Tewkesbury is a small town in North Gloucestershire, approximately 11 miles north of the city of Gloucester. It is renowned for its medieval streetscape and large number of timber framed buildings.

Get in

By car

Tewkesbury is easily accessible from the M50, M5 and the A38, which is the main trunk road through the town. Visitors from South Wales should use the M50, and get off at Junction 1, following the A38 into Tewkesbury. Visitors from the North or South should use the M5 motorway and leave at Junction 9. Tewkesbury is approximately 2 miles west of the junction and is well signposted from here.

By train

Tewkesbury is served by the 'Ashchurch for Tewkesbury' railway station, which is approximately 2 miles to the east of the town centre. Although the line is busy, not many trains stop. The number 41 and 42 bus service (see link below - use Northway, Steward Rd as a GUIDE to times.) provides a regular service between Ashchurch for Tewkesbury station and Tewkesbury town centre. The bus stop is located less than 200 metres from the station on Northway Lane.

By bus

Buses serve Tewkesbury from many neighbouring towns and cities. There are regular services from Gloucester and Cheltenham and occasional services from Worcester. Bus services also link Tewkesbury with Ledbury, Pershore, Evesham, Upton upon Severn and Hereford. Tewkesbury Bus Timetables

By boat

Tewkesbury is located at the confluence of the River Severn and the River Avon (Shakespeare's Avon), both of which are navigable. Overnight moorings are available at Tewkesbury marina and along the banks of the Avon in the town at a cost of £3 per night.

Get around

Tewkesbury is a fairly small town and very flat, and is therefore best explored on foot. There are many cycle routes throughout the town, but no bicycle hire.


The Abbey



Join one of the guided tours to get the most out of your visit to Tewkesbury. Details available from the tourist Office, Tewkesbury Museum and most hotels.



Tewkesbury has a varied high street with a good mix of independent local shops and well know high street chains. A market is also held in the Spring Gardens car park (just off Oldbury Road) every Wednesday and Saturday.




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