Winchcombe is a small town in Tewkesbury district, in the northern part of Gloucestershire, England. It has a population of around 4,200 people (2012 estimate).
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Winchcombe traces its history to prehistoric times. Within the town is the Belas Knap Neolithic long barrow which dates to 3000 BC. The town itself may have been established by the Anglo-Saxons. It was one of the principal cities of the Anglo-Saxon kingdom of Mercia, and is believed to be the burial site of St Kenelm, an Anglo-Saxon saint venerated during medieval times.
Today’s Winchcombe is a small, quiet town with a number of notable buildings.
Sights & Attractions to visit in Winchcombe
- Belas Knap
Neolithic chambered long barrow on Cleeve Hill near Winchcombe.
- Hailes Abbey
Abbey dating to 1245. It was demolished during the Dissolution of Monasteries in 1536, and today lies in ruins.
- St Peter’s Church
Church in the town center of Winchcombe.
- Sudeley Castle
15th century castle in Winchcombe.