Winchcombe is a Cotswold town with timbered inns, quality shops, centuries-old architecture and stunning countryside offering beautiful walks, and a castle!
The ancient Anglo Saxon town of Winchcombe is situated in a beautiful Cotswold valley mid-way between Broadway and Cheltenham (approx each 15 minutes away by car).
The name Winchcombe means ‘valley with a bend’, and today the town still retains street which curve gracefully along the ‘combe’.
The inns, restaurants, tea rooms, and shops set among Winchcombe’s three main streets are full of the character of times past.
In the early 1600’s the Winchcombe area was know for tobacco growing and was banned in 1619 due to the vested interest of the industry in America and other colonies.
Sudeley Castle with beautiful gardens. Queen Katherine Parr is entombed here.
Cheltenham racecourse at Prestbury Park is a big attraction for National Hunt fans, and the Prescott Hillclimb Course hold motoring events at various times throughout the year.
The ancient abbey at Hailes is a few miles out towards Broadway and the the stone age ‘long barrow’ burial ground at Belas Knap is located on the hill overlooking Corndean a few miles out on the road to Andoversford. A short walk from the road and worth it for the magnificent views.