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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. Our Tewkesbury online trip itinerary planner makes visiting Tewkesbury Abbey and other Tewkesbury attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • This really is a wonderful building full of history majestic inside and out the decor is simple but lovely The very old tombs and plaques particularly behind the altar area are fascinating with some r...  more »
  • The Abbey is impressive, worth a visit, but I wouldn’t say you would spend more than an hour there. The grounds are lovely too.  more »
  • Well worth a look if in the area, beautifully lit interior with amazing decorated roof and vast areas of stained glass.  more »
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  • Welcoming and awe-inspiringly elaborate interiors and nearly 1000 years of history at this beautiful Abbey. Clean and well maintained and warm in the cooler months thanks to the decorative boilers. Staff friendly and attentive. Whatever your religious beliefs you shouldn't miss this important landmark which along with the river crossing and meadows nearby played it's part in The Cousins War (War of the Roses) between the Houses of York and Lancaster - before the Tudors claimed eventual victory.
  • Tewkesbury just great to walk around. Easy parking, places to eat everywhere. Well worth a visit
  • We were there for a school ceremony. The building is truly stunning as are the grounds but we did not have the chance to properly look around due to the ceremony. Well worth a visit
  • Beautifully maintained & restored Abbey. The abbey has a gorgeous mix of ancient and modern, which are equally reverant. The modern stained glass windows cannot be reproduced in such a way as to give any idea of their beauty and complexity. Each of the figures and faces in the abbey have been maintained and re-gilded so that they might be new. The vaulted ceilings and paint work gives an idea of what the mediaeval church would be like. The staff and volunteers were charming. (A special commendation for the car park attendant who was delightful and so helpful and friendly.)
  • Good example of fine architecture well informed staff on site enjoyable afternoon

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