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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.    

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.

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.

                     

Garden Week at Sudeley Castle

Garden Week at Sudeley Castle - 20 - 26 June.  Sudeley celebrate their beautiful gardens with special garden tours and Pimms on the Lawn with accompanying harp music by resident harpist, Alys Winchcombe.

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A Day Out With 'Thomas'

Over the weekends of 25th/26th June 2016 Thomas the Tank Engine™ and his friends will once again be taking over the Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway! Why not come and join them for a weekend of fun and games?  With so much to see and do it will make your Day Out With Thomas the ideal all day family activity and, once you have bought your travel ticket, entrance to all attractions is free! 

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Charity Barbecue at Cheltenham Racecourse

Young people join forces for charity
Three young women from very different backgrounds have joined forces to raise money for charity - and are inviting you to join them at this event.  Lucinda Thayers - the current Miss Cheltenham - and CCP Youth Ambassadors, Bridie Zulhayir and Indiana Rayfield, will be hosting a barbeque event at Cheltenham Racecourse on Thursday 14th July 2016.

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Advice Morning

Coffee, cake and advice are on us!  Local solicitors from Willans are hosting a coffee morning in Winchcombe to introduce their private client team and legal services to residents over a slice of cake and a cup of coffee.  Everyone is welcome; please join us on 21 July at the Winchcombe Methodist Church on the High Street.  Drop in anytime between 11am and 2pm for coffee and cake and speak to any of our lawyers on a no obligation basis.  If you would like more information please contact Felicity on 01242 542916 or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
 

Country Market & Donkey Derby

Naunton Country Market & Donkey Derby Saturday 25th June.  Exciting Family day out: 10.00am - 6.00pm  Entrance: £1.00 (under 16s free) free parking.  Naunton recreation ground (Sat Nav GL54 3AS)  Over 40 stalls of local produce. Cookery demonstrations.  Teas/Coffees, cakes. Bar-be-que. Bar and refreshments. Tote.  Children’s races 12.00.  Six Donkey races starting at 13.00hrs. Jockey’s final, 17.30hrs.  Terrier Racing, Fun Dog Show. Grand Raffle.  Come and join the fun.

Dumbleton Craft Fayre

Come to Dumbleton Village Craft Fayre - Dumbleton Village Club, Saturday 2 July - 10:00 am to 3:30 pm.
A wide variety of new and returning stallholders selling handmade arts and crafts.  Refreshments available all day!  Chainsaw carving demonstrations throughout the day
£1 entrance fee - under 12s free. Free parking  Stallholders forms and more information available on our website or tel: 01386 881462 Click poster for full details.

St Peter's Summer Fete

St Peter's Summer Fete, 3 July 2016, 12 noon.  The summer Fete is being held in St Peter's Church and churchyard on Sunday afternoon.  We hope that it will be as good if not better than last year's fete, with fun for all the family.  There will be, a pig roast, traditional games, stalls, raffle, bar, teas/coffee, ice cream and cream teas.  If you are able to help, please contact Margaret Bearne, tel: 604593 or speak to Margaret most Sunday's in the church.

GWR Fish & Chips Special

GWR Evening Fish and Chips Specials (The Cheltenham Fryer).  The train departs from Toddington Saturday, 9 July at 7:00pm,  returning at about 9:30pm. A leisurely Saturday evening ride through the Cotswold countryside with a large fish and chip meal delivered to your reserved seats by our train stewards, what more could you ask?  Details

Richard lll at Sudeley Castle

Richard lll at Sudeley Castle - The official 3D-printed replica of Richard III’s skeleton has been loaned to the Sudeley Castle from the University of Leicester.  Join us with Black Knight Historical, 20 - 21 August, as we travel back into the 15th Century with Richard III and his encampment as they settle at Sudeley for another weekend of medieval life on the road.  Families can walk around a medieval living history encampment and watch the costumed craftsmen and women at work, including cookery, jewellery making and illumination of manuscripts.
There will be entertainment by musicians, dancers, knights, a storyteller and more, as well as a special appearance from the great Richard III, who will be present on horseback, ensuring visitors get the full 15th century experience.
Entry is included with General Admission and 12-month passes so come and bring the family for a day of medieval discovery!

Winchcombe Country Show

Winchcombe Country Show - Bank Holiday Monday 29 August 2016

Organisers of the 67th Winchcombe Country Show are promising another bumper show this year. The event takes place on Bank Holiday Monday 29 August at Winchcombe Senior School Playing Fields and brings you the best in country show fun. The annual procession through the pretty Cotswold village will have an Olympic Rio theme this year. The procession which starts at 11.30am from the Abbey Field Centre in Back Lane will feature vintage tractors, fancy dress contestants and the Happenstance Border Morris dancers. The procession will arrive at the show site for 12.00 noon. 

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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.

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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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Tell Us What you Think

Visitor or Resident?  Tell us what you think about Winchcombe; our website, our shops and services.  We'd love to hear your views.  Just Click on our link; like, follow or post!

 

 

 

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

DROP IN SERVICE NOW AVAILABLE IN WINCHCOMBE

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.

 

 

Website

This website is funded and administered by the Winchcombe Business Forum. It is hosted by Cotswold Designs and is generously sponsored by the Gloucestershire Market Towns Forum. 

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