You can’t explore Worcestershire without delving into it’s past.

A County steeped in history, famed for its role in the Civil War but also home to industry like the Royal Porcelain and the Needle Works in Redditch.

There are a great selection of Historic Houses across the County as well as various Museums depicting its history – from the music of Elgar to the Carpet Museum in Kidderminster. There is a selection of churches scattered across Worcestershire telling of its religious history, one example being Great Witley Parish Church, with the most stunning interior of any Baroque church in England.

For those that prefer to soak up the scenery, you can take a journey on Britain’s premier steam railway, which provides some of the best riverside views in the country as it winds its way alongside the River Severn.

Worcester itself is a great picture of the old and the new: the city’s busy high street is situated only a short walk away from the Cathedral and the Commandery, where you can hear stories of inhabitants going back seven centuries.

The Commandry


The Commandery is the perfect place for a family day out – get to know your fearsome weapons, get stuck into our historic displays or become a Commandery explorer in our gardens. We also have an independent café on site, Commandery Coffee, which serves delicious home-made food, artisan coffee and loose leaf teas.

Severn Valley Railway


The Severn Valley Railway, chugs merrily through 16 miles of lush countryside from Kidderminster to Bridgnorth in neighbouring county Shropshire. Relax in your seat, sip a hot drink, read a book or simply enjoy the ride.

Witley Court and Gardens


Explore the dramatic ruins of Witley Court and travel back to a world of lavish house parties. Learn the stories behind the people who once lived and partied here, from servants to royal visitors. Discover elaborate parterre gardens and monumental fountains then find your way through enchanting woodland. As you explore the extensive grounds, remember to keep an eye out for the beautiful birds, including the great crested grebe, which make up Witley’s varied wildlife.

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