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Binton Bridge  Welford Sign  Boat Lane 2

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. 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 also boasts one of the tallest Maypoles in England and the very popular annual Maypole dancing festival is performed by the pupils of Welford Primary School.

If you are visiting Welford-on-Avon by road, on foot or even by boat there are plenty of things to do and see in our village. If you are just passing by/through on one of the longer distance footpaths (The Avon Valley Footpath, The Heart of England Way) or cycle routes  (The Stratford Greenway, National Cycle Route 5) why not break your journey and refresh yourself at one of the local Inns which serve a range of food and drink to suit all tastes and pockets or stock up on provisions at the Maypole Stores.

If you want to explore the village there are a number of local walks shown on this map – Welford on Avon Paths Map V10 27th July 2011

The conservation area within the village is also marked on the following map – Conservation Area – Welford

Welford-on-Avon has a very active village community with many clubs and societies and regular  social and fund raising events such as the Maypole Dancing Festival and  Street Fairs. The Village has three public houses, a shop, a garage, a primary school, a bowls club, a sports club, a marina, 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).

The image below was the winning design for the school children’s Design a Flag for Welford competition at the 2012 Street Party.

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Welford on Avon traffic safety questionnaire