Tetbury - Chavenage House - Beverston - Tetbury

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Tetbury was an important market town for the Cotswolds wool trade and the town centre is still dominated by the pillared Market House built in 1655. The town is known as an architectural gem as many of the wool merchants' houses still look as they did 300 years ago. The Chipping Steps, one of the town's best-known streets, which are climbed early on in the walk, date back to medieval times. The skyline is dominated by the spire of the magnificent church, which is one of the tallest in England. This Georgian Gothic masterpiece - together with Tetbury's many other listed buildings - make the town a designated outstanding conservation area.

Apart from the town itself, there is plenty more to see on this walk. Chavenage House is a grand Elizabethan house, with many civil war connections, including tapestry-lined rooms stayed in by Cromwell. The house is open to the public, two days a week in summer and could be visited during the course of this walk. Further along the walk there is a real surprise at Beverston, which has its very own castle. It is not well-known as it is privately owned and not open to the public. The return to Tetbury takes you along the edge of the Highgrove Estate, home of Prince Charles.

England - South West England - Gloucestershire - Cotswolds

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Castle, Church, Food Shop, Gift Shop, Museum, Pub, Public Transport, Stately Home, Toilets, Woodland
03/11/2015 - Ray Fussell

Our group is known as the Monday moaners. I took 18 walkers on this walk on November 2nd. It is a beautiful walk and although long it is flat, so not much moaning. There is a problem with the description on item 11. I think the second sentence should say ' Go through the gate and walk straight ahead at first but then turn sharp left to the top of the hill.' This took a while to sort out The Royal Oak pub food was very good but we arrived late and they took a while to serve us all

08/08/2015 - Peter Newman

A very good walk and the castle itself is worth the long walk. Lovely scenery and views. Good direction instructions.

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