Days out 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. When most of the Abbey was destroyed, the townspeople saved the tower. The tower houses a peal of 14 bells and a recently restored carillon.
|Address||Evesham Market Place, Evesham, Worcestershire WR11 4BG|
The Almonry Museum
This 14th Century building was once home to the Almoner at Evesham Abbey. It now houses a unique collection of artefacts as well as exhibitions detailing such important happenings as the history of the great abbey and the defeat of Simon de Montfort (said to be one of the founders of parliamentary democracy) at the battle of Evesham in 1265.
|Opening Times||Monday to Saturday 10am-5pm, Sunday (March - October) 2pm-5pm|
|Address||The Almonry Heritage Centre, Abbey Gate, Evesham WR11 4BG|
Abbey Park and the adjacent riverside meadows are the venue for Bank Holiday Fairs and Summer Amusements, Sunday Band Concerts in the Bandstand, fishing contests, river activities such as the Evesham Regatta, Raft Races and attractions such as the Evesham Show. The Crown Meadow provides activities for young and old alike with crazy golf, tennis, boating and a children's adventure ground.