WORCESTERSHIRE

 
 
Spetchley Park Gardens                                 Spetchley                           www.spetchleygardens.co.uk
Three miles east of Worcester surrounded by glorious countryside and deer park lies one of Britain’s best kept secrets. Virtually hidden from the road, and largely unaltered in the last century, this lovely 30 acre Victorian paradise, belonging to Mr. and Mrs. R.J.G. Berkeley (whose other home is Berkeley Castle) has been lovingly created by successive generations of the Berkeley family and boasts an enviable collection of plant treasures from every corner of the globe.
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Leave M5 Junction 6 or 7, take the A44, then the A422 towards Evesham/Stratford.

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Domestic Fowl Trust                                   Honeybourne                          www.domesticfowltrust.co.uk
Premier centre for breeding and maintaining traditional and rare breeds of all kinds of poultry: hens, ducks, geese, etc. Walk round 15 acres of grassy paddocks and see these beautiful birds in natural surroundings. Visit our new poultry museum.  Look at rare breed sheep, pigs, goats, cattle, etc. Fully equipped retail shop selling everything you need to keep chickens in your back garden, from poultry houses and feeders, up to and including the hens themselves.
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In the villge of Honeybourne,near Evesham, on the road from Bidford to Chipping Campden

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All SaintsSpetchleyChurch
A simple 700-year-old church with spectacular monuments featuring life-size figures in glorious 17th century costume.

Arley ArboretumArley, BewdleyGarden
One of the oldest privately owned arboretums in the country with listed walled garden containing Italianate garden, herbaceous borders & tearoom.

Arrow Valley Country ParkRedditchCountry Park
A 400 hectare country park with visitor centre, café and gift shop. Superb lakeside trails & children's play area.

Avoncroft MuseumBromsgroveMuseum
Explore the winding pathways of this tranquil open-air site and discover the secret histories of the people of the West Midlands through the collection of regional buildings in which they lived, played, worked and worshipped. The beginnings of the Museum go back to 1962 when a local architect and expert on Worcestershire's timber-framed buildings tried to prevent the demolition of an important 15th century wool merchant's home in Bromsgrove town centre.

Bevere Vivis GalleryWorcesterArts and Crafts
A regional centre for arts and crafts, showing high quality exhibitions and sale of works by nationally known artists, glassmakers, woodturners and ceramicists.

Bewdley MuseumBewdleyMuseum
Set in a historic Butchers Shambles “A surprise around every corner” fascinating indoor & outdoor displays, brass foundry, jails, resident crafts people, craft demonstrations, varied exhibitions & events, lovely gardens & café.

CommanderyWorcesterHouse
A glorious Grade I listed building dating back to the 12th century. The Commandery has a long and varied history that reflects its range of architectural styles from mediaeval to Victorian. The Commandery has exciting stories to tell you about, power, greed, war, wealth, romance, death, society and industry. Step back in time to catch a glimpse of the lively characters that have inhabited this ancient building during the past seven centuries.

Droitwich Spa Heritage and Information CentreDroitwichMuseum
Discover the history of Droitwich Spa from salt town to modern day. BBC radio room, brass rubbing, souvenirs, comprehensive Tourist Information Centre.

Forge Mill Needle MuseumRedditchMuseum
Unique museum telling the history of needle making in listed Victorian water mill. 12th Century Cistercian Abbey ruins & Visitor Centre.

Gordon Russell Design MuseumBroadwayMuseum
Collection of furniture, archives, drawings etc. depicting the Broadway adventure and the impact Gordon Russell had on 20th Century design.

Hartlebury Common Local Nature ReserveStourport on SevernNature Reserve
A Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) and Worcestershire's most important and largest remaining heathland area.

HollowaysSuckley, Nr. MalvernGarden Centre
Holloways are the UK's leading expert in conservatory and garden living and their reputation is synonymous with excellent quality and exceptional customer service. Visitors can enjoy a walk around Lower Court Nursery where they can see and purchase a fascinating display of conservatory, container and unusual plants. To enjoy your day to the full why not have lunch in the new garden room café.

Honeybourne PotteryHoneybourneCraft Workshop - Pottery
Honeybourne Pottery is run by Paul and Kath Sillence. A unique range of pottery is available for sale from attractive wall hangings to unusual plates and bowls. We are open to individuals or groups who would like to discover the joy of making their own ceramics : try throwing a pot on the potters' wheel or model your own masterpiece at the table, enjoy ceramic painting, choose from our own range of ready to decorate giftware.

Jinney Ring Craft Centre, TheNr BromsgroveCraft Workshop - Pottery
Beautiful 200 year old barns converted into 12 craft studio workshops, falconry, daytime farmhouse restaurant, craft gallery and gift shop. Evening restaurant, a la carte. Superb landscape gardens with stunning views of the Malverns.

