Tewkesbury Abbey, Tewkesbury
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.
Tewkesbury Abbey Reviews
You could be forgiven for thinking this to be a cathedral rather than a Parish Church albeit of the most distinguished proportions. Beautiful unhurried traditional Church of England beautifully and si... more »
Very impressed. Amazing inside. No charge to look around, which I am sure makes more than just me, far more willing to make a donation. Well worth a visit. more »
Beautiful remains of the original abbey, probably some of the finest Norman architecture in the UK. Most of the main abbey is gone (blame Henry VIII), but a chunk was saved for use as the parish church when the locals bought it from the Crown after the Dissolution. Lovely location just across from the river, with many medieval and later buildings around it, and a short walk from the town centre.
I visited with a friend on a Saturday. It wasn't busy at all (early afternoon) which gave us a chance to explore. Some of the tombs and graves are very interesting - there's a lot of information about them and historic figures buried there. I definitely recommend a walk around the grounds as well.
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