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Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire

Town of Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire

Tewkesbury is a historic market town in Gloucestershire, England.

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Between the Cotswolds and the Malvern Hills, at the confluence of the Rivers Avon and Severn, stands the ancient town of Tewkesbury.

Tewkesbury is a medieval town famed for its timber framed buildings. An ancient settlement situated at the meeting of the rivers Avon and Severn, a delight for those seeking "Olde England". Tewkesbury is renowned as having one of the best medieval townscapes in England with its fine half- timbered buildings, overhanging upper storeys and elaborately carved doorways.

Tewkesbury Abbey, built in the 12th century, has a fine Norman tower which dominates the town. The many choral activities, events and tours combine with the fascinating architecture to make an experience not easily forgotten.

The name Tewkesbury comes from the name of a Saxon who founded a hermitage there in the seventh century, Theoc, and in the Saxon tongue was called Theocsbury.

At the 2001 UK census the town of Tewkesbury had a population of 10,016.

Tewkesbury is immediately to the east and west of the M5 motorway at junction 9.

Tewkesbury is served by the M5 motorway, the A38 trunk road and also the A46 and A438.

Official Town of Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire website: www.tewkesburybc.gov.uk

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