Kyre Equestrian CentreTenbury WellsEquestrian Centre
Beautiful location. Excellent facilities include indoor & outdoors schools, show jumps, extensive XC courses, stabling, grazing & access to bridlepaths.

Leigh Court BarnNr WorcesterOther Building
An outstanding display of English medieval carpentry, this mighty timber-framed barn is the largest cruck structure in Britain. Built for Pershore Abbey in 1344, it is 46 metres (150 feet) long, with 18 cruck blades each made from a single oak tree.

Little Malvern CourtMalvernHouse & Garden
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.

Morgan Visitor CentreMalvernMotor Museum
Morgan Motor Company, over 100 years of Driving Passion! Guided Factory Tours - Be amazed at hand craftsmanship, Museum and Shop.

Pershore Bridges Picnic PlacePershoreCountryside
This waterside picnic area is based around the medieval bridge, with moorings and canoe launch, disabled anglers platform, information point and toilets. A 5-mile waymarked circular walk & access to local footpath network.

Pump House Environment CentreBarbourneEnvironment Centre
With free admission, activities and displays around the environment, everyone is guaranteed an informative and fun filled time.

Severn Valley RailwayBewdleySteam Railway
A service of steam hauled passenger trains operate along the beautiful Severn Valley between Kidderminster in Worcestershire and Bridgnorth in Shropshire, a journey of 16 miles.

Snowshill ManorBroadwayHouse and Garden
Traditional golden-yellow Cotswold manor house set in delightful village high above the Vale of Evesham. Spectacular collection of craftsmanship and design from across the globe.

St Michaels and All Angels ChurchGgreat WhitleyChurch
Britain's finest baroque church. Great Witley Church displays a splendour which is unique amongst country churches in Britain, with exquisite gilded decorations throughout, numerous paintings by Antonio Bellucci, ten painted glass windows depicting scenes mainly from the New Testament, highly decorative wood carving and a large monument by Rysbrack dedicated to Lord and Lady Foley who were responsible for building the church.

Stone House Cottage GardensStone, Nr KidderminsterGarden
A beautiful and romantic walled garden with brick follies. It contains a huge selection of unusual plants. Adjoining nursery.

Tiltridge VineyardUpton-upon-SevernVineyard
Our small family vineyard lies in the Severn Valley between the attractive riverside town of Upton upon Severn and the magnificent Malvern Hills. Established in the 1980's the vineyard produces white wines, both still and sparkling, which are light, crisp and fruity - typical of the English style and perfect for summer drinking. Visitors are most welcome to come and look around the vineyard and to try our wines, free of charge, in our small shop. We are generally open 09.00am to 5.00pm Monday to Friday.

Waseley Hills Country ParkRubery, nr. BromsgroveCountry Park
150 acres of grassy hills with panoramic views. Circular walks & orienteering course. Café is open daily with a large flat picnic area & adventure playground along with information point & toilets.

West Midland Safari & Leisure ParkNr KidderminsterWildlife Park
Are you ready to SAFARI and come face to face with some of the fastest, tallest, largest and cutest animals around? Welcome to West Midland Safari and Leisure Park, home to over 165 species of exotic animals, many of which are endangered and need our help.

Witley CourtGreat WitleyGarden
The vast and rambling remains of the palatial 19th century mansion are surrounded by magnificent landscaped gardens, which still contain huge stone fountains. The largest, representing Perseus and Andromeda - now restored - was described as making the 'noise of an express train' when fired. Before 1846, when William Humble Ward (later first Earl of Dudley) inherited Witley Court, the land surrounding the house was laid out in the 18th-century English landscape style. As part of Ward's transformation of the estate, he called in the leading landscape designer of the time, William Andrews Nesfield, whose skills in designing intricate and elegant parterres were complemented by his great ability as an artist and engineer. Nesfield started work in 1854, creating the South Parterre with its great Perseus and Andromeda fountain. His scheme involved elegantly designed planting and parterres of clipped evergreens and shrubs. The central avenue of planting from the house led to the fountains, terminating at the South Parterre. The East Parterre garden, with its Flora fountain, was designed in the Parterre de Broderie style - that is resembling embroidery, with box-edged shapes filled with coloured gravel and flowers.

Worcester CathedralWorcesterCathedral - Abbey
One of England's loveliest cathedrals, with Royal Tombs, Medieval cloisters, an ancient crypt and Chapter House and magnificent Victorian stained glass. The present Cathedral building was begun in 1084. It is dedicated to Christ and the blessed Virgin Mary. Its attractions include King John's tomb, Prince Arthur's chantry, the early 12th Century Chapter House and St. Wulfstan's crypt.

