Places to Visit in Worcestershire

Places to Visit in Worcestershire

Discover some of the best places to visit in Worcestershire. Easily accessible from both the north and south, Worcestershire is excellent for a cottage holiday in the heart of England.

Get out into the countryside in the Malvern Hills and the Wyre Forest, both fantastic for walks and outdoor adventures. Or take a vintage train bound for the scenic Severn Valley.

Meanwhile, you can relax in pretty towns that hug the River Severn, discover the historic canal network and explore National Trust properties to your heart’s content.

Worcester Cathedral in Worcester, Worcestershire


Worcester is an elegant city skirted by the River Severn. For one of the best places to visit in Worcestershire, head to the medieval cathedral. The Commandery, the Royalist Headquarters during the Battle of Worcester, is also a popular attraction.

Meanwhile, Friar Street’s row of timber-framed buildings includes the National Trust’s Greyfriars House and Garden. However, if you love pottery, visit the Museum of Royal Worcester, home to the world-famous collection of Worcester porcelain.

With events including Worcester races and a Victorian Christmas Fayre, there is always something going on. Beyond the city there is Worcester Woods Country Park which has wheelchair and buggy-friendly paths. Or visit Witley Court and Gardens, a former Italianate mansion that hosted many a lavish house party.

Places to Visit in Worcestershire

Malvern Hills

The Malvern Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty is a natural border between Worcestershire and Herefordshire. Rightly so, it is one of the best places to visit in Worcestershire for scenery; from ancient woodlands and open fields to dramatic cliffs, there are stunning views. Plus, there are outdoor pursuits including hiking, horse-riding, hang-gliding and cycling to enjoy.

The hillside town of Malvern, once a Victorian spa town, has three town centres (Great Malvern, Barnards Green and Malvern Link). Between them, you’ll find the delights of antique shops, art galleries and fresh produce shops.

Malvern also has links with composer, Edward Elgar. To find out more, tour the Elgar Trail. Other towns worthy of inspection are Tenbury Wells in the stunning Teme Valley and the historic riverside town of Upton-upon-Severn. Meanwhile, classic car-lovers should visit the Morgan Motor Company factory.

Steam train on the Severn Valley Railway crossing Victoria Bridge in Worcestershire


Kidderminster is a large town in the Wyre Forest district. Amongst its charming Victorian buildings is the town hall, where Winston Churchill and Emmeline Pankhurst once gave speeches.

Kidderminster is one of the best places to visit in Worcestershire to use as a springboard for exploring some of the county’s countryside. Venture on a tranquil journey by foot, bike or narrowboat, beside the River Stour and along towpaths to Stourport-on-Severn, home to historic Canal Basins.

Or board a steam train on the Severn Valley Railway heritage line for a scenic 16-mile journey between Kidderminster and Bridgnorth in Shropshire. Other attractions in the area include Bodenham Arboretum and the moated Elizabethan Manor House of Harvington Hall.

The Round House In The Town Of Evesham, Worcestershire

Vale of Evesham

The historic market town of Evesham, in the beautiful Vale of Evesham, is a great location for cross-county exploration. It is almost equally distanced from Worcester, Cheltenham and Stratford-upon-Avon and is in easy reach of the Cotswolds.

Enjoy leisure cruises on the River Avon and tasty lunches in riverside cafes. The Vale of Evesham is known for its fruit and vegetables, especially asparagus which is celebrated during a dedicated festival in spring. Meanwhile, summertime sees an array of outdoor concerts and the Evesham River Festival.

If you like visiting stately homes, tie in your visit to Evesham with the National Trust’s Croome Court, in grounds designed by ‘Capability’ Brown.

Standing Stones Clent Hills Worcestershire

Clent Hills

The National Trust’s Clent Hills is a popular destination for ramblers. There are miles of footpaths, easy access trails and dog-friendly tracks, as well as bridleways suitable for horse-riders and cyclists.

One of the most peaceful walks is to Walton Hill, but there’s also a steep walk up to four standing stones, where the views are sublime. The stones may look mysterious but were laid in the 1770s by Lord Lyttelton who owned Hagley Hall Estate. Today, the Palladian mansion of Hagley Hall is open to the public, usually from January to March.

Whilst in the area it’s worth a trip to the unique, open-air Avoncroft Museum in Bromsgrove. It is home to a collection of rescued buildings, including the medieval house of a local merchant.

Bewdley Bridge Over The River Severn In Worcestershire


Bewdley is a charming Georgian town positioned on the banks of the River Severn and the gateway to the Wyre Forest. From gentle woodland walks and cycling routes to horse trails, there are lots of ways for all ages to enjoy outdoor adventures.

There are many quiet spots for picnics and forest bathing, however, thrill-seekers should head to Go Ape that offers the opportunity to explore the forest canopy by zip-wire and rope swings.

For something different, visit the West Midland Safari Park where you can self-drive through animal enclosures including elephants and lions. However, for a romantic day out, how about a stroll through the gardens of Arley Arboretum?

Droitwich Canal In Worcestershire

Droitwich Spa

Droitwich Spa’s long history includes salt-making dating to Roman times. Even though production ceased around 100 years ago, you can find out all about it at the Salt Museum. Then, head to Churchfields Farm where production of Droitwich Salt re-started in 2017.

Learn about the salt production process, pick up some salt to take home and enjoy an ice-cream made with milk from the farm’s dairy cows. The farm also features a Maize Maze open in the summer and pumpkin picking in autumn.

Other things of interest in Droitwich Spa include guided walks, two Green Flag parks and access to the Droitwich Canal network for walks along the towpath.

Broadway Tower in the Cotswolds countryside


Broadway, part of the Cotswolds, is an excellent place for a luxury cottage break in Worcestershire. The high street of this large, vibrant village is filled with artisan shops, bakers and delis, as well as cafes and some very good restaurants. Surrounded by the stunning Worcestershire hills, Broadway is the perfect place to enjoy countryside walks.

A visit to Broadway wouldn’t be complete without including the folly of Broadway Tower and Park. This intriguing English heritage site, including 50 acres of parkland, can be explored at your own leisurely pace by hiring a bike on-site.

When all that walking, cycling and fresh air has tired you out, Dormy House is a popular place to treat yourself to some spa pampering.

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