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About Evesham

A Little Information About the Vale of Evesham

The historic riverside town of Evesham nestles within the renowned Vale of Evesham, which is often referred to as the fruit and vegetable basket of England due to its exceptional fertile soil and unique micro climate. A tradition that continues today with our area supplying fruit, vegetables and salad products throughout the country and Europe.

The medieval town was developed within the meander of the River Avon and until the Dissolution of the Monasteries in 1540, enjoyed a stunning Abbey, the remains of which are still there to be seen. The town was also the site for the Battle of Evesham in 1265 during the ‘Second Barons War’ which saw the defeat of Simon de Montfort.

Today Evesham has grown to be a thriving and well situated destination of choice for buyers as we are situated between Stratford upon Avon, the Cotswold Hills and Cheltenham, with excellent access to the national road network, a mainline train station to London Paddington and Birmingham airport in easy reach.

The River Avon is a major tourist attraction during the summer with its extensive riverside parks providing activities such as fishing, boating and walking, two children’s play areas and skate park. The town has a thriving Rowing Club which holds an annual regatta, whilst Evesham running club hosts an ever popular 10k run in July. A river festival weekend is also held during July and a highlight of the local calendar along with a national three day fishing festival during August. The world famous local asparagus has its own festival held every year by The British Asparagus Growers Association.

Major retail brands and leisure outlets are provided around the town, the Riverside Shopping Centre and outlying retail parks. Names such as Waitrose, Marks & Spencer Food, Next, Argos, The Range, Aldi and Tesco are all within the town. Evesham Country Park is situated just out of the town with its garden centre, retail shops including Fat Face and Mountain Warehouse, a miniature railway and wildlife centre.

Further information can be found on Evesham’s own website www.visitevesham.co.uk

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