Tewkesbury - The Historic Town of Tewkesbury where time stood still for 150 years ensuring the preservation of its medieval character and layout to the present day. Tewkesbury is now a thriving town and at the same time is a living museum of architecture and social history spanning over 500 years.
The town has such a perfectly preserved medieval character that in 1964 The Council of British Archaeology listed it amongst 57 towns "so splendid and so precious that the ultimate responsibility for them should be of national concern".
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Tewkesbury is an ancient settlement at the meeting of the rivers Severn and Avon. The surrounding rivers and flood plain have prevented the old town from expanding so that its long thin profile has hardly altered since the middle ages. Tewkesbury presents one of the best medieval townscapes in England with its fine half-timbered Tudor buildings, overhanging upperstoreys and ornately carved doorways.