Tuesday, 6 March 2012

To Celebrate a Family Event, or just for an excursion, Tewkesbury is an ideal choice

A second visit to the Tewkesbury Park Hotel last weekend lived up to our expectations. It's situated only just outside the delightful medieval town, with a swimming pool, golf course, gym and wonderful riverside walks nearby.
The Cyclamen coum in a stony bed near the front of the hotel were as colourful as I've ever seen them anywhere.


To find out more about the hotel go to www.brook-hotels.co.uk and click on the Tewkesbury Park Hotel.
Despite the driving sleet on Sunday morning, we went to look around Tewkesbury before returning home.
 Here's a view of one of Tewkesbury's alleys, there were originally 90, now only 30 remain. This one gives a view of the Abbey.
 Above is detail of one of the carvings on the door below.

 Above is a photo of the cottage at the end of the alley, and below cottages on detail of the side door.



Medieval cottages on Church Street.
Tewkesbury Abbey is an imposing building built on the highest bit of land around, a fact that proved useful during the floods of 2007.
It has the largest Norman tower in Europe according to the Town Guide www.tewkesburytowncouncil.co.uk
 This is one of the south west chancel windows depicting William de la Zouche and three de Clare earls
 The sculpture above is 'Touching Souls' (1999) by Mico Kaufman (USA) symbolising universal peace and reconciliation.
Lastly, a selection of green men of Tewkesbury Abbey.
www.tewkesburyabbey.org.uk

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