Visitors staying in hotels in Tewkesbury benefit from a fantastic location on the edge of the Cotswolds, one of England's most popular holiday destinations. Famous for its honey-coloured limestone villages and its beautiful rural setting, the Cotswolds offers the visitor so much to see and do. Amongst its countryside there is a wide variety of interesting places to visit from ancient castles and exotic gardens to art galleries and antique shops.
There are plenty of hotels in Tewkesbury and the other towns on the verge of the Cotswolds so you can explore this wonderful area of England within a few days or a week.
Summer 2012 is the ideal time to visit the Cotswolds as there is so much going on. On the 1st June in Chipping Camden, the Cotswold Olympick Games take place. Located on Dover’s Hill, shouts and cheers of competitors will once again echo over the town. Bands march, cannons fire and a whole host of activities and wrestling takes place. This is an exciting event to go to whilst staying in hotels in Tewkesbury as it is only 40 minutes away. Another big event to go to this summer is the Royal International Air Tattoo. Aircraft and crew from around the world will descend upon RAF Fairford in Gloucestershire on the 7th and 8th July annual to come together in one big celebration of aviation. This is not only the world's largest military airshow but also one of the UK's premier outdoor events with fun for the entire family! If you’d like to stay nearer to hotels in Tewkesbury, visit during the 14th and 15th July when the Tewkesbury Medieval Festival takes place. Every year thousands of re-enactors travel from all over the world to re-create the Battle of Tewkesbury of 1471. With story tellers, actors, food and drink and over 100 stalls, there really is something for everyone!
Hotels in Tewkesbury are situated about a 30 minute drive away from Gloucester. Renowned for its magnificent gothic Cathedral and the Victorian Gloucester Docks, the city offers a wealth of exciting things to see and do. This summer is no different and there will be many fantastic events taking place in and around this historic city. Diamond Jubilee celebrations will take place in Gloucester Park on the 4th June. As well as a big picnic to celebrate, there will be a fun fair and entertainment during the day. From the 20th – 22nd July, the city will host the Gloucester Quays Food Festival. After attracting 80,000 visitors last year, the show is set to be bigger than ever with two of the UK’s favourite TV chefs, Gino D’Acampo and James Martin cooking live on stage. There’s so much going on in Gloucester this summer and its easy access from hotels in Tewkesbury means you don’t have to miss out!