Civil War and Maypoles
Worcestershire located in the middle of England is a county of typical English charm and tradition, from market towns to quaint villages and an historic Cathedral city. Worcester is situated between areas of outstanding natural beauty and landscapes with the Malvern Hills to the west and the Cotswolds to the south and not forgetting its proximity to the beautiful wye valley and forest.
The nearby Vale of Evesham also means there is plenty of interest for the visitor, the beautiful village of Broadway attracts many tourists to its cottage lined streets. On the nearby hill is Broadway tower with fine views across several counties.
From Spa towns, castles, and two of England’s major rivers the Avon and Severn the county is great to explore. Worcestershire featured prominently in the English civil war with the first and almost last battles fought here. Although traditional farming is still present it is fruit growing which is predominant especially in the Vale of Evesham, the famous eponymous Worcester sauce is also still produced in the county.
The county is forever associated with one of England’s greatest composers Sir Edward Elgar everywhere you visit his music seems to be present from his beloved Malvern Hills, or Wyre forest to the river Severn or the vale of Evesham, the composers cottage can be visited at Lower Broadheath.
The village of Offenham is one of the few villages in the country that has a permanent maypole and upholds the English tradition of maypole dancing. The county was first mentioned in 1040 as Wirceastrescir.
Towns in Worcestershire
Activities in Worcestershire
Worcester Cathedral - Gothic Splendor
Broadway Golf Club - Golf in the Cotswolds
Ashmolean Museum Broadway - Museum and Cotswolds Cultural Centre
Severn Valley Railway - Heritage Railway Visitor Centre
Broadway Tower - Broadway Tower
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