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Tewkesbury Abbey, Tewkesbury
(4.6/5 based on 1,000+ reviews on the web)
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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TripAdvisor
  • I'm not at all religious,but what a fantastic Abbey,great from the outside but spectacular on the inside.Had a great warm feeling about it which is difficult to describe.Beautuifuly maintained.We were...  more »
  • The abbey looks stunning from outside however the interior is much better. One of the only religious places I have visited that allows well behaved dogs on leads inside....and the cafe gives them free...  more »
  • Visited this while staying in the town. Amazing architecture and history. You need to buy a permit to take pictures and it it well worth it. There is a shop inside the Abbey and there is a lovely tea ...  more »
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  • My most extrodinary vist to the real old country in the summer of 1983.
  • very very impressive indeed. Must visit.
  • Very interesting place to see
  • Stunning building! More or less full access, although free all they ask for is a £5 donation. It's only £2 for a photo licence from the shop. Just incredible building with so much history.
  • This is a perfect example of 12th Century Norman abbey. It's set right in the centre of the small city, and flanked by numerous Tudor buildings. If you're in the area it really should be visited.