Tewkesbury (4), Gloucestershire. Location map
 
  The Mill Avon weir, Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire, England   The Mill Avon weir, Tewkesbury.

There are many minor rivers and streams running through and around Tewkesbury, some of which swell to immense proportions when conditions are right for a flood. Most notable is the Mill Avon, which forms the western limit of the town. This branch of the Avon brings pleasure boats to the heart of the town today.

 

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  The Mill Avon, Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire, England   The Mill Avon, Tewkesbury.

You can see from this view that the river is popular with boating enthusiasts. It is possible to take boating trips on the river and you can see one of the glass topped river boats moored on it's jetty just below the Abbey tower.

 

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  King John's Bridge over the River Avon, Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire, England   King John's Bridge, Tewkesbury.

King John had this bridge built over the River Avon at the end of the 12th century when it consisted of a narrow stone bridge and a long wooden causeway, but the demands of traffic have turned the causeway into an earth embankment and caused the bridge to be considerably widened.

 

 

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  Narrowboat, River Avon, Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire, England   The River Avon, Tewkesbury.

This part of the River Avon is popular for mooring as it is near the town centre. Here a canal narrowboat is in the process of being moored with King John's Bridge in the background.

 

 

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