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

Civil War Reenactors
The Commandery

Worcester

Sat 27 - Mon 29 Aug 2016

How did it feel to be an eye-witness on that fateful day in 1651? Experience life as a civilian during the Battle of Worcester and hear horrifying accounts from the Civil War battlefield in one of Worcester's most historic buildings.

Dressed for Drama
Worcester Cathedral

Worcester

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.

Worcester Markets
Angel Place

Worcester

Sat 27 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.

One of our many stallholders, Annalisa
Hartigan Arts

Malvern

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.

Pershore Plum Festival
Pershore Town Centre

Pershore

Fri 12 - Mon 29 Aug 2016

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

Skilled Hands from a Potter's Wheel Workshop
Eastnor Pottery

Malvern

Sat 27 - Sun 28 Aug 2016

Spend a relaxing weekend making pots on the potter’s wheel.

Worcester Festival
Worcester City Centre

Worcester

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.

Brockhampton Great Hall.
Brockhampton Estate (National Trust)

Worcester

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.

Kiteflying at Croome
Croome (National Trust)

Worcester

Sun 28 Aug 2016

Bring your kite to fly on Church hill and watch experts from the Midlands Kite Fliers as they show off their impressive kites; you can even have a go.

Peter Rabbit
Forge Mill & Bordesley Abbey

Redditch

Sat 3 Sep 2016

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

Shelsley Walsh
Shelsley Walsh

Worcester

Sun 4 Sep 2016

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

Severn Valley Railway
Severn Valley Railway

Kidderminster

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

Worcester

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

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

Worcester

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

Droitwich

Sun 11 Sep 2016

Seas Of Mirth at Worcester Music Festival

Worcester

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.

Mercury
Swan Theatre

Worcester

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

Worcester

Sat 17 Sep 2016

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

Local Tourism News

GRAB A SNEAK PEEK AT HARTLEBURY CASTLE FOR FREE THIS HERITAGE OPEN DAYS

25 August 2016

There's something for everyone at Hartlebury this Heritage Open Days. From Friday 9th September to Sunday 11th September there's a host of free activities, from stores tours to a sneak peek around the castle to family activities.

SWAN-THEATRE-LAUNCHES-AT-WORCESTER-FESTIVAL

25 August 2016

A bit of a special this year – the launch of this year’s professional Swan Theatre Pantomime, Cinderella, has been incorporated as part of this year’s Worcester Festival, and will take place on the High Street this Saturday, 27th August, right in the middle of the Bank Holiday Weekend – the big finale to the Festival.

TRAIN TO BE A KNIGHT OR A PRINCESS AT HARTLEBURY CASTLE THIS BANK HOLIDAY.

25 August 2016

On Bank Holiday Monday (29 August) from 11am-4pm visitors can meet gallant Sir John, the Dark Knight Sir Christopher and the beautiful Princess Poppy in the glorious surroundings of Hartlebury Castle. Families can learn how to duel and practice for a joust just like a Knight, and learn how to curtsy and dance like a proper Princess.

CATHEDRAL HIGHLIGHTS FIRST WORLD WAR STORIES

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.

 Click here for more press releases.

Featured Accommodation

Dormy House Hotel

Dormy House Hotel

Broadway

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

Broadway

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

Worcester

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

Worcester

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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