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Worcestershire is a great place to step back in time to a bygone era and cherish the delights of days gone by.

There are a great selection of Historic Houses and sites to explore across the county as well as various Museums depicting its history. 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.

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  • Kidderminster

    Once a thriving carpet factory, the Stour Vale Mill is now home to the Museum of Carpet. As a centre of heritage, art and industry the Museum of Carpet has four galleries that celebrate the history of carpet design, the evolution of carpet manufacture and the heritage of those who worked in local industry.
  • 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.
  • 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

    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.
  • 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.
  • Evesham

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

    Westons Cider is situated in the Herefordshire countryside on the A449 between Ledbury and Ross-on-Wye. Guided Mill Tours at 11.00am, 12.30pm, 2.00pm and 3.30pm daily. Cider Shop open daily. Free Parking, Free Play Park.
  • Malvern

    Prior's Hall, C. 1480, of former Benedictine Monastery. Library, Religious Vestments, Embroideries, Paintings. 10 acre garden - lakes, spring bulbs, blossom, old roses and shrubs.
  • 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.
  • Cheltenham

    Hidden Gem of the Cotswolds | Beautifully Striking Inside and Out | Rescued by Dent, Worcester Glove Makers
    Explore the castle’s fascinating past and enjoy a host of exciting events throughout the year. Children will love scaling the wooden fort and whizzing on the zip wire in the Adventure Playground, as well as tackling the assault course.
  • Hereford

    Built on a place of worship used since Saxon times, Hereford Cathedral contains some of the finest examples of architecture from Norman times to the present day.
  • Bromsgrove

    DZG is unique . . . a zoo with hundreds of animals set around an 11th century castle incorporating the world’s largest single collection of Tecton buildings all sited on a 40-acre wooded hillside with a rich geological history.
  • Redditch

    Welcome to Ragley where there's something for everyone! Whether it’s an action-packed day out for the whole family, a stunning venue at which to hold your corporate event or wedding, or somewhere tranquil to get lost in your own thoughts
  • Malvern

    The Holywell Spring is the original and now only source of Malvern Water - records indicate that bottling production began on the site of the Holy Well as early as 1622.
  • Worcester

    The collections of the Mercian Regiment Museum Worcestershire are currently housed in display galleries at the City Museum, called "The Worcestershire Soldier".

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