Coughton Court - 3 miles - 5 mins
Coughton Court has been the home of the Throckmorton family since 1409. It hold a unique place in history with its close connections to the Gunpowder Plot of 1605. The house stands in some 25 acres of gardens and is well worth a visit.
Birmingham City Centre, Brindley Place - 16 miles - 20 mins
Plenty of top restaurants in Brindley Place next to canals. Theatres, museums and the Sea Life Centre. Mailbox for shopping and eating. New Bull Ring shopping centre.
Jinny Ring Craft Centre near Bromsgrove - 6 miles - 10 mins
Close to the outdoor Avoncroft Museum, this is a centre for many unique crafts manufactured by several entrepreneurs, and sold on the spot to the public. Lovely restaurant and garden.
Vale of Evesham - 12 miles - 20 mins
Famous fruit and vegetable growing area, with stalls at the side of the road in the season, selling inexpensive fruit and veg. Famous abbey at Evesham. Market town.
Spetchley Gardens, near Pershore - 10 miles - 15 mins
Very quiet, restful and peaceful gardens. Many flowers and shrubs, with seats alongside the lake.
Ragley Hall, Alcester - 5 miles - 10 mins
Stately home of the 8th Marquess of Hertford. House tours. 27 acres of gardens with an impressive and extensive adventure wood for children of all ages.
North Cotswolds - starts approx 16 miles - 20 mins
Broadway, Chipping Camden, Snowshill-in-the-Hollow and Bourton-on-the-Water, with its model village and birdland, are all within easy reach. Many quaint attractions.
Worcester City - Free Bus
Worcester City - Free Bus - running from opposite White Lion Pub (approx £4.50 return or free for senior citizens)
Magnificent Cathedral - World famous porcelain works (with tours) and museum - Civil War commander centre - excellent shopping.
Cadbury Experience, Bournville - 15 miles - 20 mins
Very modern, extensive exhibition of the chocolate story - with free samples!!
Malvern Hills - 20 miles - 30 mins
Spectacular views of Severn Valley, Herefordshire, and distant Wales. Free spring walks available. Plenty of walking.
Warwick Castle - 20 miles - 30 mins
First mediaeval castle in England. Finest Madam Tussauds waxworks outside London. Extensive gardens. Open all Year.
Stratford Upon Avon - 13 Miles - 20 mins
Birthplace of William Shakespeare plus four other related properties. All year round performances at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre. River Avon boat trips. Very cosmopolitan. Tourist shops open late.