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A medieval market town in the Cotswold, Tewkesbury has a character all of its own and home to over 400 listed buildings. Visitors to the area enjoy spending time on the river, visiting the heritage centre and admiring the elegant Abbey; all ideal things to experience if you are considering a move to Tewkesbury.
Located just a stone’s throw away in neighbouring Gloucester, the Britannia Herbet Davis team are ready to help you move to or from Cheltenham. However, if you are thinking of moving to the area, keep reading to find out what life is like in Cheltenham…
Moving to Tewkesbury
Some of the most popular properties in Tewkesbury are around the old centre. The higgledy-piggledy house on the lanes and alleys which feed down to the river are steeped in history and are hot property. However, the suburbs are equally as lovely and often less congested; ideal for families who want spacious gardens and ample off-street parking.
There are some new builds, often marketed as ‘executive homes’. However, the real winners if you are looking to buy or rent in Tewksbury are the Victorian and Edwardian properties.
Schools in Tewkesbury
Tewksbury itself doesn’t have many schools. However, there are countless state and independent schools dotted throughout the towns and villages around the location.
The town does have a number of primary schools including Tewkesbury CofE, Tirlebrook, Ashchurch and Carrant Brook – all of which were ranked ‘good’ by Ofsted during their latest inspections. However, John Moore Primary is ‘outstanding’.
The local secondary school is Tewkesbury School and is ‘good’ in the eyes of Ofsted.
Transport Links Tewkesbury
The M5 is situated just to the east of Tewkesbury and takes drivers down to Bristol and Exeter and north to Birmingham. The M5 also connects to the M4 just north of Bristol, allowing for access into South Wales and across the UK into London.
Tewkesbury does not have its own train station per say. However, Ashchurch for Tewkesbury railway station is just a couple of miles east of Tewkesbury. The station serves the North Gloucestershire and South Worcestershire areas.
Trains from the station head to the likes of Cheltenham, Gloucester, Bristol and Westbury, with some services continuing on to Weymouth of Brighton. Between Monday and Friday there is also a single early morning through train between Worcester and London Paddington. Other services include Cardiff, Nottingham, Birmingham, Peterborough and Leicester via Stanstead Airport.