Posted on 21st February, 2017

Visit the three counties in 2017

Flock away from the hustle and bustle of the city this winter and explore the magnificent three counties of Gloucestershire, Herefordshire and Worcestershire. From excelling in rural crafts and real ale to offering the best of British food and farming, the counties are truly the best of English countryside.

One of the country’s most picturesque areas, Gloucestershire boasts lush rolling hills and stunning historic architecture. Our top picks to add to your list when visiting the area include a visit to the fascinating Gloucester Cathedral or the informative Jet Age Museum. If you are up for a bit of an adventure, the interactive Prinknash Bird and Deer Park or Robinswood Hill Country Park might just fit the bill.

For all the walkers out there, Herefordshire’s breath-taking countryside should definitely be on your bucket list, besides exploring its rock faces and River Wye rapids. If you are planning to visit the captivating county, we recommend you pay a visit to Goodrich Castle, a hidden treasure tucked away in the Wye valley or Hereford Cathedral, known for its stained glass work and stunning architecture. For a garden with a quirky twist, Westonbury Mill Water Gardens makes for a lovely visit on a sunny day or why not head over to Newbridge Farm Park? With large sand pits to play in, tractor rides and lots of great outdoor activities, it’s a great way to keep the little ones occupied.

Worcestershire, besides being known for its part in the English Civil War is also home to a steam railway and an array of historic houses to explore. Must-visit places of interest include the majestic and medieval, Worcester Cathedral, drenched in English history and the Worcester Woods Country Park on the outskirts of Worcester, featuring woodland paths and picnic areas. To witness beautiful panoramic views, Kinver Edge is easily accessible and also features cave houses that have been restored by the Natural Trust.

An ideal base for exploring England’s three counties, why not stay at The Abbey during your visit? Stay in one of our 103 individually decorated rooms, enjoy a Traditional Sunday Carvery Lunch at the Priory View Restaurant while you are there or indulge in the British custom of Traditional Afternoon Tea! For enquiries or to make a booking, contact our team on 01684 879193 or email [email protected].


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