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Worcestershire & Herefordshire

The Firs

Birthplace of Sir Edward Elgar

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

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

Planning your visit

Visitor carrying a tray of coffee and cake in the cafe at Llanerchaeron, Wales

Eating and drinking at The Firs 

At Little Al's cafe at The Firs you can be sure that every piping hot latte, sumptuous homemade cake and tasty brunch is served with a smile. They're proud winners of the Visit Worcestershire 2022 Ethical, Responsible, and Sustainable Tourism Award for their dedication to implementing the best ethical and environmental practices in their business.

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.

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