Attractions and events in and around Tetbury
Tetbury itself is an internationally renowned haven for antiques enthusiasts, having over 30 antique shops. Tetbury also has dozens of other specialist shops you won’t find on your local high street with a plethora of public houses and tea shops to visit.
Owned by a local trust and open to the public, Preston Park enjoys superb views to the east of the town. Popular with dog walkers, there are both short and long circular walks to take but be aware that occasionally horses or sheep may be found grazing the land.
The highlight of Tetbury’s calendar, Woolsack Day attracts visitors from all over. The races themselves form the central part of the day with runners taking on Gumstool Hill in a race to the bottom…and back up again! Official World Records are set here so if you fancy your chances, sign up early! There’s also a bustling town Fete on the day and many attractions and stalls. The event takes place on Whitsun Bank Holiday at the end of May.
The Cotswolds are famous for their extensive polo history; Westonbirt and Cirencester especially. The Beaufort Polo Club play regularly at Westonbirt and the Cirencester Park Polo Club (the oldest in Britain) also host regular matches. Royals, including both Princes William and Harry are regularly seen spectating – and playing – at local Polo matches. Membership to Cirencester Park Polo Club costs from £23 per year, while membership to the Beaufort Polo Club costs from £60 per year. Both clubs admit non-members to many matches.
One of the Cotswolds’ most popular attractions, the National Arboretum is a fantastic 600 acre forest with many rare and unusual trees. The arboretum hosts regular events, such as fireworks displays, concerts, charity walks and night-time walks in the winter, with lighting showing you the way. 16,000 trees will amaze you as you walk along one of the many beautiful paths in the wood.
Westonbirt hosts the annual Festival of the Tree, as well as a Gardens festival, and is brilliant all year round. A recent addition to the calendar is a series of summer pop music concerts. These events can cause quite lengthy traffic problems on the roads around Westonbirt and Tetbury, but road signs are placed to give advance warning.
You’ll find the Arboretum around five miles from Tetbury on the A433, heading towards Bath. Entrance prices vary from season to season, although annual membership is available. Visit the arboretum’s website for the latest prices.
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