A welcoming retreat for two sitting amongst five acres of grounds with excellent on-site facilities including two pools and a hot tub. Located in the Cotswolds village of Bredon near Tewkesbury, this is an excellent self-catering base for exploring the Cotswolds and Central England. Tourist board rating: 4 Star
A group of quality holiday houses sleeping between two to ten guests, with excellent facilities including two indoor swimming pools. Set amidst five acres of grounds in the Cotswolds village of Bredon in Gloucestershire, this is an ideal self-catering base for exploring the many attractions of Central England. Tourist board rating: 4 Star
Sleeping four guests, Corner House is a 5 Star holiday home is one of a group of properties set within five acres in the Gloucestershire village of Bredon in the Cotswolds near to Tewkesbury. Fantastic facilities including two swimming pools on-site. Tourist board rating: 4 Star
An impressive collection of self-catering cottages sleeping two to ten guests in the village of Bredon close to Tewkesbury in the Cotswolds. Set within five acres with excellent on-site facilities, including two pools and a hot tub, the cottages offer all the right ingredients to relax and unwind. Tourist board rating: 4 Star
A choice of stylish well presented holiday homes nestling amongst five acres of gardens in the Cotswolds village of Bredon within easy reach of the areas many attractions. Sleeping two to ten, guests have the use of excellent facilities including two indoor swimming pools with jacuzzi's (additional charge applies), children's playhouse and Wi-Fi. Tourist board rating: 4 Star
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One of the easiest ways for new visitors to orientate themselves is to take a self-guided walking tour on the Heritage and Alleyways Trail which is signposted from the Tourist Information Centre on Church Street. The trail wends its way along narrow alleys built hundreds of years ago and lined with shops selling antiques, vintage books, curios and cakes. Foodies should make a beeline for the twice-weekly market held every Wednesday and Saturday, and a popular Farmers’ Market that runs on the second Saturday of the month. This map will help you familiarise yourself with the town.
Keen historians will enjoy the opportunity to explore beautiful Tewkesbury Abbey and to find out more about the town’s past at the John Moore Museum. The Old Baptist Chapel and Court has been skillfully restored to its Tudor glory days to make it easy to see how imposing a setting it must have been when it first opened. The Tewkesbury Museum is in a fancy black-and-white 17th Century building and run by enthusiastic and knowledgeable staff, with well-curated exhibits and activities to keep younger visitors entertained. Tewkesbury also embraces its past with a spectacular annual medieval festival of reenactment which typically takes place over two-days in mid-July.
Just outside of the town centre is the site of the Battle of Tewkesbury, notable for the death of Edward, the Lancastrian Prince of Wales, which took place on 4 May 1471. The southern part of the battlefield remains largely undeveloped and there is a self-guided walking trail that takes in some of the key sites such as The Bloody Meadow next to Coinbrook, where many fleeing Lancastrians were slaughtered as they attempted to cross the River Severn. Two wooden horses made from green oak, stand on either side of the A38 Tewkesbury border to represent the warring houses of York and Lancaster.
Leaving the town is almost as much of a pleasure as arriving if you take one of the many way-marked footpaths that lead along the river and through the lush Gloucestershire countryside. Favourite routes include the Severn Way footpath, through the Beckford Nature Reserve, up Bredon Hill and along the Coombe Hill Canal. A summer walk to the Severn Ham provides beautiful views across the meadow to the Abbey and some of the town’s oldest buildings. Cyclists have direct access to the National Cycling Route 45 which passes through the town, and there are a variety of mountain bike trails all within half an hour’s drive at Bredon Hill, Cleeve Hill, the Malvern Hills and the Forest of Dean.
Tewkesbury is the perfect Town and Country holiday destination as the upmarket boutiques, restaurants and famous racecourse of Cheltenham are only twenty minutes away. The cathedral cities of Gloucester and Hereford are within easy reach, as is Worcester. Better still, the gorgeous Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) is close by, with pretty towns and villages like Upper Slaughter and Bourton-on-the-Water being just twenty miles east of Tewkesbury.
Although Tewkesbury is a thoroughly contemporary market town, the past never feels very far away. It is a wonderful amalgamation of modern and medieval with something to delight everyone.