Visit Tewkesbury

From Old Manor Holiday Cottages Twyning, Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire. Tel: 01684 293001

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Things to do in Tewkesbury
Just 3 miles from Old Manor Holiday Cottages is the historic medieval town of Tewkesbury with its impressive Tewkesbury Abbey, medieval street scene and a network of 30 ancient alleyways. The River Avon meets the River Severn near the centre of Tewkesbury with riverside walks, water meadows, historic mill buildings and boat trips available in peak season.

In 1471 The Battle of Tewkesbury was a major battle in the Wars of The Roses. To mark the event Tewkesbury Medieval Festival and battle re-enactment now takes place every July and is Europe's largest free annual medieval battle re-enactment and fayre. Tewkesbury has remained a traditional English market town full of small specialist shops selling everything from exotic Persian rugs to local Tewkesbury Mustard.

Visit Tewkesbury and you'll find:

  1. Excellent food shopping - delicatessens, traditional butchers
  2. Tewkesbury Farmers and Craft Market on the 2nd Saturday of the month from Feb-Dec.
  3. Tewkesbury Market on Wednesday and Saturdays.
  4. Small, independent shops, boutiques, antique shops, traditional sweet shops and gift shops
  5. Tea rooms, coffee shops, pubs, restaurants and takeaways
  6. Historic medieval buildings and alleyways
  7. The Tewkesbury Museum and John Moore Countryside Museum
  8. Riverside walks and boat trips along the River Avon
  9. Tewkesbury Marina and Croft Farm Water sports Centre
  10. Tewkesbury Abbey - with daily services, occasional concerts and performances
  11. Out Of The Hat - Tewkesbury's Visitor Centre with an interactive guided tour of the history of Tewkesbury
  12. The Roses Theatre, Tewkesbury has a varied programme of films, live music & stage productions
  13. Tewkesbury Medieval Festival with battle re-enactments

Full details of Tewkesbury events and attractions can be found at

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