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Worcester & Around

Elgar's Birthplace

The city of Worcester is at the centre of the county, so it’s easy to visit any number if attractions nearby, by car or by train.

Around twenty minutes’ drive away are the magnificent Malvern Hills with Great Malvern town at one end of the range (check out the beautiful railway station) and Little Malvern at the other. Walking trails criss-cross these atmospheric hills and this is a great area for cycling.

Also Head for the Morgan Motor Company for museum and factory tours (pre-booking essential) and consider hiring a Morgan to explore!

This is Elgar country, the inspiration for many of his famous works, visit Elgar’s Birthplace in Lower Broadheath, a shrine for music-lovers, about ten minutes’ drive from Worcester.

Visit Upton-upon-Severn, once a port and the only river crossing for many miles around. Croome Court is a National Trust property near Pershore with expansive grounds, landscaped by ‘Capability Brown with views to the Malvern Hills. Also within easy driving distance are Hanbury Hall, Harvington Hall and Witley Court.

To ride the Severn Valley Railway, catch the train or drive to Kidderminster, close to the Wyre Forest National Nature Reserve.


Croome Court

You can see for miles & miles

Elgar's Birthplace

Museum & visitor centre

Hanbury Hall

Care to parterre?

Hartlebury Castle

Wocrestershire life

Harvington Hall

Priests' hideaways & wall paintings

Malvern Hills

The sleeping dragon

Morgan Motor Company

Experience centre & drives

The Old Bull

On the village green (l,d; ££)

Revills Farm Shop

& Tea Room

Spetchley Park Gardens

Rare plants and parkland


Inviting port of call

Witley Court

Romantic ruins

Text © Alison Plummer

Image by Peter Glyn