Tewkesbury Abbey Caravan Club Site

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What a Difference

A warm welcome on arrival from the very friendly wardens. We had booked a service pitch so we could use our own facilities, which worked well. Nice wide pitches but being a 8.5 metre motorhome with a fence behind us meant it was difficult to open our back garage door as the pitches are nice and wide they are not as deep as we are used to on the private sites. The whole site is so very different to when we were at Tewkesbury before. The site used to be all grass with lots of trees and roots making pitching quite difficult to get level. It's now very open with some new planting, there are still some grass pitches and multi surface pitches as well as the service pitches and all can been booked on line. Wardens worked very hard seeding the grass pitches for next year. We were really lucky to be able to visit the Abbey, just beautiful inside and the gardens are amazing with a fantastic twisted old Hazel tree. Beautiful walks around the Mill and Victoria Gardens as well as into the village.
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a little disappointed

First visit back since site refurbished and didn't realise unless you booked a serviced pitch that the remaining pitches are grass which is not great at this time of year. There are multisurface pitches but you put your awning on the grass. As you can imagine the grass pitches were very muddy! Another thing which spoiled the stay was that even though 4 people were allowed to use the washrooms out of 9 toilets only 3 were open and same with showers out of the 9 only 3 open! Haven't came across this at any of the sites we stayed at this summer - the number of facilities matched the number of people allowed in...... Apart from my moan it is in a good location to walk into Tewkesbury and walks around the riverside,

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Epitomy of a well managed Caravan Park

We have just returned from a five night stay at Tewkesbury and were delighted with how well managed the site is in spite of the current pandemic restrictions. Although many of the customary local attractions are closed or operating at less than full capacity there is still much in the area to occupy the visitor and arouse interest. The wardens have a free list of easy to follow walk instructions and we were able to sample some of them with no map needed. Nearby towns such as Gloucester, (you have to visit the regenerated docks area) and Upton upon Severn with its plethora of river side pubs are both easily cyclable following the Sustrans Route 45 which is mostly on quiet lanes once away from Tewkesbury town.(OS Explorer Maps Recommended). Unfortunately theatres and Tourist Information Centres remain closed due to Covid 19 restrictions but at least Tewkesbury Museum is open in the afternoons from 1.00 pm. Great fish & chips from The Abbey Fryer in Barton Street which can be pre-ordered by phone to be ready for collection. Even in mid autumn this is a great place to stay. Our multi surfaced pitch was large although it is requested that awnings are pitched on the grass at the side of the block paved 'van parking area. The site sanitation facilities appear to have been refurbished three or four years ago and the showers are the best that we have seen in the past 12 years staying widely across the network of Caravan & Motor Home Club sites. Well done to all the staff at Tewkesbury for all your efforts in maintaining a very high standard in all aspects of the park.
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Always love coming here "BUT"

Always love coming here "BUT" this time we got a little cheesed off with the wardens having a go at one couple in a American RV. talking to him he said last time he backed in but was told to drive in because of side door was on, this time he drove in & same warden ( big guy with bandage thing on leg) told him to turn around AGAIN. then another warden had a go because on his way to the main gate his dog did a poo ( which he got up) Are we suppose to tell the dogs to stop? Others around said there were fed up of the wardens having ago the people in this van as it was spoiling there time too. normally such a great site.
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Quick stop

A great place to stop when enroute home from Devon up the M5 as only a few miles from the motorway. Big site which was full when we arrived so our pitch and been preallocated. We tried out the multi surface pitch which was great, block paving plus a grass area. Bells from abbey every15 mins was very noticeable as we were in our campervan. Would be less of an issue for caravan and Motorhome owners. Large area to walk dog off site but nothing on site which means some owners were using grass beside pitches for early morning or late at night. Need to remember to take your fob to open pedestrian gate too before 7.30am. Would be good to have a small on site pit stop area for dogs like Cirencester has. Dogs welcome in the abbey which is only open 9 to 1 at present. We had a takeaway curry delivered to site which worked well. Menu in information room. having bands in a bucket to use facilities works well, as unlike other sites people didn’t seem to forget to put them back . There were queues at peak times but nothing major.
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Wasted Opportunity

