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Welcome to Winchcombe

Take a 'step back' from the hustle bustle of the crowded tourist hot spots, and spend some time in the calm and tranquility of picturesque Winchcombe, set in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.  If you live in or around Winchcombe then keep an eye on our HOME page for local news items and don't forget to check in regularly to see what's on.  If you are planning to visit the Town there's lots of information on WHERE TO STAY, WHERE TO EAT, WHAT TO SEE and WHERE TO SHOP.    

Road Works

Severn Trent Water are making improvements to the town by  renewing the water mains in Winchcombe.  Work will commence in September and be complete by the end of November.  All of Winchcombe's wonderful shops, services, restaurants and pubs will be open as usual during these works.  There  will be FREE parking for everyone at Bull Lane & Back Lane Car Parks during October.  For further information, click here and check out the STW information.


Winchcombe Live

Winchcombe Live, Season 5 -  More cosy nights for Winchcombe Live during the Autumn through to Spring of 2017. 'Tasty' roots, blues and American music; all set to be 'cool' and 'hot'!  See you at the White Hart, High St, Winchcombe on the third Friday of the month, for 'Tasty Musical Morsels'

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Spooky Goings on at Sudeley Castle

Sudeley Castle has lots going on for half term week, with many Halloweek activities for all the family!
Not for the faint-hearted, the ‘Cabinet of the Curious and Strange’ Halloween Magic Shows will be held in one of our dungeons.  ‘Nightshade: Wise Woman of the Woods’ will be storytelling.  Go on a Ghost Tour with one of our Guides and find out more about our spooky residents.  Follow the Spooky Sudeley Trail through the exhibitions and gardens and learn about the more gruesome exhibits and stories of Sudeley’s past.

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Steam & Scream In Winchcombe!!!

'Ghoulish Goings On in Winchcombe'  Saturday 29 October - Halloween 'Steam and Scream' Special. Get ready for Halloween and join the 'Spooky Specials' throughout the day at either Cheltenham Racecourse or Toddington Station. Come dressed for the occasion, and enjoy lots of 'Ghoulish' activities at Winchcombe station or Winchcombe town. There will be a complimentary bus service into the town from Winchcombe Station. 

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Come and 'Walk the Walk'

Did you see the Julia Bradbury programme on ITV, 'Best Walks with a View'?  Come and do it for yourself!   It was part of the Cotswold Way from Winchcombe to Cleeve Hill, via Belas Knap and Postlip Hall.  Everything you need can be obtained from Winchcombe Tourist Information Centre on the High Street; from a really good footpath map showing (amongst others) that very route - all for £2.20.  We have great places to stay and eat and lots more information on places to visit and local walks.  Treat yourself, spend a weekend in beautiful Winchcombe.

Elves Wanted!

Christmas Elves Wanted - Apologies for mentioning the 'C' word, but we need lots of help for the wonderful Christmas Festival in Winchcombe. We have a new coordinator in Angela Teasdale (The Emporium) with the experience and contacts to continue in Jane Royle's successful footsteps. The Festival needs extra helpers to ensure it can continue in the same popular format.  Please contact Angela at Emporium if you can spare some time or email Angela, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.




Winchcombe Christmas Festival

Winter Wonderland Welcomes you in Winchcombe
Winchcombe’s annual Christmas Festival returns on Tuesday 6th December when the picturesque ancient town’s independent shops, galleries and restaurants throw open their doors in a warm festive welcome to all.  The late night Christmas shopping evening is becoming an increasingly popular Cotswold Christmas tradition, with the town beautifully lit up with sparkling Christmas trees giving a truly festive experience for all the family.  The family friendly festive fun takes place between 5 and 8pm, offering an early Christmas treat for families, shoppers and foodies alike.

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Riverside Path

Winchcombe has a new Riverside Path, initiated by Winchcombe Walkers are Welcome group.  The path offers a pleasant riverside stroll which can be enjoyed by walkers of all abilities.  It is ideal for pushchairs, wheelchair users and older and less mobile people and is approximately a 1 mile circular route, just 3 minutes from the town.

A leaflet is available from the Tourist Information Centre as well as a RADAR key which disabled people can use to open the gate  on the path.

Click leaflets for further details.

Winchcombe Library

 Winchcombe Library is more than just books; it offers events, clubs and advice services throughout the year for all ages.  Read further for more details.

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Let Us Entertain You...

Wesley House Restaurant and Wine Bar & Grill, High Street Winchcombe.  A series of events are taking place at The Wesley House Restaurant & the Wine Bar and Grill this year. Check out our calendar and read on for further details.



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The Street Banners

Winchcombe Banners are back! 'The Banner 'Reeve' of Winchcombe has taken out his paint brushes, polished his ladders and with lots of help from his friends, the Banners are up.   Winchcombe looks fabulous and the banners will remain throughout the summer.  Ongoing maintenance is always needed and if you wish to help  keep this fabulous tradition going?  Contact the Banner Team at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   For a description of the Banners, CLICK HERE.


Tourist Information

Tourist Information Centre

01242 602925  Our winter opening hours from November 2015 are Saturday 10-4 and Sunday 10-3.

Please call in and see the full range of books we stock at Winchcombe Tourist Information Centre. You may find a new interest or rediscover the town and the surrounding area through the eyes of local authors.  The latest addition to our collection is a bit more unusual, a series of three novels by Bill Page, all set in the fourth century Roman Cotswolds.

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Citizens Advice Bureau


The Gloucester & District Citizens Advice Bureau are pleased to announce that a drop-in service will be available on the first Monday of each month from 10am to Noon at Abbey Fields Community Centre, Winchcombe, from the 1st September 2014.



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