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Welford-on-Avon is a picturesque village set in the heart of South Warwickshire. It lies on the Avon River about four miles west of Stratford-upon-Avon, four miles south of Alcester and four miles east of Bidford-on-Avon.

The centre of the village is designated as a conservation area and contains quite a number of attractive thatched houses including what is believed to be the original “chocolate box cottage” in Boat Lane, reputedly the most photographed street in Warwickshire. The village is mainly residential, but contains a number of small businesses, the largest of which are horticultural. In total there are approximately 600 houses and about 1300 residents.

The Village has three public houses, two shops, a garage, a primary school, a bowls club, a sports club, an 18 hole Golf Course, a children’s play area, allotments and two Churches (the Parish Church of St Peter’s and the Methodist Church).

Welford-on-Avon has been County Winner or Runner Up in the Warwickshire “Best Kept Village Competition” on twelve occasions since 1991. The competition was discontinued in 2007 and as from 2008 has been replaced with a more broadly based competition.

The village boasts one of the tallest Maypoles in England and the annual Maypole dancing festival is performed by the pupils of Welford Primary School every June.

Latest News Articles

Multiple Local Roadworks from 16th Feb

There may be considerable disruption to traffic in and out of the village over the next week or two –

  • 16th-19th Feb : Long Marston Road nr junction with Milcote Road, multiway signals. BT Openreach works.
  • 17th-25th Feb : Barton Road nr junction with Headland Road, partial road closure. Drainage works.
  • 19th-22nd Feb : Clifford Road at River Stour bridge, road closure 8.00pm – 6.00am. Resurfacing.
  • 21st-26th Feb : Clifford Road south of junction with Milcote Road, two way signals. Water mains connection.