Evesham is a traditional market town in the beautiful Vale of Evesham at the edge of the Cotswolds. The town was built around Evesham Abbey on the banks of the River Avon and sits equidistant from Stratford-upon-Avon and Worcester amongst wooded slops and rolling hills.
The town centre has many historic buildings and has plenty to offer, with numerous bars and restaurants in and around the market square. The high street has a good mix of well-known chains that sit alongside local boutique shops and specialists retailers. The area is known for its fruit and veg growing and you''ll find wonderfully fresh produce available in the local restaurants and cafes; The town market brings traders from all over the country and is a popular attraction for locals and tourists alike.
One of the best ways to see the surrounding beauty of the area is to hop aboard one of the many boat trips available on the River Avon, with plenty of places along the way to stop and get a bite to eat and drink. The river is perfect for boating or simply provides a lovely relaxing place for tranquil country walks.
The Bell Tower is all that remains of the once grand Abbey, but it''s still a beautiful building and the Abbey Park it sits in is one of the highlights of the area. The park''s grandstand hosts free live music in the summer and every June, the town is home to a fantastic hot air balloon festival that fills the sky with colour. To catch up on local history visit the Heritage Centre at the Almonry, a 14th century building that contains artefacts and documents relating the abbey and Evesham.
To see accommodation in the area search for Evesham cottages and book you stay in this lovely part of the world.