Welcome to Tewkesbury a Medieval Town famous for it's Living Heritage and remarkable blend of old and new, voted the best place to live in 2011.
Lovingly maintained 11th to 15th Century buildings are still in use today as Hotels, Pubs, Shops, Offices and Homes, the 11th century Abbey is the jewel in the crown.
The Town is proud of it's many Independent Retailers, Coffee Shops, Food Outlets and Award Winning Restaurants, providing a range of quality and choice not found anywhere else.
Tewkesbury and it's waterside is located in outstanding countryside, is free of congestion and pefectly located for the Cotswolds, Malverns, Cheltenham, Worcester and Forest of Dean. Easy access to a wide range of things to do all year round.
Please use the buttons on the left to discover a wealth of information about Tewkesbury's places to stay and things to do including, Heritage events, Festivals, Fetes, Music, Theatre, Tours, Walks and outstanding places to visit.
We are currently undergoing a major update with a vast range of additions, some features may not be available during the update.
Contrary to impressions created by the media Tewkesbury Town is flood safe, the High Street and Town Centre car parks have never flooded in recorded history. For Real Time live information about flooding click the Tewkesbury Flooding button on the left.
Spectacular Armour in the Abbey is a two day event perfect for all the family. See Medieval Life from the court to the kitchens and demonstarions of the skills of the time.
On Sunday the event is held in the substantial Abbey garden. There medieval families, will be living in period style, in colourful tents, cooking in iron pots over open fires.
The medieval people will be demonstrating their skills, with archery displays, hand to hand combat, and much more.
On Monday the event is held in the Abbey and includes medieval music, the arming of a knight and robing of a cleric, a medieval fashion show and lightweight armour for trying on.
There are hourly shows. Craftspeople of all kinds will be demonstrating their skills.
You can also visit the sacristy which keeps the Abbey's most valued treasures safe. It's massive door strengthend with armour picked up from the battle of Tewkesbury field in 1471.
Car Parking is provided a short walk away, please look for car park signs near the Armour in the Abbey event or click the button above to view the Location Map.
Here's a selection of photos from recent events in the Abbey garden.