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Welcome to Tenbury Wells


Mayor of Tenbury

Cllr. Eric Hudson


Whichever route is taken into Tenbury, you will pass through beautiful countryside. 

When you arrive in the town, you will be met with a warm and friendly welcome.

Why is this?  If you are a local resident who was born and bred here, or if you have moved here from another part of the country, you appreciate its many amenities and attractions.

It is unusual for a small town to have an historic entertainment venue such as The Regal, a swimming pool and leisure facility, many sporting activities to suit young and old, a small hospital in Burford and a central Doctor's surgery, two parish churches at St. Mary's and St. Michaelss together with other denominations, a national supermarket but with many individually owned shops, an expenading Business Park, Tenbury Transport Trust and thriving community groups.

Like many rurally located communities, we are not without our concerns but on the whole, it is a good place to live.

When you visit, please call at the Tourist Information Centre, visit The Pump Rooms and follow the Hidden Tenbury Trail.

Welcome to Tenbury.


Tenbury Town Council

Tenbury Town Council is based at The Pump Rooms in the centre of Tenbury Wells.

The Council has 13 members who are elected from two wards, St. Michaels Ward and Tenbury Town.

St. Michael’s ward elects 2 Councillors, Tenbury Town elects 11 Councillors.

Councillors take on specific areas of responsibility for Facilities (formerly Premises & Amenities), Finance, Planning and various task groups.

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The Town Council employs a Clerk who is the Proper Officer (a statutory post) of the council


The Market Town of Tenbury Wells

Tenbury Wells is a small ancient market town situated in the very north west of Worcestershire on the A456, close to the borders of Herefordshire and Shropshire.

Tenbury Round MarketIt is separated from south Shropshire by the fast flowing River Teme, which begins its journey in mid Wales.

Tenbury is 35 miles south west of England’s second major city, Birmingham, and 25 miles from the border between England and Wales. The town nestles peacefully in the beautiful Teme Valley that is under-explored.

The area is still largely unspoilt farming country and perfect for walking in the delightful countryside of the Teme Valley.

Tenbury had the ‘Wells’ added to its name in the mid 19th century to help promote the Mineral Water Wells that had been found in the town from 1840 onwards. The mineral waters brought about the building in 1862 of the now restored Tenbury Spa, or Pump Rooms as it is generally known.

The town is a good base for discovering other areas of the Teme Valley and beyond. It is close to some excellent walks and has variety of interesting shops. Tenbury lies in an area known for growing hops and cider apples. “The Town in the Orchard”.

Queen Victoria referred to Tenbury as ”my little town in the orchard” The affection could not have been more appropriate