Spared by the floods in 2008 the Abbey stands on one of the highest points near the confluence of the rivers Avon and Severn. A former Benedictine monastery its nave is marked by very large Norman columns with a noble tower which dominates the town and surrounding countryside. Only a shallow step now remains of the original screen which separated the people from the rest of the church. The de Clares and Despencer’s were significant benefactors in the Middle Ages. Saved by the townsfolk who purchased the Abbey at the reformation for £453 a modern Denney window marks 900th anniversary.
Visit the church http://www.tewkesburyabbey.org.uk