The Gloucestershire market town of Tewkesbury lies at the meeting point of the Rivers Severn and Avon. Around eight miles from Cheltenham, Tewkesbury is home to roughly 10,000 people.
The town's characterful half-timbered Tudor buildings and narrow alleyways unfold in a medieval street plan that lies in the shadow of a fine 12th century Abbey boasting the highest Norman tower in England. Tewkesbury's three museums include the John Moore Countryside Museum.
Local amenities include the Cascades Leisure Centre, The Roses theatre and cinema, Victoria Gardens, the Vineyards playing fields and the wildlife haven of Lassington Wood.
Until the 20th century, Tewkesbury's economy relied on agriculture but then became the focus of the aircraft industry. Today, there is still much light engineering around Tewkesbury, as well as a growing number of financial companies, such as Eagle Star Insurance and Endsleigh.