Within an Hour’s Drive
Forest Adventure Coleford, Gloucs.
Canoeing and Kayaking
Wye Pursuits Kerne Bridge. Also white water rafting, climbing, abseiling, caving and
multi- activity courses.
Hay-on-Wye Canoe Hire
Paddles and pedals, Hay-on-Wye. Symonds Yat East. Also rafting, abseiling, climbing, caving, zip wire.
Wye Valley Canoes Glasbury-on-Wye
Climbing & caving
Forest Adventure Also canoeing, kayaking, archery, mountain biking.Coleford,
Llangorse Riding and Rope Centre Horse riding, bouldering, abseiling, rope bridges, zipline and problem solving.
Pedal Bike Away Bike hire in Forest of Dean Pedal Away Bike hire in Herefordshire, Gloucestershire and South Wales
Wheely Wonderful Cycling Near Ludlow
National Birds of Prey Centre courses. Near Ledbury. Fishing
Millpond Near Ledbury.
Herefordshire Raceway Weobley (min. age 8)
Grove Golf Centre Floodlit covered driving range with golf course.
Brockington Hall 9-holes near Bodenham The Ashe Near Ross. 18 hole, par 3 Family friendly The Herefordshire Golf Club Wormsley Leominster Golf Club
Tipton Hall Riding School Bromyard area Grafton Farm Riding Centre Tenbury Wells KC Riding School Bodenham
Mountain Boarding Centre
Court Farm Leisure Tillington nearHereford Out to Grass Cradley, near Malvern
Dean Forest Railway Learn to drive a steam locomotive.
Handsam Boat Company Boat hire in Evesham Worcester River Cruises Includes cream tea cruises, fish & chip cruises and Jazz
Gloucester Leisure Cruises
South Worcestershire Shooting Ground Clay pigeon shooting from Hanley Castle, Worcs.
Ten Pin Bowling
TGS Bowling Hereford
Herefordshire - click on Herefordshire for various circular walks Walks on the Malverns (Ledbury area)
Walks on the Bromyard Downs (Bromyard area) Wye Valley Walk
Offa’s Dyke Path (Western Herefordshire) The Wysis Way
Cotswold Canals Walk
The Gloucestershire Way
The Three Choirs Way
Traveline public transport information 0870 608 2608 Beacons Bus
National Rail Enquiries 07845 484950
Goodrich Castle Ross
Longtown, Grosmont & Skenfrith castles South Marches Wigmore & Ludlow castles
Churches and Abbeys
Dore Abbey, Abbey Dore. Originally a Cistercian monastery. All Saints Hereford. Also contains excellent café. Belmont Abbey, Hereford. Pugin-designed Benedictine Abbey. Bordesley Abbey, Redditch. Ruins of Cistercian monastery.
St. Barnabas, Brampton Bryan. Unusual 1656 Commonwealth church. St. Andrew, Bredwardine & Brobury. Home to Victorian diarist & vicar, John Kilvert. All Saints Brockhampton. Superb early C20th thatched, Arts and Crafts church. St. Michael, Castle Frome. Font belongs to Herefordshire School of carving, “one of
the masterworks of Romanesque sculpture in England” (Pevsner). Croome Church Church of the Earls of Coventry with exquisite monumental carving. St. Mary the Virgin, Eardisland. Contains fine peal of 8 bells Church of the Sacred Heart, Droitwich. Mosaic interior made from millions of Italian
St. Mary Magdalene, Eardisley. Home of the Baskerville family. Gloucester Cathedral, Gloucester. Aside from being one of England’s greatest
cathedrals, the cloisters can also boast playing host to Hollywood film crews as a set
for Hogwarts in the Harry Potter films.
Great Witley Church Exquisite Baroque interior, set in parkland by the shell of Witley
Court, an English Heritage property.
Hailes Abbey, Gloucs.
St. Dubricius, Hentland. Legendary site where St. Dubricius trained C6th
St. Catherine, Hoarwithy. Fantastic Italianate church.
Kilpeck Church. Most complete Norman church in England with renowned carvings. Hereford Cathedral
Kempley. Fantastic medieval (and later) wall paintings.
St. Michael and All Angels, Ledbury. Described by Pevsner as the premier parish
church in the county.
Leominster Priory, Leominster. A former Benedictine establishment. Little Malvern Priory. Small Benedictine monastery.
St. Peter, Llancillo. Early medieval bell. Celtic foundation.
The Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Madley. Possible birthplace of St. Dubricius and one of finest churches in the area.
Malvern Priory Benedictine foundation Priory church. Large collection of medieval
St. Mary, Much Cowarne. Tomb of lady who sacrificed her hand to save her Crusader
husband from the Moors.
Pershore Abbey, Pershore
St. Peter, Peterchurch. Unique. 4 sections with double chancel. C8th origins. St. Giles, Pipe Aston. Tiny Norman gem with tympanum over ornate doorway and
St. Andrew, Pixley. William Morris tiles.
St. Peter, Pudlestone. Pugin-designed stained glass.
St. Mary, Ross-on-Wye. C13th originally, mainly built in Decorated style. St. Peter, Rowlstone. Fine examples of Herefordshire School of sculpture. St. John the Evangelist, Shobdon. The only Rococo church in England St. Michael, Sollers Hope. Beautiful setting and the possible parish church of the
young Dick Whittington.
St. Peter & St. Paul, Stoke Lacy . Many monuments to Morgan motor family. Tewkesbury Abbey, Tewkesbury. Wonderful decoration.
