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Worcestershire and Herefordshire

With rural idylls, historic castles, city centre escapes and Capability Brown landscaped parklands, we're sure there's something for you in Herefordshire and Worcestershire.

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Top places to visit in Worcestershire and Herefordshire

A view from 'the river' towards Croome Court on a spring day, with blue sky and lush green grass.
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Croome 

Expect the unexpected. Incredible innovation, devastating loss, remarkable survival and magnificent restoration all in one place.

Worcester, Worcestershire

Fully open today
A bed of pink tulips with Greyfriars House in the background
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Greyfriars House and Garden 

Late medieval merchant's house, rescued from demolition, in Worcester city centre

Worcester, Worcestershire

Closed now
A blossom tree in the gardens at Hanbury Hall
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Hanbury Hall 

William and Mary-style country house, garden and park

Droitwich Spa, Worcestershire

Fully open today
A view of Elgar's quaint redbrick birthplace cottage and cottage garden in the spring time, with primroses and hellebore's growing in the garden on a sunny spring day.
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The Firs 

Birthplace of Sir Edward Elgar

Lower Broadheath, Worcestershire

Fully open today
A view of Berrington Hall in the sunshine, framed by some foliage from trees. There are sheep in the grass in front of the mansion.
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Berrington Hall 

Georgian grandeur on a human scale; neoclassical mansion by Henry Holland set in 'Capability' Brown's final landscape and gardens

near Leominster, Herefordshire

Fully open today
The medieval manor and Damson trees in blossom at Brockhampton Estate, Herefordshire
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Brockhampton 

Traditionally farmed estate and medieval manor house. Brockhampton is home to the largest orchard cared for by the National Trust.

near Bromyard, Herefordshire

Fully open today
A view of the front of Croft Castle and St Michael and All Angels church (to the left). There is a tall tree and and some white flowered foliage in the foreground on the front lawn.
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Croft Castle and Parkland 

1000 years of power, politics and pleasure in an intimate family home

near Leominster, Herefordshire

Fully open today
A path through the trees in the garden, with grassy banks either side filled with daffodils. The rustic hut can be seen higher up in the distance.
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The Weir Garden 

Escape to this spectacular riverside garden and be absorbed by natural beauty.

Hereford, Herefordshire

Fully open today

Spring gardens in Worcestershire and Herefordshire

Take a stroll through these great gardens and see spring emerge

A blossom tree in the gardens at Hanbury Hall with the Hall behind
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The garden and parkland at Hanbury Hall 

Enjoy the gardens and parkland at Hanbury Hall. From the Walled Garden to Kytes Orchard and beyond, the outdoors at Hanbury look beautiful throughout the year.

Seat under a quince tree in the Walled Garden in May at Berrington Hall, Herefordshire.
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The garden at Berrington Hall 

Berrington is an internationally significant garden and final landscaping masterpiece completed by ‘Capability’ Brown, packed with signature features to enjoy.

Purple flowerbed at Croft Castle, Herefordshire
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The garden at Croft Castle 

Discover the garden at Croft Castle, taking in the historic orchard within the walled garden, or listen to the birds in the church garden.

Family friendly days out in Worcestershire & Herefordshire

There's lots going on across Worcestershire and Herefordshire to entertain the family. Plan your day out today.

Two children in jumpers sitting in a tree den at Tyntesfield

Family-friendly places to visit in Worcestershire and Herefordshire. 

From adventures in nature, outdoor trails and welly wanders, to seasonally inspired crafts, activities and games, there are lots of events and activities on offer with the National Trust in Herefordshire and Worcestershire.

What's on in Worcestershire & Herefordshire

Woman creating a willow sculpture in the garden

Plan your next adventure

Many of our places have trails, activities and events throughout the year.

Outdoor activities in Worcestershire and Herefordshire

Two people run along a gravel track at the Longshaw Estate in Derbyshire on a sunny winters day
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Outdoor activities on the Clent Hills 

Enjoy the great outdoors on the Clent Hills with miles of bridleway to explore. Find out about the best routes and keeping yourself safe while out walking and cycling on the Hills.

Our work in Worcestershire and Herefordshire

Tree felling at Croome, Worcestershire

Our work 

Learn more about how we're working to keep our places special for everyone to enjoy.

