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Ashchurch for Tewkesbury

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Tewkesbury 2¼ miles or by bus

Tewkesbury is a market town situated where the rivers Severn and Avon meet. It has retained its historic character with many fine half-timbered Tudor buildings. The 2¼ miles walk from the station is beside main roads, there's a path all the way but it is not a particularly pleasant walk and the bus is a better option.
Bus 41 from station forecourt to Tewkesbury High Street. 19 minutes journey, M-S every 20 minutes, Sun & BH hourly. Operated by Stagecoach.

TI Heritage Centre. Tel. 01684 855040. | | |

Ashchurch map

Tewkesbury Museum 2¼ miles or by bus

A Tudor house containing displays of local history and the daily life of Tewkesbury. Topics include the Battle of Tewkesbury and the traditional Mop Fair. Admission free. Tel. 01684 292901.
Open Apr-Dec, TWThFS 1300-1500 (see website for extra times).
Bus see Tewkesbury above.

Heritage Centre 2¼ miles or by bus

A restored 17th century home and shop with displays on the history of Tewkesbury to the present day. Admission free, small charge for media players. Tel. 01684 855040.
Open MTFS (also WTh Apr-Oct) 1000-1600.
Bus see Tewkesbury above.

John Moore Countryside Museum and Merchant's House 2½ miles or by bus

A countryside collection displayed to honour the local naturalist, John Moore. The timber-framed Merchant's House has been restored to show the construction of a late medieval shop and home. Tel. 01684 297174.
Open Apr-Oct, Daily 1000-1300,1400-1700. Nov-Mar, Sat 1000-1300,1400-1700.
Bus see Tewkesbury above.

Tewkesbury Abbey 2½ miles or by bus

A Norman Abbey founded in 1087 by Benedictine monks and a great example of medieval architecture. It is one of the largest parish churches in England and houses a collection of medieval tombs and monuments. Tearoom (open M-S am, Sun pm). Admission free but please leave a donation. Tel. 01684 850959.
Open Daily 0830-1730.
Bus see Tewkesbury above.

Tewkesbury map