Things to do, accommodation and places to eat in Worcestershire

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Visit Worcestershire

Welcome to the official Visit Worcestershire website - full of tourist information for Worcestershire for all the things you need to know to help plan day trips, short breaks or family holidays in Worcestershire - a beautiful West Midlands county.

You can explore the vast amount of attractions and things to see and do, enjoy the great outdoors including the beautiful countryside and the many waterways, discover more about the history and heritage of the area including; Worcester's part in the English Civil War, an array of historic houses and a steam railway. There is also plenty to do for the whole family and unique shopping experiences. The county is also renowned for its sports including premiership rugby, first division cricket, basketball and horse-racing fixtures.

Accommodation providers offer a mixture of facilities whatever your budget for holidays in Worcestershire, including country house hotels, B&B's, self catering, camping and caravanning sites.

Worcestershire is famous for its local Food and Drink Produce and it's not just the sauce. Pubs, Restaurants and Cafes across the county serve local food and drink produce ensuring an authentic Worcestershire experience.

You can also search for many Festivals and Events happening throughout the year.

Let Worcestershire Tourist Information help you make your holiday in Worcestershire perfect!


Exploring Worcestershire

Dressed for Drama
Worcester Cathedral


Mon 22 - Sat 27 Aug 2016

An exhibition of period costume from British TV and film, set in Worcester Cathedral's stunning 12th century Chapter House.

Cannon loading at The Commandery
The Commandery


Tue 23 - Sun 28 Aug 2016

Go back in time with our team and find out about English Civil War with our hands-on talks and demos! Then make yourself something to take home (craft activities are £2).

Worcester Markets
Angel Place


Wed 24 Aug 2016

General Market in Angel place on Monday, Wednesday and Saturday's with a fabulous mix of goods as well as fresh produce and street food.

Pershore Plum Festival
Pershore Town Centre


Fri 12 - Mon 29 Aug 2016

The 2016 Pershore Plum Festival opens on the Sunday 3 July and runs until Monday 29th August.

Worcester Festival
Worcester City Centre


Tue 16 - Mon 29 Aug 2016

17 days of events, activities and fun for everyone across the city and beyond! With workshops, live music, arts and crafts, tours, exhibitions, drama, spoken word events, and even a village style fête.

Eastnor Pottery Potter's Wheel Workshop Group Demo
Eastnor Pottery


Fri 26 Aug 2016

Ever yearned to go ‘hands on’ with a potter’s wheel…or maybe you need to fine tune your technique? Whatever your experience, beginner or improver, this is the course for you.

Wild Art at Croome
Croome (National Trust)


Fri 26 Aug 2016

Get messy and create a clay work of art to take home with you

One of our many stallholders, Annalisa
Hartigan Arts


Sat 27 - Sun 28 Aug 2016

Free entry indoor Craft Fair with genuine professional and semi-professional artists and crafters. This craft fair is also the official permanent supplier of AEJ Malvern jewellery.

Brockhampton Great Hall.
Brockhampton Estate (National Trust)


Sun 28 Aug 2016

Join us for an afternoon of ancient music in the great hall in a lovely historic setting. Imagine what life was like for the Lords of the manor as the rooms are filled by the sound of these historic instruments.

Peter Rabbit
Forge Mill & Bordesley Abbey


Sat 3 Sep 2016

Outdoor theatre presentation of Beatrix Potter's story of Peter Rabbit.

Shelsley Walsh
Shelsley Walsh


Sun 4 Sep 2016

The ‘End of the Season’ Motorcycle Festival at Shelsley Walsh Hill Climb.

Severn Valley Railway
Severn Valley Railway


Tue 6 Sep 2016

Let the train take the strain. Then stop off during the day at Bewdley station where our bus rally has now become a firm favorite in the calendar.

Nurses cape
The Infirmary


Sat 10 Sep 2016

A rare opportunity to visit former nurses home, Mulberry House. Guided tours around the building learning more of nursing before reaching The Infirmary.

Former factory worker
Museum of Royal Worcester


Sun 11 Sep 2016

Free entry to the Museum of Royal Worcestershire on Sunday 11th September 2016 as part of the nationwide Heritage Open Day campaign.

Teme Valley Market


Sun 11 Sep 2016

Trading since October 1998, Teme Valley Market is one of the oldest farmer's markets in the country. Situated in the heart of the Worcestershire countryside alongside the River Teme, it is easily accessible with free parking.

Flowers and decorations
St Andrews Town Hotel


Sun 11 Sep 2016

Seas Of Mirth at Worcester Music Festival


Fri 16 - Sun 18 Sep 2016

Worcester Music Festival – one of the UK’s fastest growing metropolitan live music events – is a three-day celebration of original music which returns for the ninth consecutive year from September 16-18, 2016.

Swan Theatre


Sat 17 Sep 2016

The world’s leading tribute to the genius of Freddie Mercury and Queen.

The Queen's Of Country Show
Huntingdon Hall


Sat 17 Sep 2016

A celebration of the singers and songs with hits from female country artists from across the decades.

Local Tourism News


17 August 2016

Worcester Cathedral is this month displaying the results of research which has been carried out into the poignant stories of Worcestershire soldiers who died in the First World War and are commemorated in its cloister windows.


17 August 2016

This summer holiday, children and young people have the opportunity for their photograph to be taken as a famous person in history at Wonder Wardrobe, an event inspired by the ‘Dressed for Drama’ costume exhibition at Worcester Cathedral.
To compliment the costume exhibition, there are a number of costume-inspired fun, creative and mad activities for families over 6 days.


17 August 2016

One of only 24 Arts organisations in the Midlands to receive this funding, we are the only professional classical chamber orchestra in the country to have been awarded this grant.


11 August 2016

The Worcester Festival team is geared up and ready ahead of the launch of this year’s Worcester Festival on Saturday.

The Mayor of Worcester, Councillor Paul Denham, will officially open this year’s Worcester Festival outside the Guidhall at 11am this Saturday, just before the Gugge 2000 band get proceedings underway in their own inimitable way – for those who haven’t encountered them before, you’re in for a treat! – kicking off a total of 17 days of events and activities across the city of Worcester.

 Click here for more press releases.

Featured Accommodation

Dormy House Hotel

Dormy House Hotel


The 17th Century Dormy House Hotel is set high in the rolling Cotswold countryside between the picturesque villages of Broadway and Chipping Campden.

Hotel with 38 rooms, £250-£490 prpnb

The Fish Hotel

The Fish Hotel


Contemporary country style with a splash of Scandi design inspiration. The Fish’s 47 bedrooms are easy on the eye and soothing to the soul…

Guest Accommodation with 47 rooms, £125 pppnb, £125 prpnb

Brides Manor at Stanbrook Abbey

Brides Manor at Stanbrook Abbey Hotel


Stanbrook Abbey is an iconic former monastery nestled in 21 acres of Worcestershire countryside which has now been converted to a luxury wedding and conference venue.

Self-catering with 1 unit, £700 pupn sleeps 10

Sister Charlottes

Stanbrook Abbey Hotel


Set within 30 acres of stunning grounds, an extensive but sympathetic refurbishment has made the Abbey the amazing venue it is today. It is full of exquisite features designed for relaxation and comfort.

Hotel with 56 rooms


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