Welcome to Tewkesbury a Medieval Town famous for it's Living Heritage and remarkable blend of old and new, voted the best place to live in 2011.
The Town is proud of it's many Independent Retailers, Coffee Shops, Food Outlets and Award Winning Restaurants, all providing a range of quality and choice not found anywhere else.
Congestion Free Relaxed Shopping makes Tewkesbury special, a number of retailers focus on Special Gifts including over 50 local Artisans producing unique top quality items.
Lovingly maintained 11th to 15th Century buildings are still in use today as Hotels, Pubs, Shops, Offices and Homes, the 11th century Abbey is the jewel in the crown.
What's On Today & Tomorrow
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For the month's ahead see What's On button further down.
|Sun 22 Sep 2019 - Willow Sphere Sculpture Workshop tel: 07935 208403|
10.00 to 16.00 Three Little Pigs, Birlingham Village Hall, WR10 3AB
£80 all inclusive and lunch
Learn various willow weaving techniques and make your own willow sculpture. A truly creative workshop. You will gain an insight into the history, cultivation and the uses of willow and will learn the techniques required to create your own willow sculpture. You will make between 1 and 3 willow spheres during your day for your garden or home. i ↱
|Sun 22 Sep 2019 - History of Winchcombe Walk tel: 01242 602925 (Tourist info 10am to 4pm 7 days)|
11.00 to 12.15 Meet at Town Hall, High Street, Winchcombe, GL54 5LJ
£ Free Event
Walk repeats at 2:30pm. Guided Free Wincombe Town Walks cover the fascinating history of Winchcombe from ancient Saxon Borough to WW2 and beyond. All welcome. i ↱
|Sun 22 Sep 2019 - Apperley Quarter Marathon tel: 01684 292092|
11.00 to 13.00 Apperley Cricket Club, School Lane, Apperley, GL19 4ED
1km Kidathlon 10.25am. A multi-track Race, road and cross country, over a quarter marathon (6.55 miles) course. We encourage fancy dress, going for a cartoony kind of theme this year. Click ' i ' button for more info. i ↱
|Sun 22 Sep 2019 - Heritage Open Days - Medieval Buildings Tour tel: 01684 297174|
11.00 to 16.00 John Moore Museum, 41 Church Street, Tewkesbury, GL20 5SN
£ Free Entry
Closed for lunch 1pm to 2pm, last entry 3:30pm. Free tours of three unique 15th century buildings in the heart of historic Tewkesbury and covering natural, social and religious history. i ↱
|Sun 22 Sep 2019 - Heritage Open Days - Tewkesbury Museum tel: 01684 292901|
11.00 to 16.00 64 Barton Street, Tewkesbury, GL20 5PX
£ Free Entry
A wealth of Tewkesbury's heritage a waits you. i ↱
|Sun 22 Sep 2019 - Heritage Open Days - Medieval Banqueting Hall tel: 01684 274039 (Emma)|
11.30 to 12.15 Royal Hop Pole Hotel, 94 Church Street, Tewkesbury, GL20 5RS
£ Free Event (booking required)
Second tour at 1pm. Guided Tours are on offer for this Grade II* listed building, including the restored Medieval Banqueting Hall and Paintings. Charles Dickens mentions the Hop Pole in his novel 'Pickwick Papers'. i ↱
|Sun 22 Sep 2019 - Heritage Open Days - 12th C Barn tel: 01684 290555|
12.00 to 17.00 Berkeley Arms, 8 Church Street, Tewkesbury, GL20 5PA
£ FREE ENTRY
15th Century Public House with older 12th Century Medieval Tythe Barn. Sundays 2pm to 5pm.
