Welcome to Winchcombe
Winchcombe, 8 miles northeast of Cheltenham, is very much a living, working town, where butchers, bakers and independent shops line the main streets. Capital of the Anglo-Saxon kingdom of Mercia, it remained a major trading town until the Middle Ages, and was a centre for (illegally) growing tobacco in the 17th century. Reminders of that illustrious past can still be seen in Winchcombe’s dramatic stone and half-timbered buildings. Keep an eye out for the picturesque cottages on Vineyard St and Dents Tce. As Winchcombe is on the Cotswold Way and other trails, it’s especially popular with walkers.