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 ...

We are now open following extensive refurbishments this winter. 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 will be 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.

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.

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

Prices

Extras

Price per night for extra car: £2.00

Supplements

Supplement per night per service pitch £3.90

Pitches

Touring pitch types Awning Without Awning
Standard (electric & hardstanding)

Yes

Standard (electric & grass)

Yes

Yes

Non-electric (hardstanding)
Non-electric (grass)
Serviced (electric & hardstanding)

Yes

Serviced (electric & grass)
Super (electric & hardstanding)

Nearby

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

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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Having visited this site several times but not for about two years, we had a very pleasant surprise at the changes that have been made. We chose a hard standing which took the form of a block paved surface. This would preclude setting up an awning on it as pegs could not be hammered in. However, an awning could be set up on the grass to the side of the pitch. There were only a few of this type of pitch and the rest were normal hard standings or grass. Most pitches are level. The new facilities block was superb and kept immaculately clean. A vast improvement from the old facilities. The site is a stone's throw from the town centre where there are numerous restaurants and pubs. Also the Abbey is well worth a visit as is the John Moore's museum. There is a bus stop about 200 metres from the site entrance with frequent services to various destinations. As usual the wardens were very friendly and helpful and kept the site extremely tidy.
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Revamp has left the site with some flaws

Having used the Tewkesbury site before I was keen to see what improvements the revamp had delivered. The new toilet block is fIrst class in its facilities and now being raised above flood level, should remain so. It's a pity that the planners did not give more thought to pedestrian access to the facilities though. While stepped access is at one end of the building and disabled ramp access at the other, both the steps and the ramp face in the same direction towards the town side of the site. This means that occupants of half the pitches have to walk via the roadways to enter the block from the other side. The refurbishment works have left the grass areas very uneven, and, because more pitches have been created within the grassed areas rather than having direct access from the road, crossing other people's pitches on foot to try and find a route to the toilet block is inevitable. Some marked footpaths crossing the site would be helpful. Otherwise still a site worth visiting, especially with the walks by the abbey, along the river bank, the battlefield trail and around the historic town.

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Loss of Character

We spent 3 nights at Tewkesbury in mid September in our motorhome. This was our third visit, but first to the new 'improved' site, but what a difference, lovely facilities but no character, all a bit sterile and all a bit cramped. We note there are now less pitches than before but everybody seems to be too close together, especially on the grass pitches. A few more shrubs between pitches would help. Just one final comment, why do members insist on cutting across pitches or climb barriers when walking to the facilities? There are perfectly good roads on the site without the need to invade people's privacy, it's just good manners. Manners aside, it's a perfectly placed site for exploring Tewkesbury and could be excellent with the planting of a few well placed shrubs.
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Transit camp but great overnight stop

Having titled this transit camp I hold my hands up to being part of the problem. This is a perfect overnight stop on the way to the west country. Fab new amenities block. We have stayed here for an overnight stop previously on several occasions so the changes to the site were a surprise. massive vegetation clearance has taken place and that doesn't help the overall appearance. However, this needs to be done from time to time and re-landscaping wont grow overnight. Things like peg numbers and layout can be adjusted over time, not the end of the world. However, back to the transit camp feel. Inevitable in peak season. Right in the heart of the town and walking distance from shops pubs and restaurants, Tewkesbury deserves a longer look but I wouldn't want to stay long really due to the constant movement and, in high season, the site is very busy. Great overnight stop though and will be back next time we go to Cornwall :)

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An opportunity missed.

First time here in many years, so, a bit biased as we liked the 'old' site, it now feels very crowded, a bit like another Tewkesbury car park !... are there more pitches than before ? It certainly feels like there are, no onsite planting...and it shows. Very stark and bare, making being overlooked by the blocks of 4 story flats more intrusive than they ever seemed before. The 4 or is it 5 differant types of pitch is very confusing, the 'mixed surface' type particularly so, who is it for ? Motorhomes or Caravans or neither ? The block paving ones seem a bit 'over the top'. Now the good stuff, the Wardens are GREAT...thankyou for cleaning the fabulous new loos in the afternoons between 2.00 and 4.00 pm other sites..Take note. Lovely new drive over motorhome emptying point...no more back breaking hernia inducing manhole cover lifting. A missed oppurtunity for a great site. Of course being close to a lovely town like Tewkesbury means it will often be full, especially with motorhomes.
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