Cotswolds, Winchcombe

Winchcombe

Winchcombe

This small Cotswold town lies cradled in the Isbourne Valley. It was an ancient Saxon burh (small holding) and famous medieval centre visited from far and wide for the market, horse fair and monastery which was destroyed in the C16.

You can still walk the narrow streets beside the C16 and C18 cottages, but do look up and admire the many fine gables above the shop fronts. There’s a local saying: Were you born in Winchcombe? which is directed at those of us who leave doors open. It can be a wee bit draftey.

“Special Places" to Visit:  

Belas Knap Long Barrow
Folk & Police Museum
Hailes Abbey
Parish Church of St Peter
Sudeley Castle
Winchcombe Pottery