Winchcombe Certificated Locations

The town of Winchcombe is situated in the English county of Gloucestershire, right in the heart of the Cotswolds. It is an enormously popular tourist destination thanks to its range of historic buildings and proximity to an array of beautiful walking trails.

Sudeley Castle and Gardens is a notable highlight, as it was once home to Catherine Parr - last wife of Henry VIII - and now houses an adventure playground and scenic parkland. There is also Hailes Abbey ruins, rumoured to once be home to a phial containing the blood of Christ.

During the summer, it's well worth visiting Cotswold Lavender to pick your own and find out more about how this traditional plant is harvested, while Winchcombe Pottery, the Folk and Police Museum and the Railway Museum are also close by.

Winchcombe's pretty centre boasts plenty of independent shops, pubs and galleries - and there is even a Michelin starred restaurant, 5 North Street.

If you visit in May, don't miss the annual walking festival and the chance to climb to the top of the Cotswold scarp for unbeatable views.