The Malvern Hills of Worcestershire inspired Edward Elgar is music including the famous Enigma Variations which is based on the characters of people he knew. Visit Elgar’s home in Broadheath and see his manuscripts and the beautiful cottage garden. In Worcester visit the cathedral which overlooks the River Severn, and spend time in the shopping area, perhaps finding Worcester Royal Pottery in the antique shops.
Visit the racecourse for an interesting day with the horses. Worcestershire really comes to life in the country towns of Evesham and Pershore where fruit growing is a major part of the way of life here and visiting in blossom time is highly recommended.
The lush countryside weaves through Worcestershire to the Cotswolds and Broadway with its honey coloured cottages and tea rooms.
At Coughton Court see the priest holes and walk in the gardens of a house intricately caught up in the Gunpowder Plot. At Upton on Severn there is jazz by the River Severn and a number of boats sailing up and down the river.
This is perfect holiday country with quaint villages, rich orchards and a timeless beauty. At harvest time there are several pick your own fruit farms open to the public. Take a brine bath in Droitwich Spa and travel out to Great Malvern, a one time holiday centre in the hills.
At Stourport on Severn explore the quirky shops and relax with a drink or two by the river in this quintessentially beautiful part of England. For walkers there are trails through the Cotswolds Way and in the beautiful Malvern Hills.
Fishing is a popular activity around the rivers and many people come simply to admire the scenery, the gardens and the tasty local food. Worcestershire asparagus and strawberries in season are one of the simple pleasures of a holiday in this part of the world.