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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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  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Traditional cottage garden | Free musical concerts | Dog Friendly
    The birthplace of Sir Edward Elgar is most definitely home to ‘Land of Hope and Glory’. Set in sight of his beloved Malvern Hills, this small family home in the village of Lower Broadheath is the perfect environment for nurturing a creative genius.
  • 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.
  • Evesham

    A 14th Century building, once part of the medieval Abbey complex, now home to a unique and eclectic collection that tells the story of the area from the prehistoric to the present day.
  • Kidderminster

    Take an exciting steam train ride along the Severn Valley Railway's scenic 16-mile span from Kidderminster to Bridgnorth. Explore historic stations, enjoy interactive exhibitions, experience fantastic events and much more!
  • Worcester

    Explore the lost history of a house and city when you visit this beautiful example of Tudor architecture and discover how it has adapted and changed over the centuries from a home for weavers to an ARP office, via tavern and coffee shop!
  • Worcester

    Great Witley Parish Church has the most stunning interior of any Baroque church in England. Attached to, although not part of, English Heritage's Witley Court, entry is free and there is a display about the history of the court and church.
  • Kidderminster

    Harvington Hall is a moated manor house with rare Elizabethan wall paintings & the largest series of priests' hiding places in the country.
  • 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.

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