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.

It 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

Welcome to Tenbury Wells

When you visit Tenbury Wells, please take time to look around the town centre, the whole of which is a conservation area and contains an interesting selection of old buildings.  Do not miss The Pump Rooms, a unique structure built in the 19th Century to house the newly discovered mineral water well.  Waters pumped up from the well were used both for bathing in and to be drunk and were reputed to cure many ills.  Now the Town Council Offices, the room is used for meetings, weddings and by local groups, however when not in use, staff are happy to show visitors round if you ring the bell.  For a definite visit, then call ahead to ensure the room is free.

Tenbury Wells is also fortunate enough to have The Regal, a rare surviving example of a 1930's cinema, complete with art deco murals around the auditorium.  Not only is it still operating as a cinema, but also as a theatre with regular plays and live acts being performed.

 In the somewhat oddly named Market Square, which is really more triangular in shape, is The Round Market.  This was built to provide a covered area to allow for the sale of butter and other local produce.

You will find an interesting selection of friendly independent shops together with a variety of places to eat and drink. 

If you have young children, there is a children's playground and an area of open parkland called The Burgage, adjacent to the public car park.

More help and information can be found in the Tourist Information Centre in Teme Street, which is open from 10.00 am to 4.00 pm, Monday to Friday throughout the year

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