Tewkesbury Lower Lode Ferry
(to check the Ferry Timetable please call: 01684 293224)
** Operation of the Ferry is dictated by demand, season, weather and the state of the Severn river. The Real Time Live Feed headline above (in red) provides the latest information from the Ferry. Telephone 01684 293224 for timetable information.
There is a pleasent countryside alternative walk along the banks of the River Severn to the Lower Lode Inn (without Ferry crossing), see image below.
In about 1835 the canalisation of the river occured which raised the river level, before that the ferry crosssing was a ford route to Wales. Further back in time to the Wars of the Roses and the 1471 Battle of Tewkesbury, this was the route the fleeing Lanacastrians and Welsh contingent took, few made it, many meeting their end in the Bloody Meadow, to the side of Lower Lode Lane.
This is the Lower Lode Ferry around 1910, which carried horse drawn coaches, farm stock, pedestrians and early motor vehicles.
Usefull Information Buttons
Lower Lode Inn Visitor Information