|Sun 22 Sep 2019 - Heritage Open Days: Cross House Tavern tel: |
12.00 to 17.00 The Cross House tavern, Church Street, Tewkesbury, GL20 5AB
£ Free Entry
16th century and painstakingly restored. Now a victorian style Tavern with Real Local Ales, Ciders and Perrys. i ↱
|Sun 22 Sep 2019 - Cricket Match Tewkesbury CC tel: |
13.00 to 16.00 Tewkesbury Cricket Club, Gander Lane, GL20 5PG
£ Free Event
Tewkesbury CC - Sunday and Friendly XI Vs Cheltenham Civil Service CC - Sunday XI, League: Friendly. Tranquil location, some traditional wooden bench seating round ground and Club House veranda, there is a bar. Great location for relaxing watching a game with a picnic and drinks. i ↱
|Sun 22 Sep 2019 - Heritage Open Days - Knitted Monks Display tel: 01684 850959|
13.00 to 16.00 Tewkesbury Abbey, Church Street, GL20 5PG
£ Free Event
The Young Friends of Tewkesbury Abbey will use the famous knitted monks to explore and demonstrate how the monastic community of Tewkesbury Abbey harnessed its knowledge and expertise to help create a busy medieval market town with connections to the most influential families in England and a pivotal role in history. i ↱
|Sun 22 Sep 2019 - Crescendo Big Band tel: 01684 292278|
14.30 to 16.30 Gupshill Manor, Gloucester Road, Tewkesbury, GL20 5SY
£10 on the door
16 of the finest musicians coming together to bring the best in jazz, swing and big band music. Click the ' i ' button for more info. i ↱
|Sun 22 Sep 2019 - Music: Crescendo Big Band tel: 01684 292278|
15.00 to 16.30 Gupshill Manor, Gloucester Road, Tewkesbury, GL20 5SY
£10 (pay on door)
16 of the finest musicians coming together to bring the best in jazz, swing and big band music i ↱
|Sun 22 Sep 2019 - Music Ledbury: Hardwicke Circus tel: 01531 577001|
16.00 to 18.00 The Prince Of Wales, Church Lane, Ledbury, HR8 1DL
£ Free Event
Regular Sunday afternoon music slot. i ↱
|Mon 23 Sep 2019 - Through The Lens Exhibition tel: 01684 29507|
10.00 to 19.30 The Roses Theatre, Sun Street, Tewkesbury, GL20 5NX
£ FREE Event
Note: Saturdays to 9:30am to 1pm only. Through The Lens exhibition covers an extensive range of expertise from local photographers. The standard is high, subjects include Tewkesbury, the Cotswolds and the photographers favourite photo. Images are for sale. There's also a Meet The Photographer event at the Roses on Saturday 21 September at 6pm, to which all are invited. i ↱
|Mon 23 Sep 2019 - Quiz Night tel: 01684 290033|
20.00 to 21.30 Rosado Lounge, 103-105 Church Sreet, Tewkesbury, GL20 5AB
Weekly quiz night with Cash and other prizes. ↱
Complete What's On Guide or Event Posting
Tewkesbury and it's waterside is located in outstanding countryside, is free of congestion and perfectly located for the Cotswolds, Malverns, Cheltenham, Worcester and Forest of Dean. Easy access to a wide range of things to do all year round.
Please use the buttons on the left to discover a wealth of information about Tewkesbury's places to stay and things to do including, Heritage events, Festivals, Fetes, Music, Theatre, Tours, Walks and outstanding places to visit.
We are currently undergoing a major update with a vast range of additions over time, some features may not be available during the update.
Contrary to impressions created by the media Tewkesbury Town is flood safe, the High Street and Town Centre car parks have never flooded in recorded history. For Real Time live information about flooding click the Tewkesbury Flooding button or the Floodeye™ Widget, on the left.
Tewkesbury's FREE Heritage Open Days 13 to 22 Sep
Through The Lense Photo Exhibition 2 to 29 Sep
Tewkesbury Museum Free, 64 Barton Street
Mon to Fri 1pm to 4pm, Sat and Sun 11am to 4pm
Tewkesbury Ferry to Lower Lode 15c Inn
Indika Fashion Autumn Colours are here
Caffe e Vino 2.0 NOW OPEN - 78 Church Street
Sapphire Gifts has moved opposite to 140 High Street
The Hide Cafe NOW OPEN - 89 Church Street
Tewkesbury's new Deli, 101 Church Street
Tewkesbury's outdoor Market Wed & Sat 9am to 3pm
Tewkesbury Art and Craft Fairs
Town Hall, High Street, Tewkesbury GL20 5AL
(see What's On Guide button below for times)
Tewkesbury Art and Craft Fairs include a wide range of Artisans high quality arts and crafts. The photos below give some examples, fair content varies. A cafe is usually provided with Tea, Coffee, Cakes and other food.
The fairs run most Tuesdays, Wedenesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and special events, please check the What's On Guide (click button below) for times and events before visiting. To contact Fair Organisers please see the list at the foot of this page.
Choosing Artisan items helps the Local Economy, the money spent looping locally a number of times, on average each £1 is worth £4.
About 40 Artisans also use the Artisan Outlet on Tewkesbury High Street called 'Sapphire Gifts' open Mon to Sat, 9am to 5pm (Sunday 10am to 3pm Easter to end September)
Click for Tewkesbury's What's On Guide or Sapphire Gifts
Clarian (Clare Griffiths 07779 717770)
Summers Soap (Ceri Carrington 07792 337895)
Sapphire Gifts (Kim Yaxley 01684 438100)
WoodyMarvellous (Bob Lewis 01684 295565)
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Creators Of Craft Tracy on 01684 291845 Website
Emporium Enterprises Annie on 07817 512906 Website
Craft, Cakes and Collectables Kim Yaxley 01684 438100
Tewkesbury Friday Market Sarah Jessop on 01452 305227