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Winchcombe is a picturesque Anglo Saxon town, set in the beautiful Cotswolds.

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Sudeley Castle

The name Winchcombe means valley with a bend, hinting to its streets which curve around the combe. Old tea rooms and shops occupy the historic buildings lining the streets, bursting with character.

In the early 1600’s, Winchcombe was known for tobacco growing. The town has a unique history to explore. Roam the grounds of one of the area’s most magnificent heritage sites, Sudeley Castle. Romantic ruins, award-winning gardens and one thousand years of history make the castle a must-see on your visit to Winchcombe. If you’re visiting in June, be sure to stop by the castle for the annual Rose Week. Enjoy the 5-mile walking route from the castle through the Sudeley Valley.

Another fascinating piece of history is Belas Knap Long Barrow. This Neolithic long barrow dates back to 3800 BC and is free to visitors. Hailes Abbey is another stunning site. Built in the 13th century by the Duke of Cornwall, these romantic ruins are surrounded by Cotswold countryside.

Wincombe countryside

Winchcombe is renowned for its music and arts scene. Head to the annual Winchcombe Festival of Music and Arts to discover local sculptors, artists and poets. In the town centre, independent shops and galleries showcase the best of Winchcombe, including delicious local fare. So take your time and browse through the quaint old streets. Stop for a traditional cream tea at Lady Jane’s Tearoom if you need a break.

Avid walkers will enjoy Winchcombe’s prime location in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, while foodies will be in heaven among the many traditional pubs and eateries available. The Lion Inn is revered among locals and visitors. For lunch, try the homemade Bresaola beef with horseradish, yoghurt and parmesan or deep fried squid with chilli and coriander. Or, for a decadent evening meal, tuck into pan-fried duck with sticky glazed chicken wings, chateau potatoes, black truffle scented broad beans and honey roast parsnips. For a traditional Cotswold dining experience, try The White Hart Inn. From braised ox cheek with horseradish mash and silver skin onions, to Cotswold Barnsley chop with rosemary skewered kidneys and bubble and squeak, indulge in some fine local produce.

“Winchcombe is a picturesque Anglo Saxon town, set in the beautiful Cotswolds.”

Just 20 minutes from Winchcombe, discover the beautiful spa town of Cheltenham. If you’d like to indulge in a spot of retail therapy, this is the place to be. Browse Cheltenham’s magnificent boutiques, all the while surrounded by its stunning architecture. Winchcombe is also just 25 minutes from Tewskesbury and 40 minutes from Gloucester.

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While you’re there

The Lion Inn

Sample a range of delicious meals from try the homemade Bresaola beef with horseradish, yoghurt and parmesan or deep fried squid with chilli and coriander.

Sudeley Castle

Roam the grounds of one of the area’s most magnificent heritage sites

Hailes Abbey

Built in the 13th century by the Duke of Cornwall, these romantic ruins are surrounded by Cotswold countryside.

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