Worcestershire Holiday Brochure

 

Worcestershire has a long history of attracting visitors from far and wide. C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien and J.M. Barrie all have links with the county, while composer Edward Elgar was born in Broadheath. 2017 marks the 160th anniversary of the birth of Edward Elgar with Worcester city holding an Elgar Festival starting on the composer’s birth date 2 - 11 June. The Elgar Birthplace Museum will reopen in spring, run by the National Trust. Visitors can see where Elgar got his inspiration for The Dream of Gerontius while walking around the grounds of Spetchley Park Gardens.

The northern towns of Worcestershire have in common their links to the industrial past, celebrated today in a number of museums and attractions, including the Avoncroft Museum, Museum of Carpet, Severn Valley Railway and the Forge Mill to name a few.

Historic Houses such as Croome and Witley Court will give an insight into Worcestershire’s past and if gardens and craft centres are your thing, these are also in abundance.


The Worcestershire Cotswolds are a highlight, and there is plenty to see in Broadway.
A visit to Worcester city is not to be missed with the historic Cathedral, The Commandery - the UK’s only Civil War museum, while The Museum of Royal Worcester transports you through Georgian, Victorian and 20th century galleries.
 

Take a walk or two on your holiday but don't forget to take a map.