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.
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.
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 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.
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!
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.
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.