He was the first to document the deliberate addition of sugar for the production of sparkling wine, and produced the first lists of British birds and butterflies.
A short walk from the road and worth it for the magnificent views.
Ascending Cleeve Hil from the Cheltenham direction, you will arrive at Winchcombe. Peters church is guarded by forty of the country's finest grotesque gargoyles.
CHOOSE FROM OVER 850 PLACES TO STAY IN THE COTSWOLDS COTSWOLD HOTELS BED AND BREAKFAST PUBS & INNS HOLIDAY COTTAGES FARM ACCOMMODATION COTTAGE LETTINGS CONFERENCES WEDDINGS DOG FRIENDLY LUXURY / EXCLUSIVE CAMPING HOT DEALS The ancient Anglo Saxon town of Winchcombe is situated in a beautiful Cotswold valley mid-way between Broadway and Cheltenham (approx each 15 minutes away by car).
The name Winchcombe means 'valley with a bend', and today the town still retains street which curve gracefully along the 'combe'.
Local Attractions Sudeley Castle with beautiful gardens. Cheltenham racecourse at Prestbury Park is a big attraction for National Hunt fans, and the Prescott Hillclimb Course hold motoring events at various times throughout the year.
The ancient abbey at Hailes is a few miles out towards Broadway and the the stone age 'long barrow' burial ground at Belas Knap is located on the hill overlooking Corndean a few miles out on the road to Andoversford.