Tewkesbury

Tewkesbury Abbey view

Tewkesbury is an ancient market town in the north of Gloucestershire, situated on the confluence of the rivers Avon and Severn. This location is not without its dangers and there has been flooding in the town as witnessed in 2007. It is also on the boundaries of the Cotswold hills and the Severn valley.

Tewkesbury is named after a Saxon hermit Theoc who founded a hermitage in the area in the 7th Century, with Theoc's bury gradually evolving to Tewkesbury. The town has seen some dramatic events during its history including the Battle of Tewkesbury, which was one of the main battles during the War of the Roses.

Tewkesbury has an impressive Abbey that was built around the beginning of the 12th century. There is evidence of earlier monastic buildings near the Abbey, so it proves that the town was an established religious and hence political centre.

Tewkesbury has a number of the historic half-timbered buildings, some of which have overhanging upperstoreys. These striking buildings and streets make Tewkesbury high on the list of places to visit, where visitors can enjoy some of the best preserved medieval buildings in England.

Hotels in Tewkesbury

Tewkesbury photos

Hotels / Bed and Breakfasts in the area

Cotswolds
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Corse Lawn House Hotel
Tewkesbury
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Bank Cottage
Tewkesbury
Small Hotel
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Abbey Hotel
Tewkesbury
Inn
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Bell Hotel
Tewkesbury
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Stanley Villas B&B

Holiday Homes in the area.

Tewkesbury
Forthampton Court
Corse Lawn, near Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire
Garden Cottage
Corse, Staunton, near Gloucester, Gloucestershire
The Annexe