A former Benedictine monastery with the largest Romanesque crossing tower in all of Europe, Tewkesbury Abbey is the second largest parish church in the country. Of the church’s three spectacular organs, the most notable is the Milton Organ installed in the 18th century, while the most practical is the Elliot chamber organ of 1812, mounted on a movable platform. Attend a morning service to listen to the acoustics and enjoy a parish breakfast following the ceremony. Photography is restricted in the abbey. Our Tewkesbury online trip itinerary planner makes visiting Tewkesbury Abbey and other Tewkesbury attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
Tewkesbury Abbey Reviews
The abbey is a must see when visiting Tewkesbury. Such a beautiful place and such a lot to see inside. more »
From the initial approach through the gate way and Yew lined pathway to the Nave, ceiling and stained glass windows... this was an enlightening place to visit. The free tour guide is well written with... more »
Beautiful remains of the original abbey, probably some of the finest Norman architecture in the UK. Most of the main abbey is gone (blame Henry VIII), but a chunk was saved for use as the parish church when the locals bought it from the Crown after the Dissolution. Lovely location just across from the river, with many medieval and later buildings around it, and a short walk from the town centre.
I visited with a friend on a Saturday. It wasn't busy at all (early afternoon) which gave us a chance to explore. Some of the tombs and graves are very interesting - there's a lot of information about them and historic figures buried there. I definitely recommend a walk around the grounds as well.
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