Worcester City Art Gallery & MuseumWorcesterArt Gallery
The art gallery & museum runs a programme of exhibitions/events for all the family. Explore the fascinating displays, temporary exhibitions, cafe, shop and Worcestershire Soldier Galleries.

Worcester Porcelain MuseumWorcesterMuseum
The Worcester Porcelain Museum houses the world's largest collection of Worcester Porcelain. The ceramic collections, archives and records of factory production, form the primary resource for the study of Worcester porcelain and its history. Learn about the talented workforce and everyday life as you travel through the Georgian, Victorian and 20th Century galleries. Free audio tour with entry.

Worcester RacecourseWorcesterRacecourse
Worcester Racecourse, with its picturesque tree-lined track and unique position nestling on the banks of the River Severn, offers a great day out for all the family. The racecourse provides a choice of afternoon, evening and weekend racing along with Family Fun days.

Worcester StoryWorcesterWalk
A 90-minute historical walking tour about the making of Worcester which is led by one of its past characters.

Worcester Woods Country ParkWorcesterCountry Park
100 acres of ancient woodland, 10 acres of wildflower meadow. 2 waymarked circular walks, children's play area. Visitor Centre and Cafe.

Worcestershire County Museum and Hartlebury Castle State RoomsHartleburyMuseum
Whether you are looking for a chance to learn about everything from Romans to Regency, a peaceful stroll through nature or just a nice cup of tea and a cake Worcestershire County Museum, housed in historic Hartlebury Castle, has it all. Hartlebury Castle, near Kidderminster, has been home to the Bishops of Worcester for over 1000 years. Exploring the servant's wing of the Castle you will find the fascinating and varied collections of the Worcestershire County Museum including toys, domestic items, beautiful costume, craftwork by the Bromsgrove Guild and ancient archaeological finds.

Wyre Tree Top Adventure - Go Ape!BewdleyAdventure Playground
Take to the trees at Go Ape! Experience an exhilarating course of rope bridges, Tarzan swings and zip slides.


 
Almonry Heritage CentreEvesham
AZTEC WatersportsPershore
Barnfield Cider and Wine MillBroadway
Beckford SilkBeckford
Bennetts Farm ParkLower Wick
Bewdley Tourist Information CentreBewdley
Bickerline River CruisesWorcester
Bodenham Arboretum and Earth CentreWolverley
Broadway Magic Experience and Teddy Bear MuseumBroadway
Broadway Tourist Information CentreBroadway
Broadway TowerBroadway
Brockhampton EstateWorcester
Bromsgrove MuseumBromsgrove
Bromsgrove Tourist Information CentreBromsgrove
Bronte PorcelainMalvern
Burford House GardensTenbury Wells
Conderton PotteryConderton
Cotswold Country CyclesChipping Campden
Croft Farm Leisure and Water ParkTewkesbury
Croome ParkSevern Stoke
Droitwich Spa Brine Baths ComplexDroitwich
Eastcote GalleryKidderminster
Eastgrove Cottage Garden NurseryLittle Witley
Elgar Birthplace MuseumWorcester
Evesham Tourist Information CentreEvesham
Fleece InnEvesham
Great Malvern Priory ChurchMalvern
Hagley HallHagley
Hanbury HallDroitwich
Harvington HallNr Kidderminster
Hawford DovecoteHawford
Heritage CentreUpton-upon-Severn
Holt CastleHolt
Kidderminster Tourist Information CentreKidderminster
Kyre Park GardenTenbury Wells
Malvern MuseumMalvern
Malvern Tourist Information CentreMalvern
Mamble Craft CentreBewdley
Museum of Worcester Porcelain, TheWorcester
Pershore AbbeyPershore
Pershore Tourist Information CentrePershore
Putting Green, TheLake Vrynwy, Oswestry
Redditch Tourist Information CentreRedditch
Royal Worcester Visitor CentreWorcester
Severn Leisure CruisesUpton-upon-Severn
Shipley's Riverside Bowl & AmusementsStourport on Severn
Snowshill LavenderSnowshill
Umberslade FarmTanworth-in-Arden
Upton Heritage CentreUpton-upon-Severn
Upton MarinaUpton-upon-Severn
Upton Upon Severn Tourist Information CentreUpton-upon-Severn
Vale Wildlife Visitor CentreEvesham
Webbs of Wychbold, Garden CentreWychbold
White Cottage Garden and Cranesbill NurseryRedditch
Whitlenge GardensHartlebury
Wichenford DovecoteWichenford
Worcester Garden CentreWorcester
Worcester Tourist Information CentreWorcester
Wyre Forest Visitor CentreKidderminster

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