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Tewkesbury Abbey

Abbey Office Church Street, Tewkesbury GL20 5RZ, England
+44 1684 850959
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Possibly the most beautiful church in England

We stayed in Tewkesbury for a long weekend (Royal Hop Pole Hotel) in late June '17 and went to a... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Lorimerburn
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Guildford, United Kingdom
Beautiful Abbey

Visited Tewkesbury Abbey many times and it always amazes me. The whole building and surrounding... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Alowen1
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Abbey Office Church Street, Tewkesbury GL20 5RZ, England
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Reviewed yesterday

We stayed in Tewkesbury for a long weekend (Royal Hop Pole Hotel) in late June '17 and went to a concert in the Abbey on the Saturday evening and Evensong on the Sunday. I have to say that I was absolutely captivated by the Abbey....More

Thank Lorimerburn
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Visited Tewkesbury Abbey many times and it always amazes me. The whole building and surrounding garden is beautiful.Also has a shop inside which sells Tewkesbury mustard and other little trinkets and Tewkesbury memorabilia. Worth a visit if coming to Tewkesbury.

Thank Alowen1
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This large abbey takes away your breath with its size, richness and history. It takes about hour to walk it through. Atleast for us. When we went there,some music was played and accustics were perfect. I imagine how powerfull it would sound when some choir...More

Thank Dace K
Reviewed 4 days ago

We spent a couple of hours there - about how long it would take to take it all in. Lots to see - a Norman building with stained glass windows, a vast number of old tombstones on the floor, stunning and brightly-colored vaulted ceilings, side...More

Thank MimiMcF
Philippa S, General Manager at Tewkesbury Abbey, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for your lovely review. The Milton Organ is a fabulous instrument and perhaps you might come back one day to a service or to one of our summer series of lunchtime organ recitals which take place on Tuesday lunchtimes. Details can be found...More

Reviewed 4 days ago

great place for a visit , would recommend if you are in the area.. stayed local so walked to abbey and took a look around..

Thank chaffy73
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Very much worth the visit, free entry outstanding culture and views, great for photography very reasonable prices in abbey shop.

Thank leejen1980
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

England has numerous abbeys and cathedrals still standing from the days when religion played a greater role in society and govt. Tewkesbury represents an excellent example of overstatement in design and engineering. The symmetry, space and perfect alignment of round columns and the arched ceilings...More

Thank Robin H
Philippa S, General Manager at Tewkesbury Abbey, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for your lovely review. It is always a pleasure to hear from visitors who have enjoyed the Abbey.

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Stopped at the Caravan club site behind the abbey on our way home from a motorhome trip to the south coast. We had a dog with us so decided to just have a walk around the outside and admire the amazing architecture.We where extremely surprised...More

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Philippa S, General Manager at Tewkesbury Abbey, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for your kind review. We are always pleased to see well behaved dogs, and owners, in the Abbey but we do ask that they are kept on a lead.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a lovely church and so very warm and welcoming! Services are in the high church tradition but lovely music and accessible. Great architecture and two Tom Denny windows worth a look, plus the tomb of George Duke of Clarence.

Thank Alison23lufbra
Reviewed 1 week ago

Staying at the Bell Inn, just across the road from the Abbey, it was our first place to visit. As it was Sunday morning, crept in for the last hour of the service. Lovely setting especially on a sunny morning with the light streaming through...More

Thank Aussie64555
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Hi is there an entrance fee ?
27 July 2016|
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Response from steve i | Reviewed this property |
No entrance fee.
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Hi is there an entrance fee ?
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Response from MattEdwards2014 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry for the delay in answering but no entrance fee just looking for donations and when you see it you will make one it's lovely
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RhodeIslandActor
Do I need a car to travel around the Cotswolds? We are planning to go from London and want to take a train to Bath and see Tewkesbury Abbey, if possible. We are planning to stay in Bath for a couple of nights as a base. Thank you.
13 January 2016|
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Response from Jonathan W | Reviewed this property |
If I were you, I'd get the train to Bath, then rent a car. Public transport isn't generally that great in any rural area of Britain. Rent a car and explore the beautiful Cotswolds at your leisure. And I'm sure you love... More
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