All ground floor, quality rural accommodation en suites. A Grade II Listed small holding built in 1848. Ample parking. Ideal for touring Cotswolds, Forest of Dean and Malvern Hills.
Tewkesbury holds many festivals throughout the year, the Medieval Fayre and Battle Re-enactment. The Water Festival and Mop Fair bring the town alive with colour and entertainment. At Christmas the Festival of Lights brings the town alight with decorations which are stunningly displayed against the black and white architecture of the town.
The Roses is a busy and popular arts centre in Tewkesbury with an eclectic programme of live events, take part activities, exhibitions and festivals. In addition to the 370 seat auditorium, The Roses boasts a relaxing bar where you can enjoy a pre-show and interval drinks as well as live entertainment including jazz and folk music and stand up comedy. Complete with an exciting film programme of world, independent and UK film, The Roses is a diverse and exciting arts venue.
A bijou, Grade II Listed, 16thC cottage, in a delightful, medieval town. Original features; outstanding views and a unique "olde worlde charme".
Tewkesbury Museum Tel 01684 292901Click here for map Displays of historic Tewkesbury displayed in a fine 15th century timber-framed house, including Roman and medieval archaeological finds and a recreation of the Battle of Tewkesbury, one of the bloodiest battles of the Wars of the Roses. Open April-end October, Tues-Sat and Bank Holiday Mons, 10am-1pm and 2pm-5pm.
Boating Trips are available daily, boat hire is available, and also boat mooring.
Directions: On a hill in the centre of the town. Hours: Weekdays and Saturdays: 7.30 am to 6.00 pm in the summer, 7.30 am to 5.30 pm in the winter. Open 7:30-7:00 Sundays.
Beckford Silk, Beckford, near Tewkesbury Tel: 01386 881507Click here for map Silk printing centre includes hand printing workshop, shop and coffee shop. Admission free. All public areas accessible by wheelchair. Open Mon-Sat, 9am-5.30pm.
Cotswold Perfumery, Bourton-on-the-Water Tel: 01451 820698Click here for map See the fascinating process of fragrance being made at a perfumery that has supplied the Queen. Open Mon-Sat, 9.30am-5pm, Sun 10.30am-5pm.
Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway, ToddingtonTel: 01242 621405 Click here for map Chuff past some fine views including the famous Hailes Abbey ruins. Open weekends and Bank Holiday Mons, some summer weekdays, 10.15am-5.30pm.
Eastnor Castle is set in the dramatic setting of the Malvern Hills and surrounded by a beautiful deer park, arboretum and lake
Winchcombe Folk and Police Museum Tel: 01242 602925 Click here for map Collection of artefacts showing history of Winchcombe from Neolithic times of Belas Knapp to the Second World War. Open April-end October, Mon-Sat, 10am-5pm.
Broadway Tower Country Park Tel: 01386 852390 Click here for map Walks and wildlife, adventure playground, giant chessboard. Picnic and barbecue areas. Open all year.
The foundations of the Mill are believed to date to the late 12th Century when the River Avon was diverted into the town to power the corn mill of the Benedictine Monastery. The present building is late 18th Century and was in use as a Mill until 1933.
Directions: Off the A46 betweenTewkesbury and Evesham. Turn off by the Beckford Inn, where there are brown and white tourist signs for Beckford Silk. CAR PARK There is a large car park by the main entrance and wheel chair access to all parts open to visitors.
Former farmhouse. En suite rooms with TV and beverages. Excellent walks, cycling, river, golf, riding nearby. Close to Hilton Puckrup Hall Hotel.
Hailes Abbey, near Winchcombe Tel: 01242 602398 Click here for map Ruins of 13th century abbey which onced housed a precious phial of blood reputed to be that of Jesus Christ. Open: April-October, daily, 10am-6pm. November 1- March 31, Wed-Sun, 10am-4pm.
A 12th century abbey and outstanding example of Norman Architecture. open to the public, you will learn about the War of the roses and see the oldest working organ in Britain.
The history of Sudeley Castle and its award-winning gardens spans over a thousand years and contains many varied tales of royal associations, wars and periods of neglect and subsequent restoration.
