Stow-on-the-Wold has inspired several interesting books that can help you plan your trip or learn about the area before you plan your trip or begin your actual travels.

If you’re interested in a walking tour of Stow-on-the-Wold, pick up a copy of “Walks Around Stow-on-the-Wold” by Mark Richards. This book offers a written guided tour of a walking tour around Stow-on-the-Wold and neighboring villages.

“Stow-on-the-Wold, 1646: Campaign, Commanders and Battle” by Ron Field offers the history buff a look at Stow-on-the-Wold’s important role in the Civil War and the various surrounding battlefields.

“Rick Steves’ London” offers some day trip opportunities, including a day trip to the Cotwsolds area, and Stow-on-the-Wold; “Frommer’s Best Day Trips from London: 25 Great Escapes by Train, Bus or Car” also offers suggestions for a quick side trip to the bucolic area.

To get a real feel for the area, its issues and people, read the local paper online before heading to Stow-on-the-Wold. The Cotswold News offers local news headlines on its home pages, and fleshes the news out with local events, sports news, weather and suggestions for leisure activities.