"A Fantastic Historic Town" Tewkesbury by Myfanwe

Tewkesbury Travel Guide: 27 reviews and 105 photos

Tewkesbury is situated in the English County of Gloucestershire. It stands at the confluence of the River Severn and River Avon. The surrounding rivers and flood plain have prevented the old town from expanding so that it's long thin profile has hardly altered since the middle ages. The name Tewkesbury comes from Theoc, the name of a Saxon who founded a hermitage there in the 7th century. In the Old English tongue the Town was called Theocsbury.

Tewkesbury has one of the best Medieval black and white townscapes in England not to mention the elaborately carved doorways and quaint alleyways leading off the high street. Most of the town lies within the Tewkesbury Conservation Area and over 350 of the buildings are listed as being of special Architectoral or historic interest.

There are many reasons to visit Tewkesbury; great flat walks alongside the river, some wonderful Antique shops in the high street and a Visit the Abbey. One thing's for certain, if you love history and old buildings you will adore Tewkesbury.

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  • Pros:Everything is within easy level walking distance.
  • Cons:None, it's a great place.
  • Last visit to Tewkesbury: Dec 2011
  • Intro Written Dec 6, 2011
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