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Bourton-on-the-Water Model Village Tel: 01451 820467 Click here for mapModel of the village itself, complete with pubs and homes, river and bridges, all created in Cotswold stone. Summer: 9am-6pm daily. Winter: 10am-4pm daily.
Tewkesbury Abbey Tel: 01684 850959 Click here for map Site of 900 years of Christian worship and scene of the Yorkist massacre of defeated Lancastrians during the Wars of the Roses in 1471. The 148ft tall Norman tower is the tallest in the British Isles. >>Take the BBC Gloucestershire photo tour of Tewkesbury Abbey and town
This superbly restored 17th century building, once a shop selling hats, is home to our innovative heritage centre. Using our state of the art portable guides and interactive games, so you can get a taste of our fascinating local history.
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The railway offers a 20-mile round trip between Toddington and Cheltenham Racecourse through some of the most spectacular scenery in the Cotswolds.
Things to do in Tewkesbury
Tewkesbury is an ancient settlement at the meeting of the rivers Severn and Avon. The surrounding rivers and flood plain have prevented the old town from expanding so that its long thin profile has hardly altered since the middle ages. Tewkesbury presents one of the best medieval townscapes in England with its fine half-timbered Tudor buildings, overhanging upperstoreys and ornately carved doorways.
Tewkesbury Park is a family owned hotel, golf and leisure resort set amongst 176 acres of parkland with panoramic views of the Cotswolds, Severn Valley, the Welsh Mountains and the Malvern Hills.
Just wandering around the town is interesting; there are so many beautiful historic buildings, most of which are extremely well maintained. The website listed suggests an itinerary called "Tewkesbury Heritage Trail", which provides background information on the buildings you'll see and a useful map, if you want to do this in a more formal way.
Two award winning, character cottages sleeping 2 & 4. Good pubs and village shop in easy walking distance. Village location ideal for exploring The Cotswolds, Forest Of Dean and Malvern Hills. Flexible start dates all year including short breaks.
Bourton-on-the-Water Model Railway Tel: 01451 820686 Click here for map A must for train set fans - male members of the family shouldn't need much persuading to go here!
Today, you can enjoy medieval streets and a lovely riverside setting. A stroll down charming Church Street can take you back to an age when half-timbered houses were crammed into any available space and Tewkesbury’s famous alleyways were developed. There are around 30 delightful alleyways remaining open today and take you on a journey of discovery by linking the main streets to the river and beyond.
Cotswold Motor Museum And Toy Collection Bourton-on-the-Water Tel: 01451 821255Click here for map The home of BRUM the BBC TV car, along with cars, motorcycles, toys, vintage advertising signs housed in 18th century watermill. Open Feb-Nov, 10am-6pm daily.
Tourist attractions in and around Tewkesbury and the North Cotswolds.
With a rich, vibrant history and a beautiful waterside setting, there is plenty for everyone to discover in Tewkesbury.
Merchant's House, Tewkesbury Tel: 01684 297174 Click here for map A 15th century timber-framed house, restored to reconstruct a merchant’s shop and house in medieval times.
Conderton Pottery sells a wide variety of functional and artistic pottery. Toff is happy to undertake almost any commission from the smallest domestic pots to larger commemorative pieces, such as wedding or christening plates.
The Commandery has exciting stories to tell you about power, greed, war, wealth, romance, death, society and industry. Step back in time to catch a glimpse of the lively characters that have inhabited this ancient building during the past seven centuries.
Stanway House Baroque Water GardenStanway Near Winchcombe GL54 5PQClick here for map Tel: 01386 584469 Stunning Cotswold stone manor house surrounded by 20 acres of beautifully landscaped parkland and one of the finest Baroque water gardens in Britain. Open July-August, Tue and Thur, 2pm-5pm.
Sometimes it's a theatre, at other times a cinema and there are occasions when it's a place to learn. Whenever you visit The Roses it's a great experience.
During my visit to the Abbey, they were offering tours of the bell tower and roof top. The climb to the top was a bit strenuous but we did stop on the way for an interesting talk on the Abbey bells. The views from the top of the tower were stunning, we could see for miles around.Contact the Abbey for more information about the roof top tours.