Tetbury: Where Tradition Meets Modern Charm in the Heart of the Cotswolds

Situated in the South Cotswolds, Tetbury is an architectural gem brimming with history and character. The town has a rich heritage that dates back over 1,300 years and still maintains a lively old-world charm that captivates visitors.

As you enter Tetbury, the first thing you’ll notice is the remarkable 17th-century Market House proudly standing in the town centre. Built on sturdy stone pillars, it’s a testament to Tetbury’s history as a thriving market town and continues to host local markets even today.

For antique lovers, Tetbury is a veritable treasure trove. The town is known for its plethora of antique shops, each one unique and offering a fascinating journey into the past. From charming trinkets to grand pieces of furniture, there’s something to intrigue every collector.

Don’t miss out on the Chipping Steps, a picturesque area in the town with quaint houses and an ancient cobbled street. This part of the town feels almost frozen in time and is perfect for a leisurely stroll.

A visit to Tetbury would not be complete without exploring the Highgrove Gardens, a short drive from the town centre. These are the personal gardens of King Charles, meticulously designed and maintained following organic practices. The gardens offer a unique insight into the King’s environmental ethos and his artistic eye. Please note that visits need to be pre-booked.

With its harmonious blend of history, architecture, and beautiful landscapes, Tetbury is a place that perfectly encapsulates the essence of the Cotswolds. Whether you’re an antique enthusiast, a lover of architecture, or just someone seeking a peaceful retreat, Tetbury promises a great visit.


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