Things to do in Winchcombe & the Cotswolds

We want you to make the most of your stay. Here are some ideas of things we think you may enjoy. Please ask at reception for more details.

There’s always plenty to see and do in Winchcombe!

Cheltenham Gold Cup
The White Hart Inn is a 20 minute drive from Cheltenham Race Course.

Winchcombe Cotswolds Walking Festival 15 – 17 May
Cotswolds Tourism Awards 2015, Silver award winner ‘Tourism Event of the Year’ Read more….

Cheltenham Festivals
There are 4 main festivals in Cheltenham each year, Jazz, Scince, Music and Litertature and The White Hart is an ideal place to stay to visit these. Read more……..

Cheltenham Cricket Festival
The Brewin Dolphin Cheltenham Cricket Festival is one of the most loved events in the social and sporting calendar. The idyllic setting of Cheltenham College provides the perfect backdrop for cricket at the height of summer. Read more………..

Prescott Hill Climb
Prescott has been home to top flight motor racing as well as vintage and classic meetings for cars and bikes for almost 80 years now, so in celebration of our longevity we have been making some changes to ensure that we remain at the forefront of Hill Climb courses. Read more…….

The Gloucestershire & Warwickshire Steam Railway
The Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway runs along a part of the former Great Western Railway’s mainline from Birmingham to Cheltenham, via Stratford-upon-Avon. The line commands wonderful views of the sleepy hamlets and villages, as the it runs though the beautiful Cotswold countryside. Read More……

Winchcombe Folk & Police Museum
We are a small Accredited museum run entirely by volunteers with a folk and local history collection which deals with the fascinating history of Winchcombe and its people. Read more…..

Staying at the White Hart in Winchcombe puts a huge range of popular destinations and tourist attractions within easy reach.

The idyllic Cotswold town of Winchcombe contains many historic buildings including a beautiful medieval church, ancient alms houses and a host of traditional shops, while Sudeley Castle, once occupied by Henry VIII’s sixth and final wife, Catherine Parr, is just a short walk away.

Read more about the history of Winchcombe.

Winchcombe is an ideal base for walking in the Cotswolds being at the intersection of many footpaths including the Cotswold Way, the Gloucestershire Way, and the Wardens Way. The White Hart offers the ideal base for touring the Cotswolds and is within easy reach of Cheltenham which is great for shopping, Broadway and Stratford-upon-Avon with six Shakespeare Houses to visit, plus the Royal Shakespeare Theatre and Oxford with punting and the endlessly fascinating Pitt Rivers Museum. Excellent walking and biking and touring routes are nearby.

We have tried to link to as many useful information websites to help make your stay with us as enjoyable as possible. If you have any questions about the local area, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.


Cheltenham is conveniently less than a hundred miles from London, seven miles from Winchcombe and an ideal base for touring into the Cotswolds, Stratford upon Avon and Bath. Most of the town centre lies within a conservation area of outstanding national importance. Regency town houses, characterised by intricate ironwork balconies and painted stucco facades, line the historic Promenade, squares and terraces. With its award-winning gardens, impressive range of stylish shops and its festivals of horse racing, music and literature, Cheltenham has a cosmopolitan ambience to beguile the most jaded spirit.

For something a bit more organised we have teamed up with Cotswold Walking Holidays Ltd who can provide expert guides for walking in the Cotswolds. Cotswold Walking Holidays are a leading provider of walking holidays in the region, founded to encourage people to explore on foot the beauty of the Cotswolds. This area of gentle hills and honey-coloured stone villages, some 100 miles/160kms west of London, has some of the best walking in England.

Broadway a 15 minute drive from Winchcombe where you can Enjoy great Eateries, independent Shops and Galleries, welcoming Accommodation, many Attractions, including the state of the art Children’s Activity Park, Broadway Tower, Broadway Museum & Art Gallery, the breathtaking Cotswold Countryside, Local Events and lots more….

The beautiful and historic Cotswold village of Broadway is a memorable place to stay and a perfect base from which to tour the local area and enjoy the stunning walks. The pretty High Street is lined with horse chestnut trees and includes a mixture of period houses and picturesque honey coloured Cotswold stone cottages which have lured visitors for centuries. This village map may be useful to look at during your visit.

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