The Tudor House Hotel is a 16th Century Tudor building, that has a rich history. Dating back to 1540, it’s little wonder there are a few spectres that have decided to stay here long after death. The most frequent of all the reports here is of a woman, known as the grey lady. However, some people have reported seeing a woman in white, it is not known whether or not these two are one in the same. A lady has been seen walking the corridors on several occasions, vanishing upon reaching a doorway. Believed to be the ghost of a maid who once worked here, who upon cruel treatment by her mistress, became severely depressed, committing suicide by leaping out of the window on the top floor, plunging to her death in the garden below.
There is also the reported sighting of a black Labrador The ghostly apparition of this dog has also been seen many times, most frequently at the top of the main staircase.
Reports also suggest the hotel is haunted by a small drummer boy, who has awoken many a guest in the middle of the night to the loud sound of a kettle drum.
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The original foundations of the Tudor House were laid in 1540, however, the main building was built sometime in the 17th century. Front elevations were added in 1701, and restoration was carried out in 1897. An interesting thing to note is that the door leading to the garden has axe marks, believed to made by Oliver Cromwell’s soldiers. The Tudor House was turned into a hotel in 1926.
About the Hotel
The Tudor House is a stunning 16th-century oak-beamed hotel, situated in the historical town of Tewkesbury, overlooking the River Avon. Rich with original features, that include exposed 300-year-old oak beams, open fireplaces, oak doors, a secret garden, and a priest’s hole.
In total there are 25 rooms with en-suite, all delightfully decorated. Some of the rooms have a stunning view of the River Avon, with the Adam suite especially offering a great view with its large bay window. Although the hotel has all the original features you’d expect of a 300-year-old property, you can also expect all the amenities a modern hotel should offer. TV, Tea and Coffee making facilities, and free wifi access.
The Tudor House also has its own bar known as Cromwell’s Real Ale Bar, where you can enjoy a cold one, as well as light snacks, and a full English breakfast. The Court Room restaurant also serves up food daily, from a modern British menu.
- Free wi-fi access
- Free onsite car parking
- Tea & Coffee making facilities
- Private dining services
- Meeting/Banquet facilities
- Laundry, Ironing, and Dry Cleaning service
- Bridal Suite
Things to Do
Located in a historic town, there are plenty of historical sights and buildings to visit. Such as the many antique markets, the abbey, Painswick rococo gardens, Roses Theatre, and Pittville Pump Room. Cheltenham Racecourse is also close-by as well as the Forest of Dean, which offers a spectacular range of natural beauty, which served as the inspiration to writers such as JRR Tolkien, and JK Rowling. The forest also has a range of outdoor activities going on.
If you fancy a round of golf or two, there are also many golf clubs in the area, such as Tewkesbury Park Hotel Golf Club, and Sherdons Golf Centre.
- Standard Four Poster
- Superior Four Poster
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