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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 beatiful Abbey wherin lies the Black Prince. The Abbey is The Church of St Mary the Virgin, Tewkesbury is in the English county of Gloucestershire & is the second largest parish church in the countr...  more »
  • I hadn't been here for 50 years but I still remembered some of the fascinating things there are in this cathedral. Medieval tiles, horse armour with musket holes its all here. Being the run up to Chri...  more »
  • This is just a lovely place to come and visit. The Sunday services are well worth going too as long as you like the traditional services which I still find quite romantic. Especially the sound of the ...  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.