I'm looking after two cats for three weeks in Winchcombe, a small town near Cheltenham in Gloucestershire. I feel like I'm living in a picture postcard. There are centuries-old buildings and green rolling hills dotted with sheep. I hope that my photographs will give you a taste of Winchcombe.
|I'm staying in the flat above The Cat's Whiskers|
|This is the view from my window of Winchcombe's High Street.|
Winchcombe was a royal town in Saxon times, a pilgrimage centre in the Middle Ages, and a prosperous town in Victorian times.
|Dent almshouses, 1865|
St. Peter's Church has over 40 gargoyles, including a self-portrait of the stone mason himself.
|King Offa of Mercia founded a nunnery here in 787|
A number of long-distance footpaths radiate out from Winchcombe, and I enjoy walking along a quiet country lane much frequented by dog owners and runners.
The Cotswolds are renowned for their local food products and I'm eating extremely well. There are pubs and restaurants, cafes, a grocery store, a farm shop, and a delicatessen.