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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 750 houses and about 1600 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.

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Traffic Warning – Midlands Air Festival 4th-6th June

Between Friday 4th and Sunday 6th June, the Midland Air Festival will be taking place at Ragley Hall. This will consist of static and aerial displays. Many of the aircraft taking part are very popular, especially the Red Arrows. There is likely to be some disruption to the road network around Ragley and the surrounding area, so please plan your journeys accordingly. We encourage all those that intend to park nearby in order to see the aerial displays to do so sensibly and within the law. Any parking that is dangerous / illegal will be dealt with. Any issues should be reported to us on 101.