Tewkesbury Abbey Caravan Club Site (REF : TEW)

Gander Lane, Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire, GL20 5PG

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Ideal for ...

  • Cycling
  • Dogs
  • Motorhomes
  • Walking

Why stay here ...

One of the most impressively located sites on the network, Tewkesbury Abbey Club Site is only a short walk from the charming old town of Tewkesbury. In fact, it's almost in the shadow of the ancient Abbey from which it takes its name. With superb mature trees screening the caravan park, you and your family will feel tucked away in a quiet dream of days gone by.

Tewkesbury Abbey Club Site makes it conveniently easy to explore the nostalgic delights of the old town on foot - there are many historic buildings, and interesting walks to be had, as well as some excellent museums. On Wednesdays and Saturdays you can track down the odd bargain or two at the local market, or if history is more your bag you can walk the Battle Trail commemorating the famous Wars of the Roses (1471). The caravan site also offers opportunity for the romantic - take a boat cruise on the peaceful river to experience the beautiful Avon landscapes. Other places not to be missed are the Cotswold villages of Broadway, Winchcombe and Moreton-in-Marsh. There are good transport links to Cheltenham, Gloucester and Worcester and a little further afield, the Malvern Hills and Forest of Dean offer great walking opportunities. The site also makes an ideal stopover if you're heading towards the south west of the country.

We look forward to welcoming you in the new enlarged and improved reception area. We have also constructed a brand new amenity block with modern bathroom and shower facilities with family bathroom. There are 50 new all-weather pitches of which 18 are fully serviced, new motorhome waste and service points, landscaping on site and other site wide improvements.

Facilities on site ...

  • BBQs allowed: charcoal, gas, electric
  • Disabled facilities: facilities for wheelchair disabled
  • Disabled shower room
  • Dishwashing area
  • Dog walk from site
  • Dog washing area
  • Drive over waste disposal for motorhomes
  • Electric hook-up
  • Gas
  • Late arrivals area with electric hook-up
  • Laundry facilities
  • Motorhome service point
  • Toilet block
  • TV reception: good
  • Wi-Fi
  • Wi-Fi charge
  • Wi-Fi rating: Gold

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Walking notes:

Walking routes near the site are the Town’s ‘Alleyway Walk’ and along the River Severn or River Avon.

Check out our ViewRanger walk.

Supermarket notes:

The closest shops are in Tewkesbury High Street, about 0.5 mile from the site.

Great savings on days out

Offers available to Club members

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Directions

Leave M5 at junction 9 onto A438 (signposted Tewkesbury). At the traffic lights (Morrisons store) keep right and continue straight. In the town centre at the roundabout keep left. In 200 yards turn left into Gander Lane. The site is on the left in about 500 yards.

Sites key: Club Site

Postcode:
GL20 5PG
GPS:
Lat 51.98912 / Lon -2.1574
Plan a route to this site
OS field ref:
SO894324
OS map ref:
150
Handbook map ref:
G5

Transport links

  • Bus stop within 1 mile
  • Buses go to: Cheltenham and Evesham.
  • Car hire on site
  • Daily public Transport within 1 mile
  • Nearest park and ride: Cheltenham and Gloucester

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Beware the Rivers.

