Tetbury ... a potted guide

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With many beautiful and historic buildings, Tetbury also has some lovely shops and restaurants.

The Market House, dating back to 1655, is in the centre of the town and is supported by three rows of stone pillars and was formerly used for the sale of wool and yarn.

Close by is The Chipping where a livestock market was formerly held. The Chipping Steps lead to the ancient remains of a Cistercian priory. 

Tetbury's annual Woolsack Races take place at nearby Gumstool Hill every Spring Bank Holiday Monday. This gruelling event involves teams running up and down the one-in-four gradient hill while carrying a woolsack, the men's weighing 60lb and the women's 35lb. 

The imposing St Mary's Church, whose spire is 186ft high, was rebuilt in the Gothic style in the late 18th Century. 

The former Court House in Long Street is now home to Tetbury Police Museum which tells the story of the Gloucestershire constabulary since its founding in 1839.

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