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Worcestershire’s Vale & Spa depicts substantial heritage spanning thousands of years. A district covering over 250 square miles unsurprisingly has many stories and much history to be told. With monuments, museums, trails and events galore, get ready to learn something new!
The district’s name of Wychavon contains an historical reference as the name is made up of two elements – “Wych”, recalling the Saxon Kingdom of Hwicca (established in 557); and “Avon”, referring to the River Avon that runs through large parts of the area.
Majestic buildings dominate the heritage of the area – visitors will never be far away from the local history with a variety of amazing Abbey and associated complexes, battle-worn bridges, imposing towers and listed buildings.
History is certainly not forgotten with events, trails and even augmented reality allowing visitors and locals alike to never forget what took place to shape the towns and villages before them.
Eckington, Pershore WR10 3DL, UK
Evesham Abbey, Evesham WR11 4BG, UK
Pershore Abbey, Church Walk, Pershore, UK
34 High St, Pershore WR10 1EE, UK
Broadway Tower, Middle Hill, Broadway WR12 7LB, UK
Hanbury Hall, Droitwich, UK
National Trust - The Fleece Inn, Bretforton, Evesham, UK
National Trust Snowshill Manor and Garden, Snowshill, Broadway WR12 7JU, UK
GWSR Broadway Station, Broadway, UK
Bredon Barn, Bredon, Tewkesbury, UK
Hartlebury Castle, Hartlebury, Kidderminster DY11 7XZ, United Kingdom
Victoria Square, Droitwich WR9 8DS, UK
Victoria Square, Droitwich, Worcestershire WR9 8DS, UK
Hampton Ferry (River Avon), Boat Lane, Evesham, UK
Greenhill, Evesham WR11 4NT, UK
The Walled Gardens at Croome Court, Severn Stoke, Worcester, UK