The wardens try very hard to look after this site, however the design & layout leave much to be desired. Whilst we had no problems with our pitch some pitches are very small ( including 1 which was parralel to the main exit road & also some pitches are not at all level. I was also surprised at how soft the ground on some of the pitches was considering we have had an exceptionaly dry spell of weather. The Motorhome service point was very far from level both front to back & sideways. Making it impossible to fully drain the waste tank or fill the water tank; although it was at least a drive over grid & not the ridiculous system of having to lift the lid as on some other sites. On the plus side the site is very easily accessible to the town & the Severn & Avon rivers. Unlikely to visit this site again as I would not want to take the risk of ending up on one of the postage stamp pitches or stuck in the mud
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Lovely Site

Spent two nights here, a lovely welcome, good pitch, very clean facilities. We have two dogs and they were totally spoilt by having two huge fields right next to the site to charge around in! Met some lovely friendly people, especially one chap who gave us a tap connector as we had the wrong one (only our second time out!) Lots to do and see. Would definitely book again.
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Right Up Our Alley

We stayed here as part of our current tour. What a fabulous site. Although the site was nearly full with few remaining pitches we found one that looked OK. It was sloping slightly in the wrong direction for our motor-home. A quick word with the warden and we turned around and everything was fine. We had plenty of space all around us. The on-site facilities are very good and kept spotlessly clean by a very hard working team of friendly wardens. There are some nice touches around the site with flower tubs and bugs hotel which are very attractive. Walking from the site to the interesting town of Tewkesbury, the nearby countryside and the Abbey is very easy and worthwhile, especially the Battle Tour. The site office provided information on a variety of walks including the fantastic Alleys walk. There are some great pubs and restaurants to visit also.
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Lovely site - Near to Town & Abbey

Just spent 5 days at Tewkesbury and had a lovely time. The site entrance is decorated with lovely flowers and amusing "things" to welcome you. We were met at the gates by a very helpful and friendly chap who explained the site rules and COVID regulations etc., in a very friendly manner. We chose our grassed plot (49) that was really spacious (seen some comments that some plots were tight!!) and it was clean and tidy too. All the staff were very pleasant and helpful, and work extremely hard to keep the site in tip top shape, they even apologising for the noise, when a guest left, and they had to cut the grass plot ready for their next guest, whist we were having a cuppa sat outside our caravan. Its so near the Abbey and the lovely town that we didn't use our car the whole time we were there. The site office supplied us with a map of the town. Its a shame that Tewkesbury Town Tourist Information Office was closed so we couldn't get maps of places to go/walk/cycle/see etc ., but we saw lots by just wandering down to the river and walking along, exploring the town and then at the boat house. We have booked again for 2021.
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Pros and Cons

We were met on arrival by lovely wardens and found the site very easy to access from the M5 either from north or south, fantastic location a short stroll from Tewksbury centre and the Abbey, with a large supermarket nearby with a fuel station. The site is an absolute credit to the hard working wardens, facilities were spotless and we found the safety measures worked well, had to wait a couple of times but in these strange days that's understandable. The floral decorations around the site are beautiful. Some nice walking from the site, we did the Battle Walk which is well signposted and also the Ham walk, both highly recommended. For us the cons were the pitches, as others have said they seemed to be predominately grass and very tight, so much so that we returned after a walk and found that the motorhomer on the next pitch had thought it ok to wind his canopy out fully and then put his awning on the end of that too, unbelievably I couldn't open my drivers side door without scraping against his awning, never had that in all our years of caravaning, after having a word he reluctantly wound his canopy in and moved his awning to an acceptable distance, needless to say he wasn't very pleased with us and it made for an uncomfortable couple of days until we travelled on to our next destination. Unfortunately our Tv reception was non existent on our pitch with no bollard plug in option and phone signal very poor. Have to say that with more hard standing and better spaced pitches this would probably be one of our favourite sites on the system. Next time we will book well in advance and go for a service pitch. They were huge, as were the hard standing pitches.
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