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...moving to Tewkesbury

Situated between not one but two rivers, the Severn and the Avon, Tewkesbury is a stunning medieval town situated 8 miles north of Cheltenham. Famous for its legendary part in history as a battle ground in the 1741 Battle of the Roses, Tewkesbury today is a thriving town full of character and boasts an eclectic mix of shops, businesses and amenities.

Move here and you'll be able to wander along medieval streets and quirky alleyways that will take you to the picturesque riverside and beyond.

Despite its medieval heritage, Tewkesbury is packed with all the modern-day amenities and facilities that today's home-owners are looking for. There's a superb choice of cafes, retaurants and take-aways together with banks, museums, a post-office and leisure centre plus a Theatre and a whole host of local sports clubs.

There are also numerous doctors, opticians and dentists to choose from. Families moving to Tewkesbury and the surrounding areas are spoilt for choice when it comes to education as there are numerous primary schools, an OFSTED rated 'Good' Secondary School and a fantastic choice of independent schools in nearby Bredon, Malvern, Gloucester and Cheltenham.

Centrally located

Conveniently situated just off the M5 motorway, Tewkesbury provides quick and direct access to many other major towns, including Cheltenham, Gloucester and Worcester. With mainline stations in both Cheltenham and Gloucester, London can also be reached in around 2 hours.


Top 10 reasons to live in Tewkesbury

  1. The Roses Theatre - Tewkesbury’s highly-regarded theatre, The Roses, is a popular and exciting arts venue that offers an eclectic programme of live events, exhibitions and festivals in the heart of the town centre. As well as its 370 seat auditorium, The Roses boasts a relaxing bar and coffee shop where you can enjoy a pre-show and interval drink as well as live entertainment including jazz, folk music and stand-up comedy.
  2. Ease of access - Tewkesbury has fantastic access to not just one but two major motorways, the M5 and the M50. With journey times to Birmingham and Bristol taking around an hour and with Worcester just half an hour away, Tewkesbury and the surrounding pretty villages appeal to families of all ages and commuters who are looking to enjoy the perfect work-life balance.
  3. Festivals  - Tewkesbury offers a great calendar of festivals throughout the year. Take your pick from the Classic Vehicle Festival, the popular Food Festival or Tewkesbury's famous Medieval Festival when the battles of the War of the Roses are re-enacted in spectacular fashion! The festival has been running annually since 1984 and is the biggest of its kind in Europe. A great educational and fun family day out.
  4. Schools - Tewkesbury has many great primary schools throughout the town and offers a popular secondary school just outside the town centre.
  5. Tewkesbury Abbey - The breath-taking and magnificent Abbey serves as a centre piece for picturesque Tewkesbury town. Renowned the world over for its fine Norman tower, ornate 12th Century ceiling and stunning stained glass windows, the Abbey is one of Gloucestershire’s most iconic tourist attractions, second only to Gloucester Cathedral.
  6. Riverside and Nature Trails – Tewkesbury has some beautiful riverside walks for you to explore and admire. Take in the breath-taking river and surrounding countryside as you take a slow gentle walk or a hike depending on what you enjoy. Keep your eyes peeled and see what creatures you can spot whilst out on your walk.
  7. Tewkesbury Town Centre - Based on one main high street, Tewkesbury is a treasure trove of book shops, vintage stores, coffee shops and restaurants. Other facilities on offer include a new multi-million-pound sports centre, state-of-the-art Community Hospital and a newly opened Medical Centre. Tewkesbury really has a huge amount to offer with plenty of services and things to do.
  8. Café Au Chocolat – Established in March 2015, this award winning independently run café is a must see in Tewkesbury. Pop in for a cuppa and a bite to eat, or sign up for one of their chocolate making classes, how could you refuse? A café dedicated to local chocolate? Heaven for the sweet toothed amongst us.
  9. Tewkesbury Mop Fair – One for all the thrill seekers! Every autumn, Tewkesbury town is taken over by the annual mop fair, with its popular fair rides and a host of food and drink outlets.
  10. Tewkesbury Marina – Situated on the outskirts of Tewkesbury and on the cross of the Avon and the Severn, Tewkesbury Marina has plenty of space to moor your boat. It’s also a lovely place to enjoy a stroll with your family and friends and simply watch the boats go by on a summers' day.