Approximately 29 minutes
Tetbury, an historic wool town, is the southern gateway to the Cotswolds. The town is known as an architectural gem with many of the wool merchants’ houses remaining the same as they were in the 16th & 17th centuries during the height of the town’s prosperity from the wool trade.
Tetbury’s buildings of note include the Grade 1 listed Market House; for centuries this has been the hub of the town & markets are held here regularly on Wednesdays & Saturdays. The Parish Church of St Mary’s has one of the tallest & most elegant spires in the U.K. whilst the town car park, known as The Chipping (meaning 'market') was for centuries the site of the mop fairs where local farmhands, labourers & domestic staff offered themselves for employment. The cobbled Chipping Steps flanked by weavers cottages climb from lower Tetbury to the Chipping & are one of the iconic views of the town.
Tetbury is well known for its independent shops, including antiques, vintage & interiors, exclusive boutiques & the Highgrove shop.