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Worcestershire & Herefordshire

The Firs

Birthplace of Sir Edward Elgar

Elgar’s Birthplace, Crown East Lane, Lower Broadheath, Worcestershire, WR2 6RH

Visitors in the garden at The Firs, Worcestershire

Planning your visit

A child greeting Father Christmas with a high five

Meet Father Christmas at The Firs 

For one weekend in December, Father Christmas is visiting The Firs along with some of his elves. His best elf will help you to make a toy before you head to the idyllic cottage to meet Father Christmas and receive a small gift.

Piano sold by Edward Elgar's father from his music shop in Worcester at The Firs, Worcestershire

Concerts and events at The Firs 

Discover live music and special events taking place at The Firs, Elgar's Birthplace.

A brown and white curly-haired dog sits on grass with some autumn leaves, with the blue jacket of its owner in the foreground

Visiting The Firs with your dog 

The Firs is a one pawprint rated place. Following Elgar’s great love of dogs, The Firs welcomes dogs on leads in the cottage garden, woodland area and visitor centre. Enjoy a dog friendly visit to Elgar’s birthplace.

Group of four elderly visitors sitting on a bench in the garden at The Firs, facing the house

Group visits at The Firs 

Here’s everything you need to know about booking a group visit to the house and garden at The Firs.


The Firs map 

Take a look at the map of The Firs to help plan your visit.

Visitors exploring the festive interiors in the Entrance Hall at Castle Ward, County Down


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