All over Worcestershire there are historic buildings open to the public. There’s Hanbury Hall, now maintained by the National Trust and Croome Court, also a National Trust Property.

The city of Worcester has  much to offer visitors. The Cathedral is one of the oldest and finest in the country and final resting place of King John. The historic crypt has been fully restored to its original condition, as built by St. Wulstan in 1084.

Nearby, at The Commandery Museum, you can inspect the headquarters of the fated Royalist forces at the famous battle of the English Civil War, more than 350 years ago. Abbeys, churches and priories grace the county towns of Pershore, Evesham and Malvern.

The once busy river port of Bewdley is home to the Severn Valley Railway, where you can travel to neighbouring towns and villages in steam powered splendour.

At Redditch, the Forge Mill Needle Museum demonstrates the crafts that made the region famous all over the world.

And when you visit the Avoncroft Museum of Historic Buildings you can explore the architecture of seven centuries.

The Victorians left a fine legacy of spa towns throughout the county. The therapeutic qualities of Droitwich Spa’s Brine Baths have been known since Roman times.

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