Welcome to Tewkesbury AbbeyThe Abbey is currently open from 9am until 1pm daily. In line with Government and Church of England guidance, face coverings are now required in the Abbey, whether you are visiting or attending a service.
Currently the Nave of the Abbey is open from 9am until 1pm daily. The Quire and Ambulatory remain closed.
Usual opening times are:
Sunday from 7.30am until 6pm
Monday to Saturday 8.30am until 5.30pm.
Entry is free but we would ask all visitors to leave a donation towards the upkeep of the Abbey
The Touching Souls Tearoom
The Touching Souls Tea Room is currently closed, but a Pop Up Shop is open from 10am until 1.30pm on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.
The Tea Room is normally open on Sunday from 12.30pm to 4.00pm and Monday to Saturday from 10.45 am to 1.45pm.
The Abbey Shop
The Abbey Shop is currently closed, but a Pop Up Shop is open from 10am until 1.30pm on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.
Normally the Shop is open from 9.30am to 4.30pm from Monday to Saturday and from 12.30 on Sunday.
Church Street,Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire, GL20 5RZ
Telephone: 01684 850959
There are plenty of car parks within easy walking distance of the Abbey – all are pay and display
The closest is The Gander Lane Car Park with an entrance directly onto the Abbey Lawns
We Are Here
Tours of the Abbey
We welcome visits from groups of whatever size. Our team of knowledgeable guides will be delighted to share that knowledge with you.
Pre booked tours cost £6.50 per person and can be booked all year round via the Abbey office. 01684 850959 or firstname.lastname@example.org
A Guide book to the Abbey is available from the Abbey shop priced £3.50.
Two free children’s guides to the Abbey are available to pick up from the information point at the entrance.
These can be downloaded from here and here.
School groups are welcome to use this free resource and facilities are available on site to assist with school visits. Please contact the Abbey Office.
There is level access to the Abbey via the main gates and the North Path.
We have ramps around the Abbey allowing access for wheelchair users to the majority of areas. Unfortunately some parts of the Abbey are inaccessible to those with mobility problems; these include the Tower and the Upper Room.
A wheelchair is available in the Abbey for loan.
The Abbey has a loop system, which is on throughout services.
We produce large print service sheets and our weekly notice sheet in a large print version.
We have both large print and Braille Hymn books available for use.
We have a disabled toilet in the Visitor Centre.
Also Around Tewkesbury…
We are delighted that you have chosen to visit the Abbey whilst you are in Tewkesbury. Most visitors spend between 1 and 2 hours with us and then take a stroll about our beautiful market town.
There is plenty for you to do in Tewkesbury and we hope these links will give you additional information to make your day easier to plan.
www.johnmooremuseum.org The John Moore Countryside Museum is based in the row of 14th century buildings in front of the Abbey.
Only 5 miles from Tewkesbury can be found the Saxon Church at Deerhurst. You can get there by walking along the banks of the river Severn or by road. The church is open every day. Click here to download a leaflet about Deerhurst Church. www.deerhurstfriends.co.uk.
There are plenty of restaurants and cafes within easy walking distance.
The Tourist Information Centre is also in Church Street www.visittewkesbury.info/
They can help you with accommodation, bus timetables and other general information.