Tetbury, located in Gloucestershire, is situated on the site of an ancient hill fort. During the Middle Ages, the area became known for its Cotswold wool and yarn. It was also during this time that the Tetbury Woolsack Races began. There is a variety of notable buildings located in the area, including the Market House, which dates back to the mid-17th Century. Other attractions in the area include Chavenage House, Westonbirt Abrboretum and the Police Bygones Museum. Woolsack Day, which includes a fair and races, is still held every year in the area.
The English town of Tetbury is located within the district that is known as the Cotswolds. The town is located within the county of Gloucestershire. The town of Tetbury is located on the site that was once home to ancient hill fort. There was an Anglo Saxon monastery on the location where the hill fort was. The monastery was though to have been founded by Ine of Wessex during 681.
The town of Tetbury has a population of about five thousand. During the middle Ages the town of Tetbury was an important location within the yarn and wool trade in the Cotswolds. There is an annual competition held within the town, which is known as the Woolsack Race. The competitors within the race have to carry a sixty-gram bag of wool up a hill that is steep.
There are some notable buildings within the town of Tetbury and these include the Market House. The market house was erected during 1655. The parish church that is a gothic revival of the virgin that is known as St Mary was built during the later part of the eighteenth century and it was around this time that the rest of the town was also built. Some part of the town centre date back to the sixteenth and also the seventeenth century.
The town of Tetbury is set amongst landscape of gentle rolling hills and these hills are mainly used as farmland including areas to graze sheep and also areas for producing grain.