Are you passionate about our nations history? Why not visit the National Trust properties in Worcestershire.
5 National Trust Properties In Worcestershire
Situated in the heart of England, the Midlands offers a huge variety of landscapes and places to enjoy and explore. Discover some of Worcestershire’s greatest country houses and gardens on a National Trust day out. From art and collections to countryside walks, find out why the National Trust looks after these special places for everyone, for ever.
There’s plenty for the family to enjoy too, with natural play areas and lots of space for the kids to run free. And don’t forget to stop in at the café for a tasty treat. The National Trust properties in Worcestershire are some of the best places for a picnic, so grab a blanket and fill the basket with some local food and enjoy.
There is lots to do during your summer holiday in Worcestershir. They have nature trails to keep the kids entertained and sporty challenges to get your heart racing, peaceful gardens to discover and arts and crafts activities for messy afternoons.
On weekdays you don’t need to pre-book your visit. At busier times, like weekends and school holidays, booking is recommended to guarantee entry to National Trust Properties.
A country retreat in the heart of Worcestershire. The house and garden, originally a stage-set for summer parties, offer a glimpse into life at the turn of the 18th century. Don’t miss the original wall-paintings by Sir James Thornhill. Full of drama and politics, they show the birth of Georgian society. Delve into history from the Norman Conquest onwards.
Hanbury Hall is the very essence of a countryside retreat; impressive yet intimate and welcoming. It owes much of that feeling to its beautiful, recreated eighteenth century gardens.
Greyfriars was built c.1490 by a wealthy merchant and was a home to wealthy families until the late 17th century. In 1699 a baker purchased the lease and divided the house into two. It then became a mixture of homes, shops and businesses for the next 200 years. Trade varied and included leather goods, hats, bread and umbrellas, and for a brief time it housed a kiddlywink called the Oak Oak Tavern.
Over the years, extensions have been added and its interior altered to accommodate the many families and individuals who’ve resided here. In the early 19th century, ten cottages were constructed in the back garden. By the 1930s, however, fortunes had declined and Greyfriars was faced with demolition. Fortunately, the house was rescued and carefully restored in the mid-20th century by a handful of dedicated individuals, most notably by siblings Elsie and Matley Moore.
Explore the miles of footpaths, bridleways and easy access trails offering breathtaking panoramic views over the Cotswolds, Shropshire Hills and Welsh borders. Wonder at the 18th-century follies which form the backdrop to the picturesque Hagley Hall.
Walk to Walton Hill, a little off the beaten track, for a more tranquil area. Find peace and quiet or get closer to nature at the wildlife hide; Walton Hill is an important area for breeding birds and rare insects.
Discover the myths, legends, bloody battles and early tourism ventures in the region.
The birthplace of Sir Edward Elgar is most definitely home to ‘Land of Hope and Glory’. Set in sight of his beloved Malvern Hills, this small family home in the village of Lower Broadheath is the perfect environment for nurturing a creative genius. Perhaps by wandering around the garden over the cottage threshold a spark of inspiration may alight in our welcomed guests.
There is plenty to see and do from The Elgar Study Exhibition to The Birthplace Cottage to the Cottage garden and then the Visitor Centre.