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Here is a list of books for Cheltenham that you may find useful.

If you plan to travel to Cheltenham you may be interested in some guide books and travel books that will help you plan your stay in Cheltenham and to find your way around. Click on any book for more information or to buy.



Cheltenham books: Maps

Cheltenham & Gloucester Street Atlas (A-Z Street Atlas)
Cheltenham & Gloucester Street Atlas (A-Z Street Atlas)

This A-Z map of Cheltenham and Gloucester is a full colour street atlas featuring 51 pages of street mapping which extends to include:

Tewkesbury
Winchcombe
Bishop's Cleeve
Quedgeley
Painswick (inset)
Stonehouse
Stroud
Nailsworth
Cirencester
In addition, there are large scale maps of Cheltenham town centre and Gloucester city centre.

Postcode districts, one-way streets and safety camera locations with their maximum speed are also featured on the mapping.

The index section lists streets, selected flats, walkways and places of interest, place, area and station names, hospitals and hospices covered by this atlas.

Price: £4.12

Publication: 14 Sep 2011

Cheltenham & Gloucester Street Atlas (A-Z Street Atlas)   Cheltenham & Gloucester Street Atlas (A-Z Street Atlas)


Gloucester, Cheltenham and Stroud (OS Explorer Map)
Gloucester, Cheltenham and Stroud (OS Explorer Map)

OS Explorer Map is the Ordnance Survey's most detailed map and is recommended for anyone enjoying outdoor activities like walking, horse riding and off-road cycling. Providing complete GB coverage the series details essential information such as youth hostels, pubs and visitor information as well as rights of way, permissive paths and bridleways.

Price: £5.99

Publication: 13 Oct 2008

Gloucester, Cheltenham and Stroud (OS Explorer Map)   Gloucester, Cheltenham and Stroud (OS Explorer Map)


Philip's Red Books Gloucester, Cheltenham, Cirencester and Stroud (Philip's Local Street Atlases)
Philip's Red Books Gloucester, Cheltenham, Cirencester and Stroud (Philip's Local Street Atlases)

This local street atlas of Gloucester, Cheltenham, Cirencester and Stroud, and their surrounding towns and villages, gives detailed coverage of the area at a scale of 4 inches to 1 mile. It also includes enlarged centre maps for Gloucester (at 8 inches to 1 mile), Cheltenham (at 8 inches to 1 mile) and Stroud (at 9 inches to 1 mile).The maps show hospitals, car parks, post offices, one-way streets, leisure facilities, industrial areas and retail areas, while the index lists street names and postcodes. An area road map enables the user to identify through-routes more easily.Pocket sized, and wire stitched so that it opens out flat, the atlas is ideally suited for both business and leisure use, whether by locals or visitors.

Price: £3.87

Publication: 10 Mar 2008

Philip's Red Books Gloucester, Cheltenham, Cirencester and Stroud (Philip's Local Street Atlases)   Philip's Red Books Gloucester, Cheltenham, Cirencester and Stroud (Philip's Local Street Atlases)


Cheltenham books: History & Heritage

Cheltenham: a History
Cheltenham: a History

CHELTENHAM was a small, isolated market town until the discovery of its mineral waters and the subsequent visit by George III. It already had a long and interesting history, well told in this comprehensive new book, but from that time onwards it has been a town of many contrasts. Its 'retired colonel' image has been persistent, but ignores the town's thriving and growing business and commercial activities over the past two centuries and the vibrant contribution to its life of a younger population

Price: £13.56

Publication: October 15, 2004

Cheltenham: a History   Cheltenham: a History


Cheltenham books: Walking and Tours

Walkers Map Gloucester and Cheltenham
Walkers Map Gloucester and Cheltenham

Covering an area of 50km^2 and with a large scale of 1:25,000, this map has the familiar look and style of OS mapping, with improved coverage of the featured areas. Aimed at outdoor enthusiasts in particular, the level of details ensures nothing gets missed and you won't get lost.

Price: £6.15

Publication: 1 April 2012

Walkers Map Gloucester and Cheltenham   Walkers Map Gloucester and Cheltenham


Cheltenham books: General Interest

Cheltenham and Cirencester, Stow-on-the-Wold (Landranger Maps) (OS Landranger Map)
Cheltenham and Cirencester, Stow-on-the-Wold (Landranger Maps) (OS Landranger Map)

Perfect for day trips and short breaks, the OS Landranger Map series covers Great Britain with 204 detailed maps. Each map provides all the information you need to get to know your local area and includes places of interest, tourist information, picnic areas and camp sites, plus Rights of Way information for England and Wales.

Price: £5.24

Publication: 13 Feb 2006

Cheltenham and Cirencester, Stow-on-the-Wold (Landranger Maps) (OS Landranger Map)   Cheltenham and Cirencester, Stow-on-the-Wold (Landranger Maps) (OS Landranger Map)


Lillywhite's Legacy: A History of the Cheltenham Cricket Festival
Lillywhite's Legacy: A History of the Cheltenham Cricket Festival

This history of the Cheltenham Cricket Festival starts with the arrival at Cheltenham College in 1856 of James Lillywhite. It includes a comprehensive account of all Gloucestershire's first-class matches played in the College ground from 1872-2003 and a statistical appendix.

Price: £13.66

Publication: July 5, 2004

Lillywhite's Legacy: A History of the Cheltenham Cricket Festival   Lillywhite's Legacy: A History of the Cheltenham Cricket Festival


The Cheltenham Festival: A Centenary History
The Cheltenham Festival: A Centenary History

The Cheltenham Festival is nowadays the biggest event in the racing year - in visitor numbers eclipsing Royal Ascot, the Grand National or the Derby. In 2011 it is a hundred years since the 1911 running of the National Hunt Chase marked the birth of the Festival, providing the perfect occasion for Robin Oakley's new history.

This is a work of both history and celebration - telling the story of how three days of jump racing beneath Cleeve Hill in Cheltenham became a vast sporting event attracting an average of 50,000 spectators per day. Before the War it saw legendary horses like Golden Miller; after the War the Irish invasion began - both horses and spectators; in the Sixties, Arkle, the greatest jumps horse of all time duelling with Mill House in the Gold Cup. In recent years there have been Cheltenham favourites like Desert Orchid, winning a gruelling Gold Cup in the mud, Dawn Run, Best Mate (2 Gold Cups), hurdlers like Istabraq and Persian War, and the grey hero One Man.

But also it is a story of the craic and the characters, like the Irishman who won enough on Istabraq to pay off his mortgage, then lost it again on the Champion Chase, and reflected, "Ach, it was only a small house anyway…" This is a book for both the committed Festival-goer, Guinness in hand, and every armchair racing fan.

Price: £12.80

Publication: 24 Mar 2011

The Cheltenham Festival: A Centenary History   The Cheltenham Festival: A Centenary History


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