Worcestershire

Vale of Evesham

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Overview

Depart Evesham en route to Elmley Castle before arriving at the village of Eckington. Visit Croome D’Abitot and pause at St. Mary Magdalene’s Church before touring Croome Court. Enjoy Little Malvern Court & Gardens before arriving at the Morgan Motor Company. Head to Spetchley Gardens before arriving in Broadway.

Evesham

Visit the market town of Evesham on the banks of the River Avon. Take in the 14th century Almonry Heritage Centre, the Victorian bandstand in Abbey Park, the Pennywhistle statue in Abbey Gardens and the Bell Tower – all that remains of the historic Abbey.

Elmley Castle

The pretty picture postcard village of Elmley Castle at Bredon Hill is the site of the castle built just after the Norman Conquest of 1066. Once occupying a strategic position, the fort became ruined and little remains, though the site affords some commanding views.

Eckington

Eckington is a small village surrounded by the River Avon on the edge of the Cotswolds. Cross the Eckington Bridge – a Grade II ancient monument or try a stay at Eckington Manor, enjoy a meal or may be enrol for cookery school.

Croome D'abitot

Visit the architectural feast that is St. Mary Magdalene’s Church at Croome D’Abitot – a Grade I listed and National Heritage building. Take in Croome Court once a secret airbase, now a National Trust property with views over the Malvern Hills where you can explore the rooms or take a walk in the parkland.

Little Malvern Court

The stunning 14th century Prior’s Hall of Little Malvern Court & Gardens is situated in the Malvern Hills. Enjoy the views over the Severn Hills, take in the giant lime tree, stunning cedars and the collection of lakes before taking a tour of the house to view the collections, paintings and furniture.

Morgan Motor Company Ltd

Now over 100 years old, the Morgan Motor company is an icon of the British motor industry. Petrolheads will love the factory tour to see the craftsmanship as sportscars are built. May be even hire a car and head for hills!

Spetchley Gardens

Lakes, ancient woodland, a deer park and wonderful gardens make Spetchley Gardens a great visitor attraction. The collection of plants provide a spectacular sight all year round – and once you’ve finished exploring then visit the Old Laundry Tearoom for a slice of cake.

Broadway

A delightful Cotswold village, Broadway is packed with great places to eat and visit. Take in the pretty high street built from traditional soft Cotswold stone, the Design Museum or visit the 65ft high Broadway Tower – the Highest Little Castle in the Cotswolds - at an ancient beacon site with stunning views across the hills.

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Overview

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Evesham

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5.1 miles

Elmley Castle

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6.0 miles

Eckington

4
7.6 miles

Croome D'abitot

5
10.5 miles

Little Malvern Court

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5.3 miles

Morgan Motor Company Ltd

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8.7 miles

Spetchley Gardens

8
27.1 miles

Broadway

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Witley Court & Gardens

Worcester Road, Great Witley, Worcestershire, West Midlands, WR6 6JT

Travelodge Worcester

Cathedral Plaza, 3 High Street, Worcester, Worcestershire, WR1 2QS

About the Vale of Evesham Trail

Distance:70 miles
Cities / Towns:8
Number Of Businesses:2

Start in the bustling market town of Evesham on banks of the River Avon before heading to the village of Elmley Castle en route to Eckington on the edge of the Cotswolds. Visit Croome D’Abitot and St. Mary Magdalene’s Church before enjoying the views across the Malvern Hills from Croome Court. The stunning Little Malvern Court & Gardens is a stunning spectacle with the added bonus of views towards the Severn Valley. Take a tour of the Morgan Motor Company to see craftsmen at work before heading to Spetchley Gardens before and then Broadway where you can climb to Broadway Tower, the site of an ancient beacon.

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Blossom Trail

The blossoms of pear, plum, cherry and apple make the Vale of Evesham a colourful place between March and May. Swathes of pinks and whites combine to create a landscape that even the most dedicated artist would struggle to match – enjoy as you wind through the countryside.

Gardeners Delight

Enjoy the delights of Worcestershire with a visit to some of its lovely gardens. The collections at Little Malvern Court and Spetchley Gardens both provide spectacular displays of colour and are a great spectacle throughout the year.

Views & Vistas

The attractions of Worcester deliver some stunning views across the surrounding Malvern Hills. Whether it is Elmley Castle, Croome D’Abitot or the ancient beacon site at Broadway, the reward of the view is well worth the effort of the climb.

Also Nearby

Witley Court & Gardens

Worcester Road, Great Witley, Worcestershire, West Midlands, WR6 6JT

Travelodge Worcester

Cathedral Plaza, 3 High Street, Worcester, Worcestershire, WR1 2QS