Worcestershire is a World Class county with fantastic attractions for young and old. Whether it's a family visit to the West Midlands Safari Park in Bewdley or a hike across the breath taking Malvern Hills, Worcestershire simply has it all.
The county is rightly proud of its rich heritage. World Class Worcestershire is home to a royal burial site, historic battlegrounds from the English Civil War and it is the birth place of the nation's finest composer, Sir Edward Elgar.
So if you are looking for the Land Of Hope & Glory then look no further than Worcestershire. If it's an adrenalin rush that you are in need of then why not grab yourself a mountain bike and take on the 3000 acres that make up the Malvern Hills Area Of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB).
From the edge of The Worcestershire Cotswolds to the out skirts of our Second City, Worcestershire is easy to get to and easy to get around. There are three international airports within an hour's drive of the county. Worcestershire's road network includes the M5, the M50 and the M6. Jump on a train and you can travel direct to London, Bristol and Birmingham. If it's a more leisurely journey that you're after, why not take a boat trip on the River Avon from Evesham or catch a nostalgic trip on a steam train from the Severn Valley Railway.
There is lots on offer in Worcestershire for the sports fan. From professional rugby, to County Cricket, from the thrill of a day at the races to the home of the Great Britain Wheel Chair Basketball squad.
Whether you are a visitor to the county or you are taking time out within the county, enjoy World Class Worcestershire. We've got something for everyone.
- Worcestershire hosts the oldest motorsport event in the world, older than Indianapolis, Le Mans or Monza. It takes place every year at Shelsley Walsh.
- Worcester was the scene for the very last battle of the English Civil War in 1653. It ended badly for King Charles I who was beheaded after being defeated by Oliver Cromwell and his army.
- Inkberrow near Redditch is the inspiration for Ambridge, home of the Archers the oldest radio soap in the world.
- Did you know the gas lamps in Malvern inspired the iconic scene of Lucy’s first steps in Narnia, long before C.S. Lewis had begun writing the classic.
- Worcestershire has over 6,300 (6383 to be precise) listed buildings across the county.