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Tewkesbury Abbey, Tewkesbury

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A former Benedictine monastery with the largest Romanesque crossing tower in all of Europe, Tewkesbury Abbey is the second largest parish church in the country. Of the church’s three spectacular organs, the most notable is the Milton Organ installed in the 18th century, while the most practical is the Elliot chamber organ of 1812, mounted on a movable platform. Attend a morning service to listen to the acoustics and enjoy a parish breakfast following the ceremony. Photography is restricted in the abbey. Arrange to visit Tewkesbury Abbey and other attractions in Tewkesbury using our Tewkesbury vacation planner.
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  • Throughly enjoyed our visit to this jewel of a church. Great history attached to it . Knowledgable guides who make time for you and will explain the history particularly about the wars of the roses. W...  more »
  • Who can fault a free visit to see some stunning history. A lovely hour spent wandering around the Abbey and grounds. Well worth a visit.  more »
  • A gem to view. The history of this building is unique. An option to donate whatever you want is there, but I think you should take this in the context of viewing a stately home. Think about it's upkee...  more »
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  • Was great until my dad got a parking fine. He paid the parking for both cars as he had change, he didn't realise that not all the money had registered for one ticket. As lovely as the abbey was, and the meal we all had in the Italian restaurant, it's the fine from the invisible council representative that will stick In our memory.
  • More interesting than some large cathedrals and set in lovely surroundings, I would recommend anyone to drop in and look around. Unusually different colours in the beautiful stained glass are well worth seeing. The shop has some lovely stock at competitive prices good for presents!
  • This gigantic church is heaven to all ancient architecture lovers. I liked every inch of it. Will go there 1000 times. One of the much visit places in UK. I'm wondering why it's not popular to outside UK.
  • Gorgeous Abbey! I stopped by as I am a fan of Edward II and history from this time. Great history surrounding the De Clares and Hugh de Lespencer!
  • Wonderful church to visit, Tewkesbury is OK, it's got some good pubs, good cream tea shops but as are quite a lot of town centres in England, the shops are a dying breed.