History of Evesham
Evesham is a picturesque town set along side the beautiful Abbey Park and the River Avon. You’ll find High Street names alongside fascinating independent stores and a great selection of café’s and restaurants as part of the shopping and leisure offer. The Saturday Charter Market draws traders from across the UK and has become a key attraction for local shoppers as well as attracting visitors to the Vale of Evesham.
There is no more beautiful way of exploring the Vale of Evesham, and beyond, than by cruising the River Avon in anyone of the number of craft that are for hire from Evesham’s riverside – several of which provide their own commentary on local sites of interests and nature reserves. Equally interesting are the delightful pubs and hotels that lie along the riverbanks – each one tranquil and giving a unique perspective of the Vale.
The town is steeped in history, perhaps best known for the Battle of Evesham which is now celebrated with a two-day event on the first weekend of August every year. There’s a wealth of historical buildings and monuments throughout the town, injecting a magnitude of character to explore and learn about.
Food and drink is a local treasure for Evesham and the wider Vale, with the fertile ground providing the perfect foundation for locally grown produce. Residents are proud of the items produced on their doorstep so a visit to one of a number of farm shops is a must for any visit.
It wouldn’t be unreasonable to suggest Evesham is one of the country’s event capitals – during the summer you’d be hard-pressed to find a weekend without some form of unique and diverse celebration occurring. The Vale of Evesham Food & Drink Festival is therefore a welcomed addition to an already packed calendar.