Peter Gillard & Co. Limited
Ashchurch Business Centre
National: 01684 290 243
International: +44 1684 290 243
Map and directions
We are located in the south-west of England, approx. 100 Km west of London. Our factory is adjacent to the M5 motorway (junction 9). Please see the location map above for more details. Local hotel accommodation is available at reasonable rates at the historic Royal Hop Pole Hotel via their website www.jdwetherspoonlodges.co.uk. Or ask us to book a room for you!
We are close to a main-line railway station at Cheltenham Spa. There are regular direct connections to London (Paddington), Birmingham (New Street) and Bristol (Temple Meads). Follow this link to www.the trainline.com for more details. There is also a railway station at Ashchurch (for Tewkesbury) but this has limited stopping trains.
We are within 1 – 2.75 hours drive of the six major airports in southern England; Birmingham, Bristol, London (Heathrow), London (Luton), London (Gatwick) and London (Stansted). All have numerous direct connections to most major European cities and many worldwide destinations. Both Birmingham (www.birminghamairport.co.uk) & Bristol (www.bristolairport.co.uk) are well served by many airlines, including Lufthansa, Air France, KLM, Brussels Airlines, easyJet, Ryanair, BMI & Flybe.
Airport transfers via coach are available at www.nationalexpress.com.
Alternatively we can arrange for a car to collect you from either Birmingham or Bristol airport.
If you hire a car, the approximate driving times to our factory from the major airports in southern England are:
|London (Heathrow)||1.75 hours|
|London (Luton)||1.75 hours|
|London (Gatwick)||2.5 hours|
|London (Stansted)||2.75 hours|
Tewkesbury is a small medieval market town known for the many half-timbered buildings & the Abbey that dominates the skyline. It stands at the confluence of the River Severn & the River Avon. The Domesday book (1086) records the place as Teodekesberie, a name which indicates a "fortified place of a man called Theoc" and features the Old English (Anglo-Saxon) suffix burh following a personal name (literally Theoc's Fort or Place).
The Battle of Tewkesbury took place on 4th May 1471 on a site just outside the town. It was one of the decisive battles of the Wars of the Roses.
The town’s most prominent historic monument is the Abbey Church of St. Mary the Virgin. This is one of the finest examples of Norman architecture in England, with the largest Romanesque crossing tower in Europe. Building started in 1102 AD & the Abbey was consecrated in 1121 (www.tewkesburyabbey.org.uk/history/).
For more details please visit: www.visittewkesbury.info
Photo: Tewkesbury Abbey in the snow - 2010.