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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

Worcester

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

Kidderminster

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

Droitwich

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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  • buses | transport | heritage
    The museum houses a collection of buses and battery electric vehicles. It is open every weekend between the end of March and the end of October.
  • The nature trail at Lower Smite Farm offers a peaceful walk in beautiful surroundings | We offer meeting and conference facilities in beautiful surroundings | Get nose-to-nose with nature through our wild activities and events
    A 150 acre working arable farm with a nature trail, Environmental Education Centre and conference and meeting facilities.
  • Kidderminster

    Once a thriving carpet factory, the Stour Vale Mill is now the only Museum of Carpet in the country. A centre of heritage, art and industry the museum celebrates the history of carpet design, the evolution of carpet manufacture and the heritage of those who worked in local industry through live demonstrations and clever interactives.
  • Worcester

    Worcester Cathedral has been a place of prayer and worship for fourteen centuries. Highlights include the spectacular end to end vista, King John’s tomb, Prince Arthur’s Chantry, St Wulfstan’s Crypt, the early 12th century round chapter house, medieval cloister and magnificent Victorian stained glass.
  • Kidderminster

    Once a thriving carpet factory, the Stour Vale Mill is now the only Museum of Carpet in the country. A centre of heritage, art and industry the museum celebrates the history of carpet design, the evolution of carpet manufacture and the heritage of those who worked in local industry through live demonstrations and clever interactives.
  • Bewdley

    West Midland Safari Park has a great line up of fantastic family entertainment for the summer season this year.
  • Evesham

    Educational & Fun Day Out! | Lots of Indoor & Outdoor Activities! | Amazing Animals and Lifesize Dinosaurs!
    A fantastic year-round family attraction, comprising of plenty of activities and animals both indoor and outdoor, to keep all ages entertained whatever the weather!
  • Worcester

    A beautiful 30 acre garden for all tastes and ages offering one of the largest private collections of plants outside the major botanical gardens. Enjoy glorious gardens, a deer park and wonderful Tea Room serving lunches and afternoon teas.
  • Redditch

    Delve deep into our Traditional & new age farming world, a fantastic & educational way to enjoy a family fun filled day. Your favourite farm animals are just waiting to say hello, along with lots to do for all ages.
  • Worcester

    A ‘Capability’ Brown landscape with acres of parkland waiting to be discovered. Explore Croome Court which stands proudly at it’s heart or visit our restored wartime buildings now a RAF museum and Visitor Centre.
  • Worcester

    This 'Capability' Brown landscape has acres of parkland waiting to be discovered. Explore Croome Court which stands proudly at it's heart or visit our restored wartime buildings now a RAF museum and Visitor Centre with children's play areas.
  • Evesham

    Enjoy the views as you travel through the old apple orchards on a narrow gauge steam train at Evesham Country Park.
  • Kidderminster

    Discover Worcestershire's story, explore the magnificent grounds, and follow in the footsteps of Royalty as you enjoy a visit to Hartlebury Castle and Worcestershire County Museum.
  • Bromsgrove

    Beautiful 200 year old barns converted into 12 craft studio workshops, plant shop, daytime farmhouse restaurant, craft gallery and gift shop. Superb landscape gardens with stunning views of the Malverns.
  • Worcester

    Encounter the past brought to life in a beautiful Grade I listed building with an 800 year history. The Commandery is most famous for being the Royalist Headquarters during the Battle of Worcester in 1651.

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