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Hartlebury
Harvington
Kemerton
Kempsey
Kidderminster
Little Malvern
Malvern
Malvern Wells
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Pershore
Redditch
Smite
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County Town: Worcester
Population: 541,400
Area: 673 Sq miles 1742 Sq km
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Food Legends:Worcestershire Sauce
Wye Valley Asparagus
Malvern Pudding
Folk Customs:
The Church Street Feast
Haunted Britain:
Upton’s Ghost, Bound Forever
Cultural Britain:
Elgar Country
The Three Choirs Festival
Lore & legend:
Lady Godiva
The Swan, the Dog, and the Crusader
Natural Britain:
Clent Hills
Cotswold Hills
Malvern Hills
River Severn
River Teme
River Wye
Severn Valley
The River Avon (Upper)
Vale of Evesham
Wye Valley

Events

March
Easter Trail

April
Alpine Garden Society Group
Plant Hunters Fair
Specialist Plant Fair

May
Bretforton Silver Band Asparagus Auction
British Asparagus Festival
Malvern Spring Gardening Show
Pershore Town Carnival
Spring Fayre
Spring Garden Festival
Spring Gardening Show
Upton Folk Festival

June
0800 Reverse Boarding Academy
Arleyfest
Ashton Under Hill Open Gardens
Bishampton Village Fete
Bretforton Open Garden Day
Broadway Arts Festival
Eastern Festival
Evesham Carnival
Evesham Festival of Music
Harvington Festival
Leigh Flower Festival
Leigh Open Gardens & Craft Fair
Offenham Wake
Open Gardens
Three Counties Show
Throckmorton H4H Airshow
Upton Jazz Festival
Vale Fresh Food Festival

July
Alpine Society National Show
Annual Pilgrimage to Our Lady of Evesham
Badsey Annual Flower Show
Bishampton Summer Show
Bridge Bash Festival
Broadway Summer Celebrations
Evesham River Festival
Fladbury Festival & Walkabout
Fladbury Flower Festival & Walkabout
Inkberrow Horse Show
Moo-vie Festival
Upton Blues Festival

August
Annual Motor Show
Bretforton Silver Band Supporters Club Fete
Childswickham Flower Festival
Droitwich Spa Annual Flower Show
Evesham Angling Festival Week
Far Forest Countryside Show
Great Comberton Flower Show
Pershore Jazz Festival
Pershore Plum Festival
Plant Hunters Fair
Salwarpe Fete
Three Choirs Festival
Upton Internation Music & Camping Festival
Worcester Musical Festival

September
Annual Pilgrimage & 3pm Mass for the English Martyrs
Apple Harvest Celebration
Autumn Show
Broadway Horticultural & Craft Show
Farncombe Estate Open Day
Heritage Open Days
Malvern Autumn Show
Peopleton Autumn Show
SnodFest
Strensham Village Show
The End of the Season Motorcycle Festival
Wick Fete

October
Gift Fair

November
Christmas Craft Fair
Christmas Gift and Craft Sale
Crafts at Croome
Evesham Christmas Revels

December
Carols at Croome
Christmas Craft and Gift Fayre
Severn Valley Railway Santa Specials
Worcester Victorian Christmas Fayre

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Worcestershire – the county that has inspired many great writers and composers – including the works of Edward Elgar – one of Britain’s best composers.

Also the home of Worcester Porcelain, Worcestershire sauce , Morgan sports cars and Malvern Spring water.

A most beautiful county in the Heart of England, lying between the ancient Malvern Hills and the mellow Cotswolds . Worcestershire is easily accessible, with excellent road and rail links and offers visitors a truly splendid mix of traditions, heritage and beauty.

The county is steeped in history, with evidence of iron-age hill forts, Royalists headquarters, stately homes , magnificent churches, Victorian follies, famous spa towns and industrial heritage sites. Its wealth of attractions guarantees that visitors are never short of things to do.

Worcester City with its splendid Cathedral set on the banks of the river Severn offers visitors a delightfully relaxed “shopping experience” alongside a fascinating mix of attractions. You can browse amongst Royal Worcester Porcelain’s shops or enjoy over 350 years of history at the Commandery museum, pivotal in the English Civil War and the only Civil War museum in the Country.

The city is also the venue for county cricket, major horse racing and world-class rugby events.

Worcestershire offers a wonderful array of events throughout the year. The new Malvern Theatre presents a first-class programme of arts and drama, whilst Upton upon Severn is the venue for the Upton Folk Festival in May, The Jazz Festival in June and the Water Festival in August. The Three Counties Showground stages two major gardening events in spring and autumn, and the Three Counties Show in June attracts visitors from far and wide.

Worcestershire is a gardener’s paradise with a wide variety of award-winning attractions from walled cottage gardens to specialist’s collections of Spetchley Park , or the beautiful walled gardens of Stonehouse cottage garden. Visitors can explore a magnificent Arboretum near Wolverley or admire the landscapes sculptured by Capability Brown at Croome Park . The largest garden centre in the Midlands is to be found at Webbs of Wychbold just off junction 5 on the M5.

Rivers and canals have helped shape the beautiful Worcestershire landscape and played an important role in the life styles of many towns and villages. Britain’s longest river, the River Severn flows through the county and the attractive Georgian towns of Bewdley and Stourport on Severn are well worth exploring. Riverboat trips during the summer offer a tranquil journey along this delightful river.

The River Avon also meanders the county passing the lively market town of Evesham and Pershore with its famous Abbey. Both rivers are popular for boating and fishing and are the setting for numerous events throughout the year.

For those who enjoy walking, either strenuous day walks or more leisurely countryside strolls, Worcestershire has many miles of way-marked footpaths for visitors to explore and some lovely country parks, nature trails and forest trails.

Major attractions in the county include Britain’s premier steam railway, the Severn Valley Railway , Avoncroft Museum of Historic Buildings , the once magnificent stately home, Witley Court now a fire ravaged ruin and it’s splendid Baroque church, Hanbury Hall and Harvington Hall

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