Places to stay in Worcestershire & Herefordshire

The exterior of Ambrey Cottage, Herefordshire

Ambrey Cottage 

Surrounded by woodland, this spacious cottage is the perfect spot for a peaceful break.

The exterior of Garden Cottage, Croft Castle, Leominster, Herefordshire

Croft Garden Cottage 

A gothic-style former gardener’s cottage tucked away in the walled garden of Croft Castle.

The exterior of The Lodge, Droitwich, Worcestershire

Hanbury Lodge 

At the entrance to the Hanbury estate, this handsome lodge has miles of walking trails on the doorstep.

The exterior of Hop KIln Farmhouse, Herefordshire

Hop Kiln Farmhouse 

A large, inviting house with its former hop kilns and barns, surrounded by countryside on the Brockhampton Estate.

The exterior of The Triumphal Arch, Leominster, Herefordshire

The Triumphal Arch 

Making up half of the arch, this unique holiday cottage has views across Capability Brown designed gardens.

The garden at The Weir Garden Cottage, Herefordshire

The Weir Garden Cottage 

From this welcoming dairy cottage, you’ll have your own gate into the Weir Garden’s 18th-century walled garden.

The exterior of Hop Kiln Cart Barn, Herefordshire

Hop Kiln Cart Barn 

This comfortable cottage is an 18th-century cart barn, with modern spaces tucked into the original stable partitions.

Sustainable Travel

view of the house at croome over our wildflower meadow
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Sustainable travel in Worcestershire & Herefordshire 

There are a number of sustainable options for travelling to and from the places in our care in Worcestershire and Herefordshire, whether you’re looking to travel by train, bus, or foot. Here’s a little more information that can help you plan your visit.

Upcoming events

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Artists of Worcestershire exhibition 

Hanbury Hall, Droitwich Spa, Worcestershire

We're excited to be reopening the Long Gallery as an exhibition space this March with the Artists of Worcestershire.

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22 Apr to 7 May 2024
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09:30 to 16:30
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Pages from Nature: Walk through the Pleasure Grounds 

Croome, Worcester, Worcestershire

Celebrate the 200 year anniversary of the publication of the 1824 guidebook to Croome, the Hortus Croomensis. Explore the views, scents and sounds of the garden at Croome using your own Hortus Croomensis booklet to guide you.

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22 Apr 2024 to 2 Mar 2025
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10:00 to 16:00
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Festival of Blossom: Blossom Bathing 

Hanbury Hall, Droitwich Spa, Worcestershire

Celebrate the Festival of Blossom at Hanbury Hall from Monday 15 April – Sunday 28 April with Blossom Bathing and displays.

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22 Apr to 28 Apr 2024
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10:00 to 16:00
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Blossom at Brockhampton 

Brockhampton, near Bromyard, Herefordshire

Celebrate the arrival of spring at Brockhampton with beautiful blossom, crafts, displays and much more.

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22 Apr to 21 May 2024
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10:00 to 17:00
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Blossom Weekend 

The Firs, Lower Broadheath, Worcestershire

Join us for a weekend of blossom celebrations, including a guided blossom garden tour with our gardener and blossom making craft events.

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22 Apr 2024
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10:00 to 17:00
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Robert Adam bookcases display 

Croome, Worcester, Worcestershire

New display of Robert Adam bookcases on loan from the V&A at Croome Court.

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22 Apr to 23 Dec 2024
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11:00 to 16:00
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Blossom in the manor house 

Brockhampton, near Bromyard, Herefordshire

Head into the manor house to celebrate the blossom at Brockhampton

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22 Apr to 21 May 2024
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11:00 to 16:30
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Pages from Nature exhibition 

Croome, Worcester, Worcestershire

Pages from Nature is a 200-year anniversary exhibition celebrating the publication of William Dean’s Hortus Croomensis; a detailed record of the vast and varied plant collection at Croome in 1824.

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22 Apr 2024 to 2 Mar 2025
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11:00 to 16:30
+ 312 other dates or times
Visitors walking among daffodils at Dora's Field, Ambleside, Cumbria

Where will you visit next?

Discover lots of gardens, historic houses, days out at the coast and more.