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Places to visit in Evesham

The Bell Tower and Twin Churches

The magnificent Bell Tower and the twin churches of All Saints and St Lawrence are the only major buildings remaining of the once great Abbey, after Henry VIII closed the monasteries in 1540.  Whe most of the Abbey was destroyed, the townspeople saved the tower. The tower houses a peal of 14 bells and a recently restored carillon.

Abbey Park

“Abbey Park and the adjacent riverside Crown and Corporation meadows on the north side of the river are the venues for Bank Holiday Fairs, circuses, Sunday Band Concerts , fishing contests, river activities such as the Evesham Regatta, Raft Races and attractions such as the Evesham Carnival.
Children’s play areas, water play, kiosk, toilets, boat trips, games court are some of the provisions set in a well maintained park with a variety of horticultural attractions including colourful formal bedding, a lily pool and a variety of art work.
Workman /Waterside Gardens are the quieter side of the river where you can play petanque or table tennis or have a stroll along the river frontage. Sited here is also a beautiful carving of a Bowhead whale and the associated historical information outlining its story.  Wild flower meadow areas in both gardens add to the attraction of the area . The long standing River Festival held in early July is staged along the riverside at Workman Gardens. 

Evesham is blessed with an abundance of parks and open spaces along each side of the river Avon only a short walk from the town centre shopping area. A long avenue of lime trees runs along both sides of the river Avon. These frame the walkways and give shelter in the winter and shade in the summer. 

Abbey Park and the adjacent riverside Crown and Corporation meadows on the north side of the river are the venues for Bank Holiday Fairs, circuses, Sunday Band Concerts , fishing contests, river activities such as the Evesham Regatta, Raft Races and attractions such as the Evesham Carnival.Children’s play areas, water play, kiosk, toilets, boat trips, games court are some of the provisions set in a well maintained park with a variety of horticultural attractions including colourful formal bedding, a lily pool and a variety of art work.

Workman /Waterside Gardens are the quieter side of the river where you can play petanque or table tennis or have a stroll along the river frontage. Sited here is also a beautiful carving of a Bowhead whale and the associated historical information outlining its story.  Wild flower meadow areas in both gardens add to the attraction of the area . The long standing River Festival held in early July is staged along the riverside at Workman Gardens. 

Simon de Montfort Memorial

Evesham's first part in National history was the battle of Evesham, fought on the 4th August 1265, which concluded the Baron's War. Simon de Montfort led the Barons in a campaign against autocratic monarchy and was the founder of representative government in England which led eventually to the establishment of our present House of Commons. De Montfort was killed in the battle, his body hacked to pieces and sent to different parts of the country as a warning to his supporters. The Monks buried some parts of his body in front of the altar of the Abbey approximately where Simon de Montfort memorial is to be found in Abbey Park.  

Dresden House

A fine late 17th century town house, once occupied by Dr. Baylies physician to Frederick the Great of Prussia  

The Round House

This beautiful 15th century house, faithfully restored in 1965 is one of the finest examples of a timber framed building in the country      

Bridge Street

Pedestrianised and re-paved in 1997, Bridge Street is one of th three streets in the town centre which retain Evesham's mediaeval town plan.  Many of the buildings in Bridge Street and Vine Street are timber framed, although most were given new facades in the Georgian style in the 18th century.    

Abbot Reginald's Gateway

A Norman arch leading to the Abbey precincts, flanked by the 15th century Walker Hall on the right and by Church House on the left.   

Workman Bridge

Across the Workman Bridge lies the old village of Bengeworth whcih has its own shopping area in Port Street.  

Bengeworth Church

This porch forms part of the attractive backwater around the site of the original Bengeworth Church.

The Statue of Eof

The Statue of Eof in the Market Place, is a representation of the legend surrounding the origins of the town. Click here to find out more.