Top 10 Things to do in Tewkesbury, England

Tewkesbury (/ˈtjuːksb(ə)ri/ TEWKS-b(ə-)ree) is a town and civil parish in Gloucestershire, England. It stands at the confluence of the River Severn and the River Avon, and also minor tributaries the Swilgate and Carrant Brook. It gives its name to the Borough of Tewkesbury, of which the town is the second largest settlement. It lies in the far north of the county, forming part of the border with Worcestershire.

1. Tewkesbury Abbey

Abbey Office Church Street, Tewkesbury GL20 5RZ, England Sights & Landmarks, Historic Sites, Ancient Ruins
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4.5 based on 1679 reviews

Tewkesbury Abbey

Reviewed By bdon257 - Morpeth, United KingdomMorpeth, United Kingdom

First visit here

Four of us visited this beautiful and historic Abbey. It is very well preserved and full of lovely stained glass, tombs and memorials. It is in a stunning location and many equally historic half timbered and Georgian buildings are nearby. Certainly a must

2. The Roses

Sun Street, Tewkesbury GL20 5NX, England Concerts & Shows, Theaters
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4.5 based on 133 reviews

The Roses

Reviewed By Bayleywillow - Twigworth, United KingdomTwigworth, United Kingdom

Great theatre, but Motown show the worst ever!!

Love the Roses theatre, we have seen dozens of performances here. The seats are perfect, with a great view wherever you sit. The staff do a superb job and the atmosphere is fantastic. However, last nights performance Motown ~ How Sweet It is, was the wors

3. The Severn Ham

Severn Ham, Tewkesbury | Sssi Water Meadow Between River Severn And River Avon, Tewkesbury, England Nature & Parks, Nature & Wildlife Areas, Bodies of Water
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4.5 based on 61 reviews

The Severn Ham

Reviewed By Martin H - Stockport, United KingdomStockport, United Kingdom

Pleasant, undemanding stroll

This is effectively an island at the confluence of two rivers which can be rather muddy in wet weather, and I suspect underwater at times of peak flood. it is easily accessible from the town (though not well signed) and accessed via one of two bridges. I'

4. Showborough House Sculpture Garden

Showborough House | Twyning, Tewkesbury GL20 6DN, England Shopping, Museums, Art Galleries
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5 based on 44 reviews

Showborough House Sculpture Garden

Reviewed By Dianne J - Bewdley, United KingdomBewdley, United Kingdom

A garden of delights

We visited this fascinating garden on a hot day, which was a bit of a disadvantage because we flagged before we had seen all the sculptures. The garden itself is well worth a visit, with well established planting and imaginative use of pools and vantage p

5. Victoria Pleasure Gardens

Mill Street | alternative entrance from Gloucester Road Car Park, Tewkesbury, England Nature & Parks, Gardens
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4.5 based on 50 reviews

Victoria Pleasure Gardens

Reviewed By STEPHEN N - Smithfield, AustraliaSmithfield, Australia

Stunning Gardens & beautifully Maintained Throughout

A brief walk around Victoria Pleasure Gardens on Thursday afternoon 23/08/18 & absolutely stunning garden & extremely well maintained throughout, a variety of trees plants & shrubs & some very old beautiful cottages opposite the main entrance along the ca

6. Tewkesbury Battlefield Commemorative Sculptures

On A38 Stonehills Roundabout, Tewkesbury, England Sights & Landmarks, Historic Sites, Monuments & Statues, Battlefields More
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4.5 based on 87 reviews

Tewkesbury Battlefield Commemorative Sculptures

Reviewed By 973SimonR973 - Barrow-in-Furness, United KingdomBarrow-in-Furness, United Kingdom

Dramatic

On the roundabout as you enter Tewkesbury from the south. You can’t miss the figures, very dramatic.

7. John Moore Museum

41 Church Street, Tewkesbury GL20 5SN, England Museums, Specialty Museums
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4.5 based on 75 reviews

John Moore Museum

Reviewed By johnhouston2 - Knaresborough, United KingdomKnaresborough, United Kingdom

This is a credit to the town and well worth visiting.

A visit to the John Moore museum is a must if you come to Tewkesbury. The museum was developed in memory of the naturalist and author who was born and brought up in the town, and as one might expect, the exhibitions in the main building are to do with cou

8. Tewkesbury Museum

64 Barton Street, Tewkesbury GL20 5PX, England Museums, Specialty Museums
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4.5 based on 86 reviews

Tewkesbury Museum

TEWKESBURY MUSEUM A local museum in a wonderful Tudor building, celebrating the town's rich and diverse history with collections that range from early Roman and the Battle of Tewkesbury to Antarctic exploration and the Mop Fair. The museum is changing all the time as it moves into new spaces within the building. For those interested in the history of this fascinating market town, there are some real treasures to discover here. Our opening times are : March to August Tue -Fri 1pm to 4pm Sept to Oct Tue -Fri 12am to 3pm November to April Saturday only 12am to 3pm

Reviewed By Paul B - StourbridgeStourbridge

Intersting

We visited Tewkesbury, mainly to visit the Abbey. However, wanting a "longer day out", we also went to this museum. It is very interesting, with exhibits about the Wars of The Roses, local celebrities and the lives and times of people from Tewkesbury. It

9. Old Baptist Chapel

41 Church Street | The John Moore Museum, Tewkesbury GL20 5SN, England Sights & Landmarks, Historic Sites, Churches & Cathedrals
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5 based on 17 reviews

Old Baptist Chapel

Reviewed By Theocsbrian - UKUK

Sensational

so beautifully restored to really enable us to see how 17C worshippers would use the space. It has a plain, simple message... stripping away the superfluous and leaving us with an honest truth. So very moving.Do not fail to also look round the Churchyard

10. Tewkesbury Heritage & Visitor Centre

Church Street, Tewkesbury GL20 5AB, England Traveler Resources, Visitor Centers
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4 based on 68 reviews

Tewkesbury Heritage & Visitor Centre

Reviewed By Adrian A - London, United KingdomLondon, United Kingdom

Excellent introduction to the history of the area

Well laid out, loads of information, and a fascinating old building to look around. Hope that it is able to stay open. Easy to miss it, it does not stand out - some more signage in the town would help to direct visitors to this museum. We just came across

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