Tewkesbury Abbey

Tewkesbury Abbey

Tewkesbury Abbey, Tewkesbury, United Kingdom

Tewkesbury Abbey, the Abbey Church of St Mary the Virgin, Tewkesbury, in the English county of Gloucestershire, is a parish church and a former Benedictine monastery.

The Abbey was founded in 1087 by nobleman Robert FitzHamon, but the building of the present Abbey did not start until 1102. The Norman Abbey was finished in 1121.



  • The Nave:  14 gigantic Norman columns and the vaulting from the 14th-century
  • The Milton Organ: the organ was built in 1631. It has 68 speaking stops and 4611 pipes.
  • The Lady Chapel: served as a chapel in Medieval times
  • The Ambulatory: In the first half of the 14th century the east end was revised to provide a processional walkway or ambulatory in the French style.


Opening hours

From Monday to Saturday, from 8.30am to 5.30pm
On Sunday from7.30am to 6pm

Events at this place

Services & facilities

  • Parking
  • Wheelchair for rent
  • Hearing loops
  • Braille


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