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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.    

Winchcombe Library - Holiday Events

SUMMER HOLIDAYS - Lots of events at Winchcombe Library to keep the children amused during the LONG summer holidays.  From story time, to craft sessions and magic shows, along with the libraries regualr items.  Click the image and check out the events schedule.  For further information on the regular Library programme, read on.

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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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Afternoon Tea Dance

Gentlemen Needed!  Organisers of a popular Tea Dance are inviting gentlemen with a spring in their step to waltz down to Winchcombe where light-footed ladies are waiting!  The next Tea Dance on Wednesday 31st August, 2-4pm at Abbyfields Community Centre, Back Lane, will be third of the new Winchcombe Tea Dances that were launched in May, and although there are already some very nimble gents hot-footing it around the dance floor, organiser Sarah Hartley, says more are needed!  Admission £5, tea and cake provided.

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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.


GWR Fish & Chips Special

GWR Evening Fish and Chips Specials (The Cheltenham Fryer).  The train departs from Toddington Saturday, 3 September 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

Katherine Parr at Sudeley Castle

Katherine Parr at Sudeley Castle, 4 September, 10:00 am.  Join us as we celebrate the life of Queen Katherine Parr who lived, died and is entombed here at Sudeley.  Katherine Parr will be walking the grounds in her stunning full-portrait gown, with Thomas Seymour and other guests. She will be happy to meet and welcome you all. 

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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.


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.


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.

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


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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