a small country town, the Saxon settlement of Winchcombe, north
of Cheltenham, was one of the most important towns in ancient Mercia.
ghostly monks have been seen in the town
son of King Offa (of Offa's Dyke fame) founded a Benedictine monastery
may account for the preponderence of hooded apparitions which are
said to haunt the town, including one which is regularly seen in
a small lane known as The Monk's Walk.
information: Winchcombe is on the B4632 seven miles north-east
Winchcombe Tourist Information Centre, Town Hall, High Street, Winchcombe,
Gloucestershire GL54 5LJ
Tel: 01242 602925
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