discover Worcestershire

Worcestershire is not only a beautiful landscape in its own right but is also central to so many places of interest.

Our favourites? We love the decadent splendour of Witley Court; the Roman Catholic hidey holes in Harvington Hall and a brisk walk up the Malvern hills. Glorious!

Arley Arboretum 10.2 miles

Arley Arboretum 10.2 miles

One of the oldest privately owned arboretums in Great Britain with a listed walled garden containing a formal Italian garden with fountain. In a beautiful setting by the River Severn and only open since 2002. Good for picnics. Tearoom on site.

http://www.arley-arboretum.org.uk
Avoncroft Museum of Buildings 8.9 miles

Avoncroft Museum of Buildings 8.9 miles

An open air museum of rescued buildings which have been relocated to the museum site just outside Bromsgrove. The museum's collection comprises 27 buildings . They include a fully functioning Windmill, the magnificent Guesten Hall, a Victorian church, a working chain shop and much more.

http://www.avoncroft.org.uk/
Bewdley 5 miles

Bewdley 5 miles

Bewdley is a delightful Georgian town set on the River Severn with its own museum. Well worth a visit.

http://www.wyreforestdc.gov.uk/museum
Black Country Living Museum 13.4 miles

Black Country Living Museum 13.4 miles

In the shadow of Dudley Castle in the heart of the Black Country. Historic buildings have been moved and authentically rebuilt at the museum . Costumed demonstrations bring the buildings to life in the unique Black Country way. Restaurants on site

http://www.bclm.co.uk/
Bodenham Arboretum 5.5miles

Bodenham Arboretum 5.5miles

Situated near Wolverley, outside Kidderminster, is a garden begun in 1973 and which is an oasis of plantations, pools and avenues all beautifully landscaped. There are over 3000 species of trees and shrubs from all over the world. Visitor Centre and Restaurant on site.

http://www.bodenham-arboretum.co.uk/
Go Ape Wyre Forest 9.3miles

Go Ape Wyre Forest 9.3miles

If you like trees you will love these!. Award winning outdoor adventure for all the family. Zip wires, Tarzan swings, obstacles - all set in glorious woodland. 

https://goape.co.uk/days-out/wyre
Hanbury Hall 11.9 miles

Hanbury Hall 11.9 miles

A National Trust run historic house near Droitwich. William and Mary style house, built in 1701 by Thomas Vernon, a Whig MP for Worcester. Surrounding the house are twenty acres of recreated 18th c gardens and 400 acres of park.

https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/hanbury-hall-and-gardens
Hartlebury Castle Museum 2.2 miles

Hartlebury Castle Museum 2.2 miles

Home to Worcestershire County Museum and once home to the Bishops of Worcester for over 1000 years. The museum exhibits a large range of collections from Gypsy Caravans to toys through time, as well as authentic room sets such as schoolrooms and sculleries.

http://www.worcestershire.gov.uk/museums/info/3/county_museum
Harvington Hall 2.1 miles

Harvington Hall 2.1 miles

An Elizabethan moated Manor House with the country's finest series of Priests' hiding places and original Elizabethan wall paintings. Charming Gardens running down to the Moat. Tea Room and Gift shop

http://www.harvingtonhall.com/
Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust 22.7 miles

Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust 22.7 miles

The trust runs ten museums and manages 35 historic sites within the Gorge in Shropshire, which is widely considered to be the birthplace of the Industrial Revolution. You will need a full day to fully take in all that is on offer here.

http://www.ironbridge.org.uk/
Jinney Ring Craft Centre 11.8 miles

Jinney Ring Craft Centre 11.8 miles

A traditional craft centre near Bromsgrove, with a large Gallery and Shop. There are craft workshops on site as well as a farmhouse restaurant for coffee, lunch or afternoon tea. You can see skilled craftsmen at work in what is one of the most visited craft centres in the West Midlands.

http://www.jinneyring.co.uk/
Severn Valley Railway 2.5 miles

Severn Valley Railway 2.5 miles

The 16 mile line runs along the Severn Valley following the course of the River Severn for much of its route. This is now one of the foremost heritage railways in the country. Trains run from Kidderminster, via Bewdley, to Bridgnorth, through wonderful countryside.

http://www.svr.co.uk/
Stourport Canal Basin 4.2 miles

Stourport Canal Basin 4.2 miles

Stourport began as a canal town and the basin remains largely intact from the golden age of canals. A recent restoration and regeneration project has returned the basin to its original Georgian splendour. Plenty to see including the locks at work and the five historic basins which house nearly 100 narrow boats.

https://canalrivertrust.org.uk/places-to-visit/destination/30/stourport-basins
The Malvern Hills 21.6 miles

The Malvern Hills 21.6 miles

A wonderful backdrop made famous by Elgar's lyrical music. You can walk from one end to the other with glorious views on all sides. 

http://www.visitthemalverns.org/home
West Midland Safari Park  6.5 miles

West Midland Safari Park 6.5 miles

The park covers at least 200 acres incorporating a 4 mile self drive safari where you can see African Wild Hunting Dogs, White Tigers, Elephant, Giraffe, Rhino and Wallabies. On foot there is Pets corner, Sealion Theatre, a new Seaquarium, as well as a fun fair area. A great day out with the kids.

http://www.wmsp.co.uk/index.php
Witley Court 12.3 miles

Witley Court 12.3 miles

A Grade 1 listed building and managed by English Heritage. Once owned by the Earl of Dudley this site is spectacular. Close to Great Witley with beautiful restored gardens, Baroque church and the Perseus and Andromeda Fountain. Visitor Centre and Cafe onsite.

http://www.english-heritage.org.uk/daysout/properties/witley-court-and-gardens/
Worcester Cathedral 13.2miles

Worcester Cathedral 13.2miles

A magnificent and inspiring building in a beautiful setting overlooking the River Severn.

http://www.worcestercathedral.co.uk
Worcester Porcelain Museum 13.2miles

Worcester Porcelain Museum 13.2miles

The museum houses the world's largest collection of Worcester Porcelain. It houses over 10,000 objects made between 1751 and the present day. In the heart of historic Worcester and close to the Cathedral.

https://www.museumofroyalworcester.org
Worcestershire Guide Book

Worcestershire Guide Book

For more information on our particular corner of the county, you can take a look at the North Worcestershire guide.

http://www.visitnorthworcestershire.com
Wyre Forest guide

Wyre Forest guide

It is also worth looking at the local Wyre Forest guide which is full of local information.

http://www.visitwyreforest.co.uk