Books, Maps and DVDs for Planning Your Trip to the Cotswolds
Get good guidebooks and maps to plan your trip before you leave. Read books and watch movies set in England to get in the mood for your trip. These are my recommended books.
About the Cotswolds
The Cotswolds: A Cultural History (Landscapes of the Imagination) by Jane Bingham, 2009
The Most Beautiful Villages of England by James Bentley and Hugh Palmer, 2007
The Most Beautiful Country Towns of England by Hugh Palmer, 2005
The Rough Guide to the Cotswolds (Includes Oxford and Stratford-Upon-Avon), 2011
Rick Steves' Snapshot - The Cotswolds, 2014 (Kindle version only)
Food and Drink Guides
Vegetarian Visitor 2012 - Where to Stay and Eat in Britain, Annemarie Weitzel
See our Walks in the Cotswolds page for a list of walking guides.
Cicerone Guides - Cycling in the Cotswolds, Half- and full-day routes and a 200km tour of the Cotswolds, by Chiz Dakin, 2014
Buildings of the Cotswolds by Denis Moriarty, 2000
Pevsner Architectural Guides Bath by Michael Forsyth, 2004
Other Books about England
Americashire: A Field Guide to a Marriage by Jennifer Richardson, 2012. The memoir of an American woman and her British husband living in a cottage in the Cotswolds.
Watching the English: The Hidden Rules of English Behaviour by Kate Fox, 2005