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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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  • A peaceful place to visit .. rather austere compared with some other places of worship but does contain some magnificent times of famous people from our history. 
  • The abbey and its grounds are all completely dog friendly and well worth a visit. It is not compulsory but they do ask you make a donation for the upkeep 
  • We visited the abbey during a short stay in Tewkesbury. The building itself is beautiful both inside and out. There was a really peaceful atmosphere and plenty of exhibit labels. All this with no entr...  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.