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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

View of the house and lake at Croome, Worcestershire
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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 Hanbury Hall from the formal gardens
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Hanbury Hall 

William and Mary-style country house, garden and park

Droitwich Spa, Worcestershire

Fully open today
View of the house at The Firs, Worcestershire. Birthplace of Sir Edward Elgar
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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 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

Fully open today
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

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

Walking in Worcestershire and Herefordshire

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

A misty morning at Hanbury Hall
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Trail

Hanbury Park Blue Route 

Enjoy an easy walk across Hanbury's parkland, admiring sweeping views of the hall and estate and discovering fascinating historic landscape features.

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Walking
DistanceMiles: 1 (km: 1.6)
Evening sun through trees at the top of a hill at Croft Ambrey, Croft Castle, Herefordshire
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Trail

Croft Ambrey walk at Croft Castle 

A ramble through fields and woodland, a circuit of Croft Ambrey Iron Age hillfort, then back to your starting point via the outskirts of the picturesque Fishpool Valley.

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Walking
DistanceMiles: 3 (km: 4.8)
Croome Court by EF Burney, 1784
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Trail

A walk in Croome's pleasure grounds 

Follow in the footsteps of William Dean, head gardener at Croome in the early 1800s, on this recreation of his Pleasure Grounds walk which he wrote about in 1824.

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Walking
DistanceMiles: 2 (km: 3.2) to miles: 2 (km: 3.2)

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. 

From wintery 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.

A family walk along a garden path surrounded by daffodils

Easter egg hunts 

Easter is just around the corner and we've got plenty of Easter adventures at the places in our care. Find a trail near you and pick up your prize.

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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Winter Folklore 

Hanbury Hall, Droitwich Spa, Worcestershire

Learn all about the folklore and mythology associated with winter in a new exhibition inside the Hall and in a trail around the gardens.

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3 Mar to 16 Mar 2024
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10:00 to 16:00
+ 13 other dates or times
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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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3 Mar to 23 Dec 2024
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11:00 to 16:00
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An introductory talk on Elgar 

The Firs, Lower Broadheath, Worcestershire

Elgar biographer and author Richard Westwood-Brookes will be making special  appearances  at The Firs to give his popular 'Insights' talks .

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3 Mar to 24 Mar 2024
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12:00 to 12:30
+ 23 other dates or times
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Health walks 

Croome, Worcester, Worcestershire

Develop your fitness and wellbeing with our guided health walks in Croome's parkland all year round.

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4 Mar to 2 Dec 2024
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10:30 to 12:00
+ 8 other dates or times
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House tours 

Croome, Worcester, Worcestershire

Find out more about the history of the House at Croome and the Coventry family who owned Croome from the 16th century to the mid 20th century.

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5 Mar to 30 Oct 2024
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11:30 to 12:15
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Garden tours at Croome 

Croome, Worcester, Worcestershire

FREE EVENT (normal admission applies). An introduction to the landscape at Croome. Find out more about the history and restoration of the garden and park at Croome on one of our volunteer-led tours.

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6 Mar to 31 Oct 2024
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11:00 to 12:00
+ 69 other dates or times
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Tai chi classes at Croome 

Croome, Worcester, Worcestershire

Learn a pure and authentic tai chi and qigong system, with tutor Dr Marc Price with weekly classes at Croome. Fee: £10.00 per class, or £72.00 per 8 week 'term'.

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7 Mar to 18 Jul 2024
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09:30 to 11:00
+ 16 other dates or times
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World Book Day 

Hanbury Hall, Droitwich Spa, Worcestershire

Join local author Ruth Goddard in the second-hand bookshop at Hanbury Hall for a series of storytelling sessions to celebrate World Book Day.

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7 Mar to 10 Mar 2024
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11:00 to 15:00
+ 3 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.