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Tewkesbury Abbey

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TOUR 3

Stow-on-the-Wold - Tewkesbury - Winchcombe - Cheltenham - Option of Gloucester Docks

Stow-on-the-Wold is a beautiful market town standing at the junction of seven major roads including the Roman Fosseway. It is famous as one of the Cotswolds wool towns which had a large annual sheep fair. Nowadays it is a major local shopping area with antique shops, art galleries and nice pubs and restaurants.

Tewksbury is a medieval gem famed for its timber framed buildings, over hanging upper storeys and elaborately carved doorways. Tewkesbury Abbey built in the 12th century has a fine Norman tower that dominates the town. In 1471 it saw the penultimate and most decisive battle in the “Wars of the Roses”.

Winchcombe, an ancient Saxon town, is situated in a beautiful Cotswolds valley midway between Broadway and Cheltenham. The inns, restaurants, tea rooms and shops set among Winchcombe’s three main street are full of the character of past times including Sudeley Castle with its beautiful gardens.

Cheltenham’s town centre lies within a Conservation Area of Outstanding National Importance. Regency town houses characterised by intricate iron work balconies and painted stucco facades, line the historic promenade, squares and terraces. With its award winning gardens, impressive range of stylish shops and restaurants and its festivals of horse racing, music and literature.

(Optional) Gloucester Docks  Originally a Roman fort , the docks were built to supply the area. The Saxon and medieval quay was first sighted to the north of Westgate Street. Wool, cloth, corn and iron were shipped out out of Gloucester during this period. Today the docks are use more for leisure than for work.