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Pictures of Tewkesbury Abbey

a Historic Building in the town of Tewkesbury, in the county of Gloucestershire

About Tewkesbury Abbey

Standing taller than any other building in tewkesbury, is the fantastic tewkesbury abbey. It is over 500 years old and has the tallest Norman tower in England. If you visit Tewkesbury, you MUST visit this grand and fabulous abbey. It is known as The 'Westminster Abbey' of the Feudal Barony. So called because of its wonderful collection of tombs and monuments. It is reputed to be the second largest parish church in England, larger than fourteen cathedrals and has the largest norman tower in England offering fantastic views across the Severn and Avon valleys. Shrouded in history, it has been home to a Benedictine group of monks for over 500 years and played a part in the historic Battle of Tewkesbury that took place in 1471 and was a decisive battle in the War of the Roses. It has splendid architecture throughout and some equisitly sculptured tombs of some of the great families of the middle ages - the de Clares, Despensers, and Beauchamps. It has some of the finest medieval stained glass in the country and is also home to a 17th century Milton organ, reputedly the oldest in the country that is still in daily use today.

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Tewkesbury (124 Pictures)

a Historic Market Town in the county of Gloucestershire

(0.4 miles, 0.6 km)

Tewkesbury in Gloucestershire is an historic market town, situated near the Cotswolds, it has a beautiful Abbey over 500yrs old and lots of historic buildings and ancient alley ways to explore...

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Ashleworth (2 Pictures)

a Picturesque Village in the county of Gloucestershire

(6.2 miles, 10.0 km, direction SW)

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Cheltenham (152 Pictures)

in the county of Gloucestershire

(7.0 miles, 11.3 km, direction SE)

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Elmley Castle (2 Pictures)

a Picturesque Village in the county of Worcestershire

(8.2 miles, 13.2 km, direction NE)

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Winchcombe (79 Pictures)

a Historic Market Town in the county of Gloucestershire

(8.3 miles, 13.4 km, direction E)

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Old Baptist chapel (4 Pictures)

(0.4 miles, 0.7 km)

The Old Baptist chapel and Burial ground- A 15th century building opposite the abbey that was used for worship around the time.....

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Pittville Pump Room (2 Pictures)

(6.3 miles, 10.2 km, direction SE)

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Holst Birthplace Museum (5 Pictures)

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Gloucester Cathedral (203 Pictures)

(8.7 miles, 14.1 km, direction SW)

One of the finest cathedrals in England and rated as one of the most beautiful in the world, Gloucester Cathedral is a.....

Sudeley Castle from Humble Bee cottage. Winchcombe, Gloucestershire

Sudeley Castle (75 Pictures)

(8.9 miles, 14.4 km, direction E)

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