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National Rail | station code EVE

Worcestershire near Cotswolds Offers & Links

Evesham is a picturesque market town on the River Avon. The Vale of Evesham is well known for its fruit and vegetable growing with asparagus being a speciality. The Bus Station (in the High Street) is just over ¼ mile from the Rail Station.

TI Almonry Heritage Centre. Tel. 01386 446944.

Worcestershire Community Rail Partnership

Accommodation near Evesham and the Cotswolds

Evesham area Cottages from Cotswolds Hideaways Cottages from Cottages from National Trust holidays

Almonry Heritage Centre ½ mile

A 14th century building, once home to the Almoner of the Benedictine Abbey, housing displays and exhibits showing how Evesham has developed.
Open Mar-Oct, M-S 1000-1700. Nov-Feb, MTThFS 1000-1700.

Evesham map

Broadway by bus

Broadway is a large Cotswolds village with a wide High Street lined with a picturesque mixture of Tudor, Stuart and Georgian buildings. It is known as the 'Jewel of the Cotswolds'. The Cotswold Way National Trail passes through Broadway. Broadway is a good place to stay if you are happy to explore the area by bus or on foot.
Bus R4 from near Rail Station (also from Bus Station) to Broadway High Street, about 20 minutes journey. M-F about 2-hourly, operated by NN Cresswell. Buses also operate from Moreton-in-Marsh and Stratford-upon-Avon.

Accommodation in Broadway:

Russell's Lygon Arms Broadway Hotel Crown & Trumpet Inn

Broadway Museum & Art Gallery by bus

A branch of the Ashmolean Museum in Oxford, this museum has exhibits with connections to the local landscape and Broadway's history, including paintings, tapestries and ceramics. Exhibitions programme.
Open MTWThSSu & BH 1000-1630.
Bus see Broadway above.

Gordon Russell Design Museum by bus

The Museum celebrates the life and work of the designer Gordon Russell and his Company. The museum is housed in the original workshop and its furniture collection covers a range of styles including Arts and Crafts, Modernism and Utility.
Open TWThFSSu 1000-1600.
Bus see Broadway above.

Gloucestershire-Warwickshire Railway by bus then ½ mile

A 16 mile standard gauge steam and diesel railway from Broadway to Cheltenham Race Course. Heritage Trail at Toddington. Events programme. Tearooms at Winchcombe and Toddington stations.
Open please see website for operating days and train times.
Bus see Broadway above.

Broadway map Broadway Walk map

Broadway Tower by bus then 1½ miles

Broadway Tower is a Capability Brown folly on an ancient beacon site. There are exhibitions on three floors and dramatic views from the roof, on a clear day you can see 16 counties. Restaurant.
Open please see website.
Bus see Broadway above then 1½ miles uphill walk along the Cotswold Way.
The map shows a 6½ mile circular walk continuing to the picturesque village of Snowshill and Snowshill Manor before returning to Broadway. The uphill section to Broadway Tower can be avoided by taking Bus 1 (towards Moreton-in-Marsh) to Broadway Country Park turning at the top of Fish Hill.

Snowshill Manor & Garden NT by bus then 2½ miles

Snowshill Manor contains an eccentric collection of historic and interesting objects collected by the artist and architect Charles Wade who lived in the adjacent garden cottage (also open). Terraced garden. Café and picnic area.
Open Apr-Oct, Daily 1130-1630, Garden from 1100, admission by timed ticket.
Bus see Broadway above, then 2½ miles walk partly uphill.
The picturesque village of Snowshill is nearby and well worth visiting.

Hailes Abbey EH/NT by G-W Railway

Ruins of a Cistercian abbey founded in 1246. Museum with sculptures, stonework and other finds from the site. Medieval wall-paintings in the adjacent parish church. Owned by NT but managed and maintained by EH.
Open Apr-Oct, WThFSSu 1000-1700. See website for Nov-Mar. |
G-W Railway see above, trains stop by request at Hayles Abbey Halt (note spelling), ½ mile from the Abbey. See the guard in good time (before Toddington) to request a stop. When returning hold your arm out as the train approaches (like hailing a bus) - avoid waving as this may be mistaken for excitement at seeing a steam train!

Hailes Abbey map
National Trust Holidays
National Trust Holidays
National Trust Holidays

Coughton Court NT by bus

Home to the Throckmorton family since 1409, Coughton Court is still very much a family home with an intimate feel. Discover the history of the Catholic family, including their link to the infamous Gunpowder Plot. Gardens with riverside walk and roses. Café.
Open Apr-Sep, WThFSSu 1100-1700.
Bus 247 from Bus Station (just over ¼ mile from Rail Station) to opposite entrance shortly after Alcester. 55 minutes journey, M-S only, about hourly. Operated by Diamond Bus.
Buses also operate from Redditch and Stratford-upon-Avon.