This historic town is well-known for its 25 antique shops, many of which have received national awards for excellence. Most of these shops are located along Long Street with a few of them scattered across the Church Street or the New Church Street. Don’t miss Market House, a beautiful pillared building dating back to 1655.
Tetbury used to be an important centre for Cotswold’s wool trade and the 300-year-old houses of the wool merchants still stand as proudly as ever. To witness one of the best works of Georgian Gothic architecture, visit the Church of St. Mary The Virgin. Aside from its impressive nave and altar, this 18th c. church has England’s fourth highest spire.
Another interesting part of the town is the Chipping Steps area, which was formerly the site of Mop Fairs where local labourers and domestic helpers offered their services. In summer, the steps become even more attractive with abundant floral arrangements. To experience more old world charm, walk the steep cobbled steps in the town’s Northeast corner and take a peek at the old weavers' cottages.
In close proximity to the town you will find Highgrove House, the country residence of Prince Charles. Visitors can enjoy the beautiful organic garden, take a country walk, or cycle along the nearby wooded Rail Lands park.