Everything in Tetbury is conveniently located in the center of the village; you can easily spend a morning wandering in and out of the many antiques shops and gazing up at the old houses.

The Parish Church of St. Mary the Virgin, built between 1777 and 1781, has been hailed as the best Georgian Gothic church in the country. Extensive restoration has returned the interior to its original 18th-century appearance, and the spire is among England's tallest. For information, call tel. 01666/502333; it's more than likely the vicar himself will come on the line.

One of the finest examples of a Cotswold-pillared market house is the 1655 Market House of Tetbury. It's still in use, hosting one of the most interesting markets in the Cotswolds, in the antique stalls of its meeting hall. Try to schedule a Wednesday morning visit here to sift through the bric-a-brac.

After the market, head for Chipping Steps. The Chipping (market) was for centuries the site of "mop fairs," where farmhands and domestic staff offered themselves for employment. Many surrounding buildings have medieval origins.

Another place to explore is Gumstoll Hill, one of Tetbury's most ancient streets and now famous for its annual Woolsack Races.

Tetbury Police Museum, Old Courthouse, 63 Long St., situated in the former police station and magistrates court, is worth a peek. The old cells house a collection of relics from centuries of Cotswold law enforcement. The hours are Monday to Friday 10am to 3pm.

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