Castle in Winchcombe

Sudeley Castle

Winchcombe’s main attraction, this magnificent castle has welcomed many a monarch over its thousand-year history, including Richard III, Henry VIII and Charles I. It’s most famous as the home and final resting place…
Archaeological Site in Winchcombe

Belas Knap Long Barrow

Dating from around 3000 BC, Belas Knap is one of the country’s best-preserved neolithic burial chambers, with a ‘false’ portal leading to nowhere. The remains of 31 people were found when its four chambers were exca…
Ruins in Winchcombe

Hailes Abbey

Three miles northeast of Winchcombe lie the meagre ruins of this 13th-century Cistercian abbey, once one of England’s main pilgrimage centres, due to a long-running medieval scam. The abbey was said to possess a via…
Church in Winchcombe

St Peter’s Church

Now much restored, 15th-century Perpendicular St Peter’s is worth a visit for its majestic tower, arcaded interior and the series of grotesque gargoyles that adorns its exterior.