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Winchcombe

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Winchcombe is a Cotswold town in the local authority district of Tewkesbury, in Gloucestershire, England. Its population according to the 2011 census was 4,538.Early historyThe Belas Knap Neolithic long barrow on a hilltop above Winchcombe, was constructed from about 3000 BC. Later, during Anglo-Saxon times, Winchcombe was a chief city of Mercia favoured by Coenwulf; the others being Lichfield and Tamworth. Subsequently, during the 11th century, the town was briefly the county town of Winchcombeshire. The Anglo-Saxon saint St. Kenelm is believed to be buried in the town.During the Anarchy of the 12th century, a motte-and-bailey castle was erected in the early 1140s by Roger Fitzmiles, 2nd Earl of Hereford for the Empress Matilda, although the exact site of this is unknown;. It has been suggested however, that it was to the south of St Peter's Church.
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Popular things to do in Winchcombe

Sudeley Castle ©
Castle
Sudeley Castle
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Duration: 4 hours
Hailes Church ©
Church
Hailes Church
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Duration: 2 hours
Belas Knap ©
Historic Site
Belas Knap
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Duration: 2 hours
St. Peter's Church ©
Church
St. Peter's Church
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Duration: 1h 30 min

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Tewkesbury Abbey ©
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Tewkesbury Abbey Tewkesbury
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Duration: 2 hours
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Duration: 2 hours
Hidcote Manor Garden ©
Garden
Hidcote Manor Garden Chipping Campden
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Duration: 2 hours

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