Gloucestershire books and mapsHere is a list of books for Gloucestershire that you may find useful.
- Gloucestershire books:Maps
- Gloucestershire books:History & Heritage
- Gloucestershire books:Walking and Tours
- Gloucestershire books:General Interest
Gloucestershire books: Maps
This full-colour street atlas of Gloucestershire gives comprehensive and detailed coverage of the region. The route planner shows all the A and B roads, and can be used when driving to get close to the destination before turning to the relevant large-scale street map.The street maps show every named road, street and lane very clearly, with major roads picked out in colour. The maps are at a scale of 3.5 inches to 1 mile, with less populated areas at a scale of 1.75 inches to 1 mile. The centres of Bristol, Cheltenham and Gloucester are shown at 7 inches to 1 mile.Other information on the maps includes postcode boundaries, car parks, railway and bus stations, post offices, schools, colleges, hospitals, police and fire stations, places of worship, leisure centres, footpaths and bridleways, camping and caravan sites, golf courses, and many other places of interest.The comprehensive index lists street names and postcodes, plus schools, hospitals, railway stations, shopping centres and other such features picked out in red, with other places of interest shown in blue.
Publication: 16 May 2011
If you are on holiday and looking for a simple map containing all the information you need to make the most of your visit, the Tour maps are for you. These easy-to-read maps are packed with essential tourist information, town plans and scenic areas in addition to roads, rail, cycle routes and ground height information.
Publication: 21 July 2009 [Folded Map] [Paperback]
Gloucestershire books: History & Heritage
Gloucestershire is a remarkably varied county. Cut in two by the River Severn, the western part of the county comprises the ancient Forest of Dean, reserved for royal hunting in Saxon times and latterly associated with coal mining. In the north lie Gloucestershire's two biggest settlements, the cathedral city of Gloucester and Georgian Cheltenham with its elegant architecture. In the far north of the county can be found the half-timbered buildings of Tewkesbury. To the east lie the Cotswolds, stretching from Chipping Campden in the north down to the mill town of Stroud and the old Roman city Cirencester, both mid-county. Further south still lie the ancient settlements of Berkeley, Thornbury and Chipping Sodbury. This evocative journey through this gloriously rural county also features the canals that became the spine of the region, as well as the bridges than span its most important waterway, the Severn.
Publication: 13 Jun 2013
Gloucestershire books: Walking and Tours
Walking is one of Britain's favourite leisure activities, and this guide features a variety of mapped walks to suit all abilities. The book features all the practical detail you need, accompanied by fascinating background reading on the history and wildlife of Gloucester shire, as well as other local points of interest. All walks are annotated with places to visit along the way, including tea rooms and pubs, with extra details on their character and the food on offer. Every walk is given a summary of distance, time, gradient, level of difficulty, type of surface and access, landscape, dog friendliness, parking and public toilets.
Publication: 28 Feb 2009 [Paperback]
This title provides 40 circular routes around this popular walking area, each based on a good local pub. It includes routes around the Quantocks, the Mendips, the Severn estuary and the Cotswolds.
Publication: 16 Jun 2005
Gloucestershire books: General Interest
A comprehensive and up-to-date guide to the buildings in one of the best-loved and most beautiful areas of England. Major buildings include great medieval wool churches and grand country houses such as Badminton and Dyrham, besides some remarkable relics of the early Industrial Revoltion and much fine work by the Arts and Crafts Movement. The architecture of such celebrated towns as Cirencester and Chipping Campden is covered in depth, as are the many villages and smaller houses. An expert overview is given in the introduction, which also surveys the rich prehistoric and Roman remains and the subtleties of the famous Cotswold stone. This revised and expanded volume is the latest addition to the famous Pevsner Architectural Guides, the fruit of extensive new research and deep local knowledge. Numerous maps, plans and new photographs, full indexes and a glossary help make this the indispensable guide for any lover of the Cotswolds.
Publication: 1 Jan 1999
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