Tewkesbury and Winchcombe

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From the site turn right and then right onto the B4213, turn left onto the A38 and continue to Tewkesbury, 8 miles. Use the main car park near the town and walk the areas and explore for the full benefits.

Tewkesbury

A historic riverside town in Gloucestershire, standing on the rivers Severn and Avon. It was an ancient settlement at the meeting of the two rivers and the surrounding rivers have prevented the old town from expanding so it has retaining its medieval character, and is a living museum of architecture with over 500 years of history. It is one of the best medieval townscapes in England with its fine half-timbered Tudor buildings, overhanging upper storeys and ornately carved doorways. Experience the medieval timbered and carved doorways of buildings overhanging the narrow streets. Visit the John Moore Countryside Museum and The Town museum and visit the stunning 12th Century Abbey which has the highest Norman tower in England. There are some very nice riverside walks and captivating scenery.

Check out whats on locally because during my visit I was lucky enough to find a vintage car rally organized by the local Round Table, these were the cars and bikes I worked on in my youth. You can see the photographs of the vintage cars here: Vintage Car Rally Photos

Tewkesbury

Tewkesbury

Tewkesbury Abbey

Tewkesbury Abbey

Tewkesbury

Tewkesbury

Tewkesbury Canal

Tewkesbury Canal

Tewkesbury

Tewkesbury

Oddas Chapel

Oddas Chapel

Continue journey towards Winchcombe and visit the Railway Station.

Winchcombe

Continue trip, saviour the sloping hillsides with green picturesque scenery go northeast roundabout 2nd exit next roundabout 3rd exit B4077 turn right B4078 arrive Winchcombe Park and explore

An ancient Saxon town in the Cotwolds having 3 main streets, full of character of past times, beautiful cottages and Almshouses, St Peters Church, inns, tearooms and various shops.

This was once served by a railway line, which was opened in 1906 and ran from Stratford-upon-Avon to Cheltenham. Winchcombe railway station closed in March 1960 and by the early 1980s the line had been dismantled. The stretch between Toddington and Cheltenham Racecourse, including Winchcombe, has since been reconstructed and reopened as a heritage railway called the Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway. A new railway station has been erected at Winchcombe, on its original site, the building being the former station at Monmouth. Nearby is the 693 yard (634 m) Greet Tunnel, the second longest on any preserved line in Britain. The 1950s theme station is fully operation with steam rolling stock, a ticket office and a platform housing a coffee shop. The track is over 20 miles long with return journeys to different stations. Take a trip fee applies. In 2013 the Gloucestershire and Warwickshire Railway won award for outstanding contribution to railway prestigious.

Winchcombe Station

Winchcombe Station

Winchcombe Station

Winchcombe Station

Steam Engine

Winchcombe Steam Engine

Winchcombe Station

Winchcombe Station

Winchcombe Station

Winchcombe Station

Winchcombe Station

Winchcombe Station