Tewkesbury Heritage Centre

LOCATION

TEWKESBURY, GLOUCESTERSHIRE

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This meticulously restored 17th century building was once a hat shop. Nowadays it’s a heritage centre. A wander through this charming building with interactive and portable guides moves though Tewkesbury’s history, from its initial settlement to the Wars of the Roses, the Civil War, the Industrial Revolution and the present day.

Tewkesbury Heritage Centre
Church Street, TEWKESBURY, GL20 5AB
Phone : 01684 855040

Features

Opening Times
  • Open all year
  • Opening Times: Open Apr–Oct, Mon-Sat 10-4, Nov–Mar Mon-Tue & Fri-Sat 10–4

About The area

Discover Gloucestershire

Gloucestershire is home to a variety of landscapes. The Cotswolds, a region of gentle hills, valleys and gem-like villages, roll through the county. To their west is the Severn Plain, watered by Britain’s longest river, and characterised by orchards and farms marked out by hedgerows that blaze with mayflower in the spring, and beyond the Severn are the Forest of Dean and the Wye Valley.

Throughout the county you are never far away from the past. Neolithic burial chambers are widespread, and so too are the remains of Roman villas, many of which retain the fine mosaic work produced by Cirencester workshops. There are several examples of Saxon building, while in the Stroud valleys abandoned mills and canals are the mark left by the Industrial Revolution. Gloucestershire has always been known for its abbeys, but most of them have disappeared or lie in ruins. However, few counties can equal the churches that remain here. These are many and diverse, from the ‘wool’ churches in Chipping Campden and Northleach, to the cathedral at Gloucester, the abbey church at Tewkesbury or remote St Mary’s, standing alone near Dymock.

 

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