We had a four night break booked here, this was our fourth attempt over the years to come here and each time we had to cancel due to flooding. So did we learn by that no we didn't, the day before our arrival we had a call offering us a cancellation due to the fact the site was getting very wet, but they could accommodate us on a piece of tarmac which was really good of them as we had booked a grass pitch by mistake, another lesson learned. Having watched England win the semi final in rugby world cup spirits were high and we arrived in the rain and pitched up, taking note that the wardens office was elevated and so was the shower block, it is almost on stilts, and that the plug-ins are about 5' high....I wonder why.....anyway hubby went off to watch the adjacent team play they're Saturday game. By now the River was on its way, between 9 and 11 pm, the wardens, with military precision started moving waterlogged people to the back of the site. We were a bit close to the water but was told "you'll be fine it never comes up this far". So we went to bed. About 5 in the morning we were nearly afloat, so we splashed around in our welly's and manage to move the van back with the motor mover, luckily with a shoulder to assist, it moved out of the water, and on to un sodden grass. And the water still kept coming. By 8am people who were due off anyway, started to leave through the emergency flood gates, which were becoming flooded too, by mid morning the wardens declared they need to shut the site so we all had to leave, by now we were half immersed again, so this time the wardens came with their little tractor and pulled us around so we could hook up and go........so go we did off to the Malvern hills. (Beautiful site, and dry). We cannot praise the wardens enough for the work they did during that evening, night and morning, obviously there was a drill to follow, which they did with professionalism and calm, there was no panic or flared tempers. And thousands of pounds saved with they're quick response. I do wonder why though, the club has just put in a brand spanking, beautiful I must say, new shower block, and lots of block paved hard standings...... flooding is obviously a regular occurrence....is it worth all the danger and stress I ask???? Still the wardens office and the shower block will be fine oh and the plug ins too. Oh I rated 2 for peace and quiet, the Abbey bells are beautiful,..... but every quarter of an hour!!!!
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NICE CARAVAN CLUB SITE

I love this site because its easy access to Tewkesbury, being close to the town and an easy drive to Gloucester ,Cheltenham and surrounding areas. Its a great stop over site with good facilities, very well kept and well ran. We will definitely stay here again.
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Wardens from Wonderland

What a great site run by brilliant people. We asked for an extra night they accommodated us, they even cancelled the site we had intended to travel on to. On the final day of our stay it rained all day, the Severn got the hump and overflowed in the middle of the night, some of the lower pitches were flooded as was the main entrance. The Wardens were up until the early hours moving caravans and motorhomes to new safer places, including a line along the road by the toilet block. And then with a cheery manner ushered everything around in the morning so that those who were leaving could escape via the back gate (before the tide came in again) and those who were staying were relocated to dry pitches. And as we left even the parting cry of 'I bet you're pleased you stayed an extra night' was delivered with a smile. Well yes we were, and we will be back. I like folk with a sense of humour.
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2nd Visit, Mop Fair, Different pitch, Wet weather, Different views....

Our second visit to this site in mh, reliant on public transport. Pitched completely the opposite side of the site to our 1st visit, not by choice but because site full and pitch choice already booked. What a difference this can make to a holiday! The pitch was behind the hedge closest to the Rugby Club! Friday and Saturday nights a bit noisy with locals enjoying a night out to bass music, all finished by 11pm ish. Sunday mornings rugby training competes with bell ringing, take your pick. Its all part of the towns vibrant activities and this town is very active having much to celebrate, staying here for a week can certainly make one feel alive, loved it. October 9 and 10 is busy with the Mop Fair each year, so avoid if its not “ your thing”. We found the hospitality to be great and visited other local venues that opened their doors in those eveings that were normally closed. Tewkesbury is a lively town with friendly people, much the same as the club site. The site is newly laid out and there are issues that have been commented on already in these reviews. I agree with some, the access to the facilities block, depending where you pitch is an issue, it won’t change. The trees and shrubs will grow in time and it will be beautiful again. Just wish the site was open all year, cannot understand why it is not. There is many a good reason why it could be, it is nearly always full and many people stop one or two nights passing through, however we enjoyed a full week visiting many local venues including three National Trust properties. We will be back when the site re opens, but hope it changes to year round opening to enable us to visit family in the town.

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Great Site

We had 3 nights at Tewkesbury and found it a great location for a short stay. The town itself is well worth exploring and there are some really interesting National Trust locations nearby. The popular Cotswold towns are also within easy reach. The various types if pitches are a bit confusing as we had never come across so many before. We ended up on a grass pitch which needed leveling front to back. Many other pitches on the grass needed leveling side to side which I tend to avoid. We had a good pitch with plenty of sunshine. The site was full and could be viewed as a bit cramped in some areas. It was a bit of a trek to the toilet block, but worth the walk as they were spotless. The cleaning of the toilet block was done in the afternoon which was much more convenient, in my opinion. TV reception was okay if you've got a good aerial. Phone reception was very good. This site is within easy reach of the M5 Motorway so is a very good place for an overnight stop.
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