guides Ltd 80 Strand, London WC2R 0RL 11, Community Centre, Panchsheel Park, New Delhi 110017, India A Penguin Random House Company
cotswoldcamping.net. This small, basic farm campsite lies two and a half miles west of Bourton off the A436, an easy stroll to the pub in Cold Aston village – this and other local walks and cycle rides are detailed on its website. Pitches �16 EATING AND DRINKING It feels like almost every other business in Bourton is offering some form of snack fodder – though for decent dining there’s more choice up the road in Lower Slaughter. Bourton’s farmers’ market is held on the fourth Sunday of every
worth visiting for its onsite museum, where you can examine thirteenth-century bosses at close quarters, and for Hailes Church, just across the road, which is older than the abbey and contains beautiful wall paintings dating from around 1300. Its cartoon-like hunting scene was probably a warning to Sabbath-breakers. Hayles Fruit Farm Near Hailes Abbey • Tearoom daily 9am–5pm • 01242 602123, haylesfruitfarm.co.uk Located just past the abbey, Hayles Fruit Farm is famed chiefly for its apples
of the town centre. Closed Nov–March. Pitches �13 EATING AND DRINKING Stratford is accustomed to feeding and watering thousands of visitors: finding refreshment is never difficult. But many places are geared up to serve the day-tripper as rapidly as possible – not a recipe for much gastronomic delight. There is a scattering of notable restaurants, some of which have been catering to theatre-goers for many years. Most restaurants in the centre (Sheep St is lined with them) offer a pre-theatre