St. James, Wigmore. In stronghold of the Mortimer family, near the castle. Worcester Cathedral, Worcester.
Gardens and Parks
Abbey Dore Court Garden
Attingham Park Shropshire NT
Berrington Hall Gardens Leominster area NT Bodenham Arboretum
Burford House and Garden National Clematis collection Croome Park near Malvern
Dorothy Clive Garden 01630 647237
Eastnor Castle garden Family friendly near Ledbury. Garden at the Bannut
Hampton Court Gardens Stunning organic gardens Hawkstone Park and Follies 01939 200611 Shropshire Hergest Croft Kington area
Hidcote Manor Garden near Broadway
Holme Lacy Shipley Environmental Gardens 01432 870356 How Caple Court Gardens Formal Edwardian garden 01989740626
Ivy Croft Nursery and garden .
Kiftsgate near Broadway
Lawton Hall Herbs Kington area.
Little Malvern Court & Garden 01684 893 057 Moors Meadow 7 acre organic hillside garden. Near Bromyard Painswick Rococo Garden
The Picton Gardens Ledbury area (Colwall) Queenswood Country Park 67 acres of arboretum, 103 acres of SSSI designated woodland.
Spetchley Park Garden Worcester
Sudeley Castle and Gardens 01242 602308 Westonbirt Arboretum Cotswolds
Westonbury Mill Water Gardens Specialists in moisture-loving & bog plants.
The Weir Garden NT
Historic Houses and Buildings
Attingham Park Near Shrewsbury Family friendly Baddesley Clinton near Solihull Family friendly NT Berrington Hall near Leominster Family friendly NT Bredon Barns NT
Charlecote Park near Stratford Family friendly NT Croft Castle near Leominster Family friendly NT Dudmaston near Bridgnorth Family friendly NT Eastnor Castle Family friendly. Ledbury area The Greyfriars Worcester Family friendly NT Hagley Hall
Hanbury Hall near Droitwich Family friendly NT Harvington Hall near Kidderminster
Hellens Manor C13th Ledbury area
Hawford Dovecote C16th. NT
King Charles’ House Worcester. From where Charles I escaped after Battle of
Worcester. Now a restaurant.
Leigh Court Barn English Heritage near Worcester Little Malvern Court Former Benedictine Monastery Little Malvern
Lower Brockhampton Brockhampton Estate Bromyard. Family friendly NT
Middle Littleton Tithe Barn nr. Evesham NT
Moseley Old Hall near Wolverhampton Family friendly NT Packwood House near Solihull Family friendly NT Snowshill Manor near Broadway NT
Stokesay Castle English Heritage C13th fortified manor house. Sudeley Castle and Gardens Former home of Katherine Parr The Fleece Inn NT
The Greyfriars Timber-framed merchant’s house Worcester NT The Guildhall Worcester Early C18th with Italianate Assembly Room Wightwick Manor Near Wolverhampton Family friendly NT Witley Court Great Witley. English Heritage. Spectacular ruins. Woodchester Mansion Nr.Stroud. Unfinished mansion abandoned in 1870 now home
to hundreds of rare bats.
Arthur’s Stone Golden Valley area
Avoncroft Museum of Historic Buildings
Bromyard Heritage Centre
Cheltenham Art Gallery and Museum World-renowned Arts and Crafts Movement collection.
Chedworth Roman Villa Cotswolds
City Museum and Art Gallery Worcester
The Commandery Worcester The most important secular building in Worcester.
Corinium Museum Cirencester Cotswold treasures. Cotswold Motoring Museum, Bourton-on-the-water. Dean Heritage Museum, Forest of Dean
Dunkirk Mill Centre Working machinery in old fulling mill. Cotswolds The Cider Museum Hereford Family friendly
The Waterworks Museum Hereford Family friendly Gloucester City Museum
Gloucester Folk Museum
Ironbridge Gorge Museums
The Jenner Museum Berkeley
The John Moore Countryside Museum Tewkesbury. Natural history & wildlife
conservation displays in C15th house.
The Judge’s Lodging Presteigne .Family friendly. Ledbury Heritage Centre
Malvern Museum of Local History
The Mappa Mundi & Chained Library - One of the oldest maps of the world and two
of the biggest and most ancient chained libraries in existence. Mortimers Cross Water Mill
National Waterways Museum Gloucester
Nature in Art Twigworth Gloucester. First museum dedicated to art inspired by
The Old House Hereford
The Painted Room Ledbury
The Pump Rooms Tenbury Wells
Ross Market House Heritage Centre Ross on Wye Royal Worcester Visitor Centre www.royalworcester.com
Soldiers of Gloucestershire Museum, Gloucs. Gloucester Regiment & the Royal Gloucestershire Hussars.
Tudor House Museum Upton Upon Severn In C16th house and garden.
Worcestershire County Museum Hartlebury
Touring the black and white villages
Dymock - home of the Dymock poets. Near Ledbury. Ledbury - home to John Masefield, Elizabeth Barrett-Browning and William Langland.
There are cinemas in Malvern Theatres and The Courtyard Centre for the Arts in
Worcester Warner Village
Three Choirs Festival - Europe’s oldest music festival Elgar country and birthplace museum near Worcester Great Witley Church music. Concerts and organ case from instrument upon which
Holst Birthplace Museum, Cheltenham
Huntingdon Hall and Swan Theatre Worcester World of Mechanical Music, Northleach
The Courtyard Centre for the Arts Hereford The Roses Theatre Tewkesbury