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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

Croome park view with the house, river and chinese bridge on a frosty morning in winter
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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
The garden in winter at Greyfriars' House and Garden, Worcestershire
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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 view of the front of Hanbury Hall from the forecourt gates
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Hanbury Hall 

William and Mary-style country house, garden and park

Droitwich Spa, Worcestershire

Fully open today
Quaint red brick Victorian cottage and birthplace of Edward Elgar with a blanket of snow
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The Firs 

Birthplace of Sir Edward Elgar

Lower Broadheath, Worcestershire

Fully open today
Berrington Hall, Herefordshire, is in shadow in the foreground, while a visitor walks along the drive away from the house.
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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

Partially open today
The manor house at Brockhampton in autumn, surrounded by trees adorned with vibrant orange leaves.
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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

Closed now
Croft Castle on a winter morning. A prominent tree in the foreground is noticeably missing many leaves, creating a stark and wintry scene.
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Croft Castle and Parkland 

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

near Leominster, Herefordshire

Partially open today
Foliage covered in frost bordering a view across the river wye and the frost fields in the background
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The Weir Garden 

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

Hereford, Herefordshire

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Christmas in Worcestershire & Herefordshire

Discover what's on during the festive season in Worcestershire & Herefordshire.

Images shows an antique rocking horse in front of an illuminated Christmas tree at Basildon Park, with wrapped gifts under the tree and a festive garland in the background

Christmas in Worcestershire and Herefordshire 

Plan your festive day out and find lots of things to see and do with all the family.

Walking in Worcestershire and Herefordshire

Stretch your legs and enjoy autumn outdoors on one of these great walks

Visitors walking a small dog across a snow-covered field at Croome, Worcestershire

See all the walks near you 

From a short lakeside stroll to a lengthier rural ramble, there are walks for everyone in Worcestershire and Herefordshire. Discover our pick of the best.

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.

Children dressed up in First Word War uniform

Family-friendly places to visit in Worcestershire and Herefordshire 

Where will your next adventure be in Worcestershire and Herefordshire? There's woodland play areas, family trails and organised activities to discover.

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 Weir Garden Cottage during restoration, with the Weir Garden over the wall and the River Wye a short walk away, Herefordshire

The Weir Garden Cottage 

From this welcoming dairy cottage, you’ll have your own gate into the Weir Garden’s historic walled garden. Eighteenth-century gardens and parkland reach along the River Wye here, with Roman ruins and ancient trees.

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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'Deck the Halls' winter trail 

Berrington Hall, near Leominster, Herefordshire

Can you find all the traditional Georgian decorations along our festive children's trail?

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5 Dec 2023 to 7 Jan 2024
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Threads: My Happy Place 

Croome, Worcester, Worcestershire

FREE EVENT (normal admission applies). In 2023 Croome will host My Happy Place, an exhibition by independent textile group Threads.

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5 Dec 2023 to 8 Jan 2024
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Christmas at Croome 

Croome, Worcester, Worcestershire

FREE EVENTS - Discover a creative Christmas at Croome in 2023 with an origami bird installation in the house, rooms decorated with Christmas trees and elegant sparkle, sculpture trail across the parkland, choirs and much more.

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5 Dec 2023 to 5 Jan 2024
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It's Christmaaas! at Hanbury Hall 

Hanbury Hall, Droitwich Spa, Worcestershire

Take a trip down memory lane this Christmas at Hanbury Hall as you explore the Hall dressed for 1970s and 1980s Christmas party. Normal site admission prices apply.

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5 Dec 2023 to 7 Jan 2024
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10:00 to 16:00
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Croft's 1920s Christmas trail 

Croft Castle and Parkland, near Leominster, Herefordshire

From glittering decorations to favourite toys, discover how Christmas was celebrated 100 years ago along this winter trail

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5 Dec 2023 to 7 Jan 2024
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10:00 to 16:00
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Seven Birds of Croome Sculpture Trail 

Croome, Worcester, Worcestershire

Explore the parkland to find seven fibreglass bird sculptures, colourfully decorated by local community groups with the guidance of a talented artist Mr A Singh. Free Trail - Normal admission applies

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5 Dec 2023 to 14 Jan 2024
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10:00 to 16:00
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Christmas at Greyfriars 

Greyfriars House and Garden, Worcester, Worcestershire

Join us at Greyfriars this Christmas and find yourself in the festive spirit with family and friends, admire Christmas lights, and enjoy delicious homemade mince pies and traditional decorations.

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5 Dec to 16 Dec 2023
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10:00 to 16:00
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Marcus Coates – Conference for the Birds 

Croome, Worcester, Worcestershire

FREE EVENT (normal admission applies). Conference for the Birds by artist Marcus Coates, is a sound and sculpture installation celebrating the lives of birds depicted in Thomas Bewick’s A History of British Birds.

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5 Dec 2023 to 25 Feb 2024
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11:00 to 16:00
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Visitors at the Christmas market at Waddesdon Manor, Buckinghamshire

Where will you visit next?

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