There’s no better place to stay in this beautiful corner of the country, with the West Midlands Safari Park, Severn Valley Railway and gardens, lakes and amazing fountains of Witley Court close at hand, among other attractions. And then there’s the ten acres of gardens and grounds, with tennis and croquet, that surround this fine hotel, at its heart a Queen Anne mansion built in 1710 by Thomas White, a pupil of Sir Christopher Wren. It’s a stately place, but homely too – just right for a relaxing country break and enhanced by its spoiling spa. Here’s the place to unwind and refresh whether on a full spa break, or just indulging in a treatment or two. The house is beautifully decorated in classic country house style, overflowing with deep sofas, period features and fine pictures and furniture, and the homely, elegant bedrooms are just right for a comfy night. Dine in style in Brookes restaurant, take tea on the terrace, lunch in the cosy Library Bar – perfection.
Climb the stunning Malvern Hills, mooch around pretty market towns, visit impressive historic sites, take a steam train on the Severn Valley railway. There’s so many lovely things to do in Worcestershire.
The Elms has developed a well-deserved reputation for its excellent British food. Enjoy dinner in Brookes restaurant, a classic Afternoon Tea on the terrace, or a laid-back lunch in the Library Bar.
You can shop until you drop on Worcester High Street with a variety of chains on offer, or visit Worcester’s independent shops and boutiques to find some unique gifts. Worcester itself is host to many markets throughout the year and there are lots of shopping opportunities further afield. Across the county there are a multitude of antique shops, arts and crafts retailers and craft centres where visitors can buy something special for themselves or a loved one.