Evesham is a picturesque, riverside historic market town situated in the centre of the famous horticultural Vale of Evesham – the fruit and vegetable basket of England.
From the tranquil banks of the river Avon to the undulating hills and peaceful wooded slopes of the Cotswolds, the Vale offers some of the prettiest countryside in the United Kingdom.
The region has and continues to be well known for its fruit and vegetable growing (especially asparagus) since medieval times, which can be enjoyed seasonally throughout the year and purchased from any of the numerous roadside farm shops located around the Vale of Evesham.
In spring there are dazzling displays of blossom from the many acres of plum and apple trees giving great swathes of colour. The AA signposted Blossom Trail ensures that visitors can enjoy the swathes of colour from mid March to mid May whether by foot, bike, car or coach. The scenes are unrivalled.
Heading into the summer, Evesham hosts a plethora of events catering for a variety of interests ranging from popular music, Morris Dancing, food & drink; to angling, historical re-enactments and river festivals. There is rarely an empty month during the summer and with Green Flag parks to enjoy them in, it is well worth exploring.
History is rife in the town and isn’t only commemorating with the aforementioned festival. An innovative augmented reality trail helps tell the story of Evesham’s past as part of a history and heritage discovery trail.
A pleasant mix of independent and national chains complement each other with leisure offerings aplenty and a buzzing evening economy to keep visitors’ interest all day long.