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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.    

Festival of Light at Sudeley Castle

SPECTACLE OF LIGHT at Sudeley Castle - 1 - 23 December - After dark, for the very first time in December, the Castle and grounds of Sudeley Castle will come to life through a wonderful spectacle of light and sound. Explore this secret world as you follow a trail of light around the magical gardens and into the romantic ruins.  Experience the breathtaking effect as the night-time enchantment of this castle is majestically revealed before your very eyes.  A unique experience for all ages.

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Lloyds Bank

Do you have questions about the Lloyds Bank closure?  Senior Managers will be coming to the branch to answer your queries on:
Tuesday 6 December - 1pm - 3pm
Thursday 8 December - 10am - 1pm
This important issue, will also be discussed at the Council meeting, on Wednesday 7 December, 7:30pm, at Abbeyfields Community Centre.

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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Carols at Sudeley Castle

Christmas Carols at Sudeley Castle - 12 December at 6:00 pm.  The event takes place with the impressive backdrop of the castle, moving onto the North Lawn.  Winchcombe Community Choir will sing traditional carols mixed with sing-a-long songs accompanied by the wonderful music from the Cheltenham Salvation Army Band.  Seasonal hot drinks and treats will be available from the Terrace Café and the Visitor Centre and gift shop will be open for tickets and maybe a special gift for someone or yourself! 

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Leisure & Learning Activities

A new centre offering educational classes, workshops, social events and activities for the over 55s, is being launched in Winchcombe next year.  BeSocial@GL54 will run a range of leisure and learning activities and classes such as cooking, digital photography, history, languages, creative writing, art, flower arranging, well-being and mindfulness. The first successful BeSocial@GL54 venture is the popular afternoon Tea Dances that have been held this year.
The scheme will be open to anyone living in the Winchcombe and surrounding villages aged over 55 – whether early retired, semi-retired, working or not working.

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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.

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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