Worcestershire Visitor information

Worcestershire

An Introduction to Worcestershire

Worcestershire, situated in the West Midlands, is a mainly rural, ancient county inhabited long before the 7th century, containing historic battlefields, with stately homes and many religious sites. It was the focus point for many of the Civil War battles, including Cromwell's victory. The Malvern hills have been designated as areas of outstanding natural beauty.

Things to do in Worcestershire

Worcestershire is home to Hagely Hall, a Georgian building, Harvington Hall and Hartlebury Castle. It is also home to the West Midland Safari and Leisure park. Worcester's Guildhall is a Grade 1 listed building. Witley Court and gardens are situated near Worcester and Hanbury Hall is also in the region.

Getting to Worcestershire

By Road

The M40 and M42 provide easy access to Worcestershire from London and the South East. The M5 runs north to south through the middle of the county and provides a direct link to Birmingham, England's North Country and the counties of Devon and Cornwall in the south-west.

By Rail

Worcestershire has many major train stations throughout the county with a regular main line train service to and from London, Birmingham, the north and the south west of England.

By Air

Birmingham International Airport is approximately 40 minutes away, the closest airport to the region with others considerably further at over 90 minutes away.

By Coach and Bus

National Express has many links throughout the region. First are the main local bus operators.