Winchombe, located in Gloucestershire, is a charming town that visitors will find has plenty to offer. Sudeley Castle is one of the more popular sights in the immediate area, along with the remains of Hailes Abbey, which was once a main centre of the pilgrimages. There are also many interesting walks located in the immediate area, including Cotswold Way, Gloucestershire Way, St. Kenelm's Trail, Wychavon Way, St. Kenelm's Way, Windrush Way and the Warden's Way. There are ample accommodation options located in the immediate area along with a variety of dining options in Winchombe and the surrounding area.
The English town of Winchcombe is located in the area of Tewkesbury within Gloucestershire. The town that is known as Winchcombe has a total population of about four thousand three hundred and seventy nine.
There is a strong network of education within the town and this is in the form of a primary school and a secondary school. The secondary school in the town is called Winchcombe School and it is a science college. This school is situated on the eastern side of the town close to the area that is known as Greet Road.
During April 2005 there was a community radio set up and it currently broadcasts on fourteen days per year. The town has a football team that is known as Winchcombe Town and they currently play within the senior league in Gloucestershire Northern.
Winchcombe is located at the centre of six different long distance footpaths and these are known as the St Kenelm's Trail, Wychavon Way, Cotswold Way and Gloucestershire Way to name a few.
There are bus services that operate within the local area that connected the town of places such as Willersey, Boradway and also Cheltenham. A railway line once served the town of Winchcombe and this railway opened in the early part the 1900's.
The Great Western Railway operated the line and this line operates to Cheltenham from Stratford upon Avon. The railway was closed during the early part of the 1980's and since then it has been dismantled. The area that located between Cheltenham and Toddington including Winchcombe has been reconstructed over the years and this has led to the reopening of the heritage railway.