Renting an apartment in Tewkesbury – a historic and peaceful town
General information about the area:
Located in the heart of Gloucestershire, the quaint riverside town of Tewkesbury lies on the edge of The Cotswolds and at the confluence of the River Severn and River Avon. It is a historic English town, most famous for its medieval heritage. In the town centre you will find Tewkesbury Abbey dating back to the 12th century and many Tudor and medieval styled buildings. You can also discover Tewkesbury’s history at the town’s fascinating museum. It houses a wide range of artefacts dating from Roman remains through to wartime rationing in the 1940s. Renting a holiday cottage in Tewkesbury is affordable and provides you with idyllic surroundings to spend your evenings after exploring the area.
There are good transport links in Tewkesbury such as a train station (Ashchurch) and regular bus services to the neighboring cities such as Cheltenham, Gloucester and Cirencester. Larger cities are also accessible from the town, Birmingham is 1 hour by train north and London is 2 hours 30 minutes away by train south. If you choose to book your holiday home here you are only 1 hour and a half from the nearest coast which is Weston-super-Mare and the nearest airport is Bristol, located only 40 miles away.
Things to explore in Tewkesbury:
Tewkesbury’s streets offer a wide selection of specialty shops, antique shops, coffee shops, pubs and restaurants. Every Saturday there is a market with fresh fruit and vegetables. This Tudor town also boasts it’s famous ‘Tewkesbury Mustard’, which is not only delicious but also mentioned in Shakespeare’s Henry IV, Part 2. Tewkesbury Medieval festival is hosted on the second week of July and is claimed to be "Europe's largest battle re-enactment and fair". Here, the ‘Battle of Tewkesbury’ is reenacted which plays a key part in the ‘War of the Roses’ and the whole town and visitors turn up to watch every year.
Engage in Tewkesbury’s leisure:
Choosing to rent a holiday home in Tewkesbury will provide you with an abundance of leisure activities such as tennis, horse riding, cycling, bowling and angling which are all available nearby. Boating Trips on the River Avon are also available daily. Tewkesbury has many riverside walks and country trails to explore the local area on foot, more information can be found at the tourist information centre.