We visited Winchcombe on our #SummerOf16 #Staycation. Oh Wow. We walked the streets, photographed the wonderfulness of it all and just took it all in.
Winchcombe is ‘Quintessentially Cotswolds’ with part Cotswold stone buildings and part black and white half-timber buildings, all of which are mostly 16th century. Part narrow lanes and part High Street. Old but not old-fashioned. Like time stood still in the Cotswolds but in a current kind of way. Confused? We don’t blame you.. it’s just that you really need to go and experience Winchcombe yourself anyway.
This pretty Cotswold town is just plain fabulous and one not to miss when you’re in the Cotswolds. And as if the lovely town centre wasn’t enough, with shops, tea rooms and pubs ‘en masse’, minutes up the road is one of the most popular Cotswold attractions, Sudeley Castle, a wonderful castle steeped in local and royal history, the final resting place of Queen Katharine Parr, the wife of Henry the 8th and the only wife to outlive him (phew, lucky girl!). And a five-minute drive from the centre of Winchcombe is Hailes Abbey, a 13th-century Cistercian abbey and a beautiful National Trust property.
In short: Go. Go to Winchcombe. You’ll love it like we did, we’re sure of it! Enjoy this selection of pictures from our #SummerOf16 #Staycation in the Cotswolds trip to Winchcombe: