Tewkesbury

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Tewkesbury
Tewkesbury is located in Gloucestershire
Tewkesbury
Tewkesbury
Tewkesbury shown within Gloucestershire
Population19,778 (2011)[1]
OS grid referenceSO8932
• London94 miles (151 km) ESE
Civil parish
  • Tewkesbury
District
Shire county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townTewkesbury
Postcode districtGL20
Dialling code01684
PoliceGloucestershire
FireGloucestershire
AmbulanceSouth Western
EU ParliamentSouth West England
UK Parliament
List of places
UK
England
Gloucestershire
51°59′10″N 2°08′10″W / 51.986°N 2.136°W / 51.986; -2.136Coordinates: 51°59′10″N 2°08′10″W / 51.986°N 2.136°W / 51.986; -2.136

Tewkesbury is a town and civil parish in northern Gloucestershire, near the border with Worcestershire.

The battle of Tewkesbury was fought On 4th May 1471 and was one of the decisive battles of the Wars of the Roses.

The River Severn and Avon flow by Tewkesbury.

Transport[change | change source]

The M5 and M50 motorways and A38 and A46 trunk roads serve Tewkesbury. There are frequent bus rides to the area.

Tewkesbury is served by Ashchurch for Tewkesbury railway station.[2] It was the last mainline station in Gloucestershire to be reopened after British Rail was fragmented into Railtrack.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Tewkesbury (Gloucestershire, South West England, United Kingdom) - Population Statistics, Charts, Map, Location, Weather and Web Information". www.citypopulation.de.
  2. "Ashchurch and Tewkesbury District Rail Promotion Group". Retrieved 28 May 2018.