Worcester Historic and Architectural Properties and Gardens

Castles, Abbeys, Churches, Houses, Estates and Gardens, Industrial Heritage attractions and museums (English Heritage / National Trust / others) many with brief details of disabled access.
Along with the attractions listed on this page you may also find places of interest on the Worcester Attractions and Nature pages. We suggest that you also visit the pages for the neighbouring counties to see what else there is in the area.

We support ‘Accessible Countryside for Everyone’ in providing a brief guide as to the access / facilities for the sites listed

 

Arley Arboretum & Gardens - Upper Arley, Near Bewdley - Italian garden, Magnolia Garden, Dinosaur and Fairy Trails and maze for the young ones, tea room, shop - The Tearoom is accessible for wheelchair users. The arboretum is suitable for wheelchair access, there is limited access in certain areas.
arleyarboretum.co.uk

 

Croome Park (NT)- secret wartime airbase is now a visitor centre, Capability’ Brown landscape, Croome Court, once home to the Earls of Coventry (currently undergoing a significant repair - ground floor and the basement are mostly open) - Adapted toilet, Pleasure grounds accessible - hard paths throughout garden but one steep slope, wheelchair access to Court by stair climber, Braille and large print guide available, Induction loop
www.nationaltrust.org.uk/croome

 

Greyfriars (NT) - Worcester - Late Medieval timber-framed merchant’s house and garden, built in 1480, has tearoom and shop - Braille guide and induction loop available
www.nationaltrust.org.uk/greyfriars-house-and-garden

 

Hanbury Hall and Gardens (NT) - Hanbury, Droitwich Spa - William and Mary-style country house, garden and park, built in 1701, "Inside, a mix of interiors await to be discovered, from the restored Hercules rooms and recreated Gothic corridor, to the recently re-decorated smoking room and stunning staircase wall-paintings" 20 acres of recreated early 18th-century gardens and 400 acres of parkland. - Adapted toilet, Braille guide, Sensory experience, Baby-changing facilities
www.nationaltrust.org.uk/hanbury-hall-and-gardens

 

Lovells Vineyard - Welland, Malvern - family run English vineyard, 13 acre site with gardens and vineyard producing Elgar wine, email or call them to arrange a tour from May to November - we have no accessibility info for this site
www.lovellsvineyard.co.uk/tours

 

Spetchley Park Gardens - Spetchley, Worcester - beautiful historic garden, surrounded by ancient parkland, deer park and lakes, tea room, guided tour by prior appointment - "Spetchley Park Gardens is flat with easily accessible paths – some paths are gravelled which can be difficult to traverse with a wheelchair...Mobility scooters are available at a charge these must be booked in advance due to limited numbers."
www.spetchleygardens.co.uk

 

Witley Court and Gardens (EH)- Great Witley - see the dramatic ruins of Witley Court, elaborate parterre gardens and monumental fountains, woodland walks, adventure play area, 'Behind the Scenes' tours, tearooms and shop - A disabled access guide is available on site. Unfortunately there is no wheelchair access to the house, only to the visitor centre, exterior and grounds, wheelchair loan, accessible toilets
www.english-heritage.org.uk/visit/places/witley-court-and-gardens

 

Worcester Cathedral - royal tombs of King John and Prince Arthur, medieval cloisters, ancient crypt and chapter house, magnificent Victorian stained glass, Cathedral, Tower and Library Guided Tours - Wheelchair access to the Cathedral (Access to the crypt is planned) but no disabled access to the Tower or the Library "due to the ancient, narrow spiral staircases"
www.worcestercathedral.co.uk

 

Worcester Guildhall - Queen Anne style Grand with Italianate styled Assembly room and collection of portraits, visit the cells may also be possible, booked - we have no accessibility info for this site
www.worcester.gov.uk/guildhall / www.discover-history.co.uk

 

 

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