The local area around Worcestershire and the neighbouring three counties of Herefordshire, Gloucestershire and Warwickshire are steeped in history, industry and tourist attractions.

Historic Worcester cathedral and The Elgar Birthplace Museum, plus the picturesque Malvern Hills countryside. For further information visit Worcestershire’s Great Outdoors.

Train enthusiasts can enjoy one of the country’s most-popular heritage railway centres, the Severn Valley Railway which runs from Kidderminster to Bridgnorth.

There are a wealth of National Trust and English Heritage properties throughout the area – including the nearby 18th century Hanbury Hall and gardens, the lavish Eastnor Castle and estate, the romantic ruins of Witley Court with its ornate centrepiece fountain.

For horse racing enthusiasts, there are regular meetings at Worcester racecourse and it’s just a short drive to the iconic Cheltenham racecourse.

We are also perfectly situated for visits to see the city’s Premiership team, the Worcester Warriors in action.

First-class cricket can be enjoyed in Worcestershire’s iconic county grounds at New Road, on the city centre riverside overlooked by the cathedral.

There’s also the world’s oldest motorsports venue at Shelsley Walsh hosting a range of activities from sprints, trials, classic car shows and British Hillclimb rounds.


Heathside is within walking distance of two excellent pubs serving a range of dishes to suit all tastes. There are many other pubs nearby too, as well as a wealth of cafés and restaurants in Worcester city centre.