"At Home With Dunk" Evesham by DUNK67

Evesham Travel Guide: 63 reviews and 121 photos

The rural Market town, Evesham is situated in the picturesque Vale of Evesham about 30 miles from Birmingham and only 6 miles from the Cotswolds. Although the Cattle Market has long gone to be replaced by yet more flats there are still other markets. There is the daily covered market and the Saturday Market in the town's Market Square selling all sorts. Occasionaly there are Farmers and Street Markets selling more specialised product, check the what's on section for dates.

Evesham is famous for several things :PLUMS, APPLES, PEARS and most famously ASPARAGUS. SIMON DE MONTFORT known as the father of the English Parliament died here in the Battle of Evesham in 1265 (there will be more of this in a travelogue soon). Evesham's name is derived from a swineherd called Eoves who claimed to see a vision of the Virgin Mary, which also inspired the creation of Evesham Abbey which was mostly destroyed after King Henry VIII disolved the monastries. The only remaining part is the 110 ft high Bell Tower (pictured above) and a few walls.

Evesham is fast becoming very multi-cultural with a very large influx of Polish nationals and people from the former Eastern Bloc countries and this is reflected in a number of shops opening to cater for them.

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Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Nice buildings, pretty park
  • Cons:Not a lot for locals to do.
  • In a nutshell:Ideal for tourists
  • Last visit to Evesham: May 2005
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • balhannah's Profile Photo
    May 10, 2016 at 4:04 PM

    Thanks for memories of Evesham!

  • JessH's Profile Photo
    Jun 11, 2008 at 9:55 PM

    Hello Duncan. I really enjoy reading about VTers' hometowns and I also enjoyed your tips and stories. Thanks very much for sharing / Jess in Dubai :-)

  • ViajesdelMundo's Profile Photo
    Jun 7, 2008 at 9:41 AM

    HI - saw you on featured VTer and the word"Evesham" caught my eye, as I lived much of my growing up yrs in Baltimore on Evesham Avenue. I was near there 2 yrs ago when staying in Cotswolds, but didn't quite get there---very nice pages!

  • ligaya's Profile Photo
    Jan 16, 2008 at 1:19 AM

    nice pages, especially this one from your hometown Evesham

  • planxty's Profile Photo
    Dec 22, 2005 at 4:17 AM

    Birthday greetings, Dunk. great Evesham pages, by the way. fergy.

  • budapest8's Profile Photo
    Sep 15, 2005 at 12:55 AM

    Went to boarding school in Droitwich and my room mate was from Evesham, (Micheal Wilde) so used to hear all about yer town. I have a seven yr old daughter called Clara and remember her Ultra sound pics.and video.Exciting. Tim .·:*¨`*:·~My§ticÄl~·:*¨`*

  • TracyG's Profile Photo
    Aug 23, 2005 at 5:07 AM

    Good page as always - never knew Evesham has so much, hehehe! Only joking. I was in Evesham last weekend for a spot of shopping, great place as always. Happy travels. Tracy.

  • Nemorino's Profile Photo
    Jun 1, 2005 at 8:11 AM

    A very interesting introduction to your home town. I must admit I had never heard of Evesham before, even though it is so close to Birmingham. Also never heard of a town with a whales' jaw bone. Evesham isn't on the sea, so it can‘t be a whaling town.

  • tpal's Profile Photo
    Feb 3, 2005 at 7:34 AM

    Evesham seems like a great hometown to raise a puppy. The picture of the Almonry looks like it could have been taken here in Buffalo...lots of the white stuff around right now. Thanks for the tour...Tom

  • lou31's Profile Photo
    Oct 30, 2004 at 6:00 AM

    Heh Duncan, loved the puppy, loved the pictures and loved the tips. I had a good look around your pages and am glad I have chosen Evesham as a destination. Cheers...Louise

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