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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

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Greyfriars' House and Garden, Worcestershire. Set in the heart of historic Worcester, Greyfriars is a charming timber-framed merchant's house.
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Greyfriars House and Garden 

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

Worcester, Worcestershire

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View of the main house and formal vegetable garden at Hanbury Hall, Worcestershire
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Hanbury Hall 

William and Mary-style country house, garden and park

Droitwich Spa, Worcestershire

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The garden in front of the house at The Firs, Worcestershire
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The Firs 

Birthplace of Sir Edward Elgar

Lower Broadheath, Worcestershire

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Berrington Hall, a prominent feature, can be spotted in the distance within the vast parkland, with trees framing the border of the frame.
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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

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The Gatehouse, moat and Lower Brockhampton House, the medieval manor house on the Brockhampton Estate in 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

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A view of the outside of Croft Castle and the church
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Croft Castle and Parkland 

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

near Leominster, Herefordshire

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A woman walking over a wooden bridge with lots of bushes and trees underneath it and around it. Far below on the left, there is a river.
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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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Gardens in Worcestershire and Herefordshire

Take a stroll through these great gardens and experience the sights and smells

The restored parterre at Hanbury Hall, Worcestershire with neatly clipped box hedging in a geometric pattern interspersed with summer flowers. Behind the parterre the red brick exterior of the house can be seen.
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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.

A sunny day in the garden, featuring a mix of white, purple, and pinkish flowers in full bloom, creating a vibrant and colourful display.
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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.

Summer shows

There's lots going on across Worcestershire and Herefordshire this summer, including plenty of summer performances

Visitors watching a live outdoor theatre performance at Cliveden, Buckinghamshire

Outdoor theatre production of A Midsummer Night's Dream at Croft Castle, Herefordshire 

Immersion Theatre are thrilled to be reviving their acclaimed production of Shakespeare’s funniest, most magical comedy of all: A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

The Greatest Showman

Adventure Cinema at Croome, Worcestershire 

Enjoy an evening of film at Croome this September when Adventure cinema returns to Croome for its second year. Friday 6 September – The Greatest Showman Singalong Saturday 7 September – Grease Singalong Sunday 8 September - Pretty Woman

Live outdoor theatre performance at Cliveden, Buckinghamshire

Outdoor theatre at Greyfriars House and Gardens, Worcestershire 

There's a myriad of outdoor theatre performances planned for you to enjoy this summer including Treasure Island, The Importance of Being Earnest plus more

Visitors watching a live theatre performance at Cliveden, Buckinghamshire

Summer theatre at Hanbury Hall, Worcestershire 

Choose between four different performances at Hanbury Hall, or maybe attend more than one! We've Romeo & Juliet, The Gondoliers and more

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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North Worcestershire Artist Collective exhibition 

Hanbury Hall, Droitwich Spa, Worcestershire

We're excited to be hosting the North Worcestershire Artist Collective's exhibition in the Long Gallery from Thursday 13 June – Wednesday 26 June.

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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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Midsummer Madness 

Greyfriars House and Garden, Worcester, Worcestershire

Join the Tudors for some midsummer madness at Greyfriars House and Garden.

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Music in the gardens 

Croft Castle and Parkland, near Leominster, Herefordshire

On Saturday 22 June, come along and enjoy live music in the walled garden at Croft Castle.

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22 Jun 2024
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Festival of Blossom - Origami Blossom Installation 

Croome, Worcester, Worcestershire

Experience our blossom origami display. Take in hundreds of handcrafted blooms made by our visitors, volunteers, and staff. The installation celebrates the important part that blossom plays in the spring landscape of Croome.

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22 Jun 2024 to 23 Feb 2025
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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 Jun to 23 Dec 2024
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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 Jun 2024 to 2 Mar 2025
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Small Creatures of Avon Meadows 

Croome, Worcester, Worcestershire

Throughout 2024 Croome and Meadow Arts are collaborating with young people from Pershore to explore our Pages from Nature theme inspired by the landscape and plant collection at Croome.

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22 Jun 2024 to 2 Mar 2025
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Visitors exploring the sand dunes and the woodland at Formby, Liverpool

Where will you visit next?

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