If you’re looking for a relaxing yet exciting weekend away, staying in Tewkesbury hotels will be the ideal break. Situated in Gloucestershire, the historic town lies at the meeting of the rivers Severn and Avon and is famous for having one of the best medieval black and white townscapes in the country. Visitors can expect a number of historic attractions including Tewkesbury Abbey and the John Moore Museum and there is also a wealth of shops, cafes, restaurants and pubs.
Tewkesbury hotels are never far from Out of the Hat, Tewkesbury Heritage and Visitor Centre. Housed in a beautifully restored Grade II 16th century building, the centre has the Tourist Information Centre on the ground floor and two upper storeys that boast interactive displays, information panels and games. This is a great place to start your weekend
One of the Tewkesbury’s most notable sights is Tewkesbury Abbey. Dominating the town, the Abbey is the third largest non-cathedral church in Great Britain and is the tallest surviving Norman tower in the world. Visitors staying in Tewkesbury hotels can enjoy guided tours, concerts and special events at the Abbey throughout the year. If you’d like to learn more about history in the area, visit Tewkesbury Museum to learn more about the town’s rich heritage. After this, take a trip to the John Moore Museum to gain a wonderful insight into the region’s natural history. Housed in a 15th century timber framed cottage, the museum displays collections of specimens of mammals and birds that have inhabited the countryside.
Before heading back to Tewkesbury hotels, make sure you indulge in some retail therapy and a bite to eat. Alongside its medieval alleyways you’ll find cosy tearooms and welcoming pubs that serve a range of food and drink.
Many people choose to stay in Tewkesbury hotels to take advantage of all the events held here throughout the year. Being the site of the battle in the Wars of the Roses in 1471, Tewkesbury hosts an annual Medieval Festival to mark the event. It is now the largest free annual medieval battle re-enactment and fayre in Europe. In 2012, the festival takes place on the 14th and 15th of July. There is also a food and drink festival that showcases local and regional produce from sausages and chocolate to wines and beer. There are many events held in and surrounding the town so it is worth checking what’s on before booking your stay in Tewkesbury hotels.