Secret Spaces in Worcestershire
The county of Worcestershire borders Herefordshire, Shropshire, Staffordshire, West Midlands, Warwickshire and Gloucestershire. On the whole, the county lies between two Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty; the majestic Malvern Hills and the breath-taking Cotswolds, which includes the village of Broadway, known as the Jewel of the Cotswolds and the northern gateway to the Cotswolds.
It is a county of contrast, with a real mix of charming villages, bustling towns and the magnificent cathedral city of Worcester. Nestled in a mixture of mature woodland, meandering river valleys and farmland, the City of Worcester has much to offer visitors. The Cathedral is one of the oldest and finest in the country and the final resting place of King John. Other major towns in the county include Bromsgrove, Droitwich, Evesham, Kidderminster, Malvern, Redditch, and Stourport-on-Severn.
Worcestershire has peaceful countryside with rolling landscape, open hills and spectacular views. Cattle graze in the shadows of Iron Age hillforts, medieval settlements remain and contain former battlefields of the English Civil War. All over Worcestershire there are historic buildings open to the public. Abbeys, churches and priories grace the county towns of Pershore, Evesham and Malvern. It is also home to the famous Three Counties Showground, which holds per 250 days’ worth of events every year! The country also has many gorgeous Secret Spaces such as Crumplebury.
Worcestershire’s location in the heart of England makes it supremely accessible and closer than you think. If you are flying into the area, then Birmingham International Airport is approximately 30 minutes away, Manchester is 1h 50, Heathrow is 2h 10 and Gatwick is 2h 50 away.