Cycle Tour - Day 4 - Gloucester to Winchcombe
28 Southgate Street
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28 miles/45km – GRADE – EASY, FINAL THIRD MODERATE – Easier route (Alternative) - The first half an easy flat ride continuing along the Severn Vale from the City of Gloucester, along the quiet country lanes of central and north Gloucestershire. The second half graded moderate as you ascent into the Cotswolds to Winchcombe, home of Sudeley Castle.
Attractions you can see en route include; Nature in Art, Jet Age Museum, Staverton, Ashleworth Quay & Tithe Barn, Odda’s Chapel Deerhurst, Prescott Hill Climb, Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway, Sudeley Castle, Folk & Police Museum, Belas Knap Long Barrow, Winchcombe Pottery.
Winchcombe is an unspoilt golden-coloured market town set above the River Isbourne on the Cotswold edge. Cottages, small shops, good pubs and tea rooms give the town a warmth all of its own. The town was an important centre in Saxon times and later became the site of one of the largest Benedictine monasteries in England. Although the abbey has now gone, the town thrives.