Tewkesbury, is a picturesque, thriving, medieval, market town that stands on the confluence of two major rivers, The Severn, and The Avon. Living and working in the town, the local people have access to a variety of individual retail outlets as well as a bustling market held twice a week in the town centre car park. Tewkesbury’s “Claim to Fame” is its close connections to the “Wars of the Roses” and specifically, the Battle of Tewkesbury”. On the 4th of May 1471, one of the most decisive moments in the history of the Wars was fought. For almost thirty years now, at the end of each July, thousands of visitor’s flock to the town to watch or help recreate some of the original battle scenes. Wearing traditional costumes and using replica weapons the re-enactors strive to create a “Living History” by recreating actual fighting that took place and showing everyday living. With a medieval encampment built near to the original battle site, they cook traditional fayre, sell authentic weapons and furniture as well as play medieval games.
There are plenty of places to enjoy more traditional sports and leisure activities, the King George recreation ground in Tewkesbury is one of several sporting venues in the town, there is also a football club, rugby and cricket teams, rowing and running clubs, as well as a successful swimming club that train at the leisure centre. If you have an affinity with the theatre and the arts, you are well looked after in Tewkesbury with the well-known Roses Theatre and arthouse cinema, where live performances run alongside cinema films and famous actors and actresses grace the stage.
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