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Wotton-under-Edge remains a picturesque market town. Nestling on the western slopes of the Cotswolds, in an area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, it has a rich history.
Produced with help from the local Heritage Centre, you will enjoy the story of Wotton from its earliest mention in a 10th century Saxon Royal Charter to the present day.
Your tour starts at The Chipping, where the first market was established in 1252. It progresses through Market Street, taking in the Town Hall, some quaint old pubs and hotels, and the Tolsey Clock, towards the main thoroughfare of High Street and Long Street. You will enjoy reminiscences of old shops, such as Harry Morley’s Hardware Store.
St Mary’s Church, consecrated in 1283 and enhanced by a splendid 14th century tower, is as majestic today as ever.
The town also boasts some glorious houses. Special attention is given to Bradley Court, Ellerncroft and Under-the-Hill House.
A tribute to Local Industry includes the Old Town Mill, Cotswold Collotype and a visit to Renishaw at New Mills.
No tour of Wotton-under-Edge would be complete without a visit to the Ram Inn, the town’s oldest house and, allegedly, haunted!