Worcestershire Attractions

Worcestershire offers visitors a range of local attractions in the region offering visitors a number of interesting and charming places to discover. The county includes a choice of attractions including museums, parks, gardens, historic buildings, theatre, concerts and events. Worcestershire’s location in the West Midlands means the scenic English countryside and the great outdoors are all within reach located close to the towns and cities with a range of things to see and do in the county.

We have outlined a number of interesting attractions and places to visit for visitors to Worcestershire, these include:

The Avoncroft Museum of Historic Buildings is located on the outskirts of Bromsgrove. It has displays a number of properties that have had to be dismantled and reconstructed these include a windmill. There is also the largest collection of telephone kiosks in the country. Those wanting a view can go to one of the highest points in the county, Walton Hill in the Clent Hills. Views from the summit here mean you can see for over twenty miles all around.

The Malvern Hills are an area of outstanding natural beauty (AONB) and are well known for their spring water and helped to put Great Malvern on the map as a spa town. The Hills are a number of named peaks between Hertfordshire and Worcestershire, the environment here makes it a favourite among walkers. The Malverns consist of a set of picturesque towns and villages throughout the Malvern Hills. Great Malvern has an 11th century Priory Church whilst the Malvern Museum in the Priory Gatehouse gives an insight in to the town's history as a spa town.

Worcester Cathedral is full of history having been a place of prayer since 680AD. The present building was constructed in 1084, the picturesque Worcester Cathedral is host to a number of famous attractions including King John's Tomb, Prince Arthur's Chantry and the early 12th century Chapter House. Guided tours are available and the facilities on site include a library and cathedral shop to get those souvenirs from. There is a coffee shop and visitors can go to the tower too, weather permitting. This beautiful cathedral is a wonderful site that dominates the area and carries much history with it.

Broadway Village had been a favourite among visitors for a long time. Broadway Village attracts many visitors each year, an attractive village has a main street that features some lovely stone cottages that line the main street. Those wishing to avoid the crowds may wish to visit in the off peak season, where it can be an altogether more relaxing experience. The Broadway tower is in the extensive country park, it is claimed on a clear day you can see over 10 counties, the view is superb. There are some buildings of note in the village including Abbot's Grange, a 14th century manor, the original hall, study, and chapel can still be seen. The Lygon Arms was once the local manor house, and then became an inn. The Lygon has hosted some distinguished company in its time such as Oliver Cromwell and Charles I.

Croome Park is famous for being Capability Brown's first complete landscape, a project that helped make his reputation and helped to establish a new garden style that would become so widely adapted. There are many miles of walks through the lakeside gardens, parkland and shrubberies. The national trust is now helping to restore the park to its former glories. There are some elegant buildings in the park, these and other structures are mainly the work of James Wyatt and Robert Adam.

The Royal Worcester Porcelain Works have become closely associated with Worcestershire and have been manufacturing fine china since back in 1751, it is currently the oldest English porcelain company still in operation. The company was granted a royal warrant in 1789, and enjoys being the preferred china ware of Queen Elizabeth. Royal Worcester Porcelain boasts an international following and is highly prized by collectors. They are located on Severn Street, a site they have been at for over 160 years. There is a museum, the Museum of Worcester Porcelain, a factory shop, where you can pick up a few bargains, a theatre where visitors are shown the history of the pottery, and the Manufactory, where visitors are shown what like would have been like for potters many years ago. The tours of the faculties are popular among visitors.

Spetchley Park & Gardens are located close to the city of Worcester. Almost hidden away from the road, these gardens have been looked after with great care by generations of the Berkeley family. The features include a great collection of plants from all over the world. There are primroses and daffodils among many others. The gardens can be viewed at your own leisure, they are a great calming influence that represents somewhere to getaway from it all and relax in beautiful surroundings. Picnics and afternoon tea are also popular here with visitors.

Arts enthusiasts can go to the Evesham Arts Centre, which has a wide range of arts related shows on offer. These include films to rock and brass bands to ballet to plays and musicals. In addition there is also stand up comedy and poetry, there are a wide range of shows so whatever your preference chances are there is a show that it appeal to nearly all tastes. There is also a bar here to enjoy refreshments at, the Arts Centre is located a short distance from Evesham town centre.

Worcestershire has one of the most popular family attractions in the West Midland Safari & Leisure Park. It is located in rural Worcestershire, the Park covers an area of nearly 200 acres that incorporates a four mile self drive safari where you will see many interesting animals, including a pack of African Wild Hunting Dogs in their own reserve, a stunning display of very rare White Tigers, Giraffes, the Rhino family and a herd of elephants, among many others.

With so many species to see you are sure to entertain the whole family for the day. Adventure seekers can go to the Leisure Area that contains a wide array of family fun rides, is sure to excite the whole family. There are places to have great picnics along with places to eat and souvenir shops. This attraction continues to prove a big hit with visitors.

It is recommended that prior to visiting Worcestershire; visitors do their research and ensure any sights and attractions they plan on visiting are actually open on the days you intend on coming. The transport is also worth checking as maintenance and engineering works can mean a restricted service on public transport and the road network.

Despite having a relatively low profile among English counties the county of Worcestershire has plenty to offer visitors. The quiet scenic county offers visitors the choice to do as much or as little as possible. There are a choice of historic attractions, including museums, historic houses, parks, gardens and cathedrals with fun days out for the whole family at West Midlands Safari and Leisure Park. Worcestershire’s attractions ensure visitors can enjoy a short break, weekend away or a longer stay here.

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