Tetbury, England

Tetbury is a town and civil parish within the Cotswold district of Gloucestershire. It lies on the site of an ancient hill fort, on which an Anglo-Saxon monastery was founded, about 30 km southwest of Bibury. The population of the parish was 5,250.

The centre of Tetbury

The centre of Tetbury

The splendid pillared Tetbury Market House built in 1655

Tetbury Market House

I wandered around the city centre and found the tourist information accidentally, entered and got some brouchure. Then I went to St Mary church on Church Street.

Tetbury Parish Church of St Mary the Virgin and St Mary Magdalen.

Church of St Mary the Virgin and St Mary MagdalenChurch of St Mary the Virgin and St Mary Magdalen

There has been a Christian place of worship on the site of St Marys’ since at least 681 AD. The present church was built following the demolition of the medieval church in 1777. The church today, with its elegant spire, is a focal point in the town.


St Marys’ is open every day for people to come and visit, sit quietly, or attend any of the regular services.

Church Street of Tetbury

Church Street of Tetbury

After the St. Mary Church I went to Long Street and got into the souvenir shop, Highgrove.

Prince Charles and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, at the opening of Highgrove shop on
Tetbury High Street (March 2008) that will sell produce from the gardens of their Highgrove estate.

The Inside of the HighgroveThe inside of Highgrove

I got some chocolates and a bottle of honey for my family in the shop and left this town.

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