Nestled between the Malvern Hills and the captivating Cotswolds, Worcestershire county has a blend of villages, market towns and city living all situated amongst the gorgeous natural beauty of pristine woodland and river valleys.
The county was at one point abolished in 1974, with the northern section becoming the West Midlands and the rest being instated as Hereford and Worcester, but the county of Worcestershire was brought back together in 1998 with the exception of the West Midlands area.
You'll find both the River Severn and River Avon flowing through the green, rolling hills, with both Birmingham and other major cities close at hand. The fantastic travel links to these cities makes Worcester and other towns in the county great places to escape the hustle and bustle of big city life in exchange for something more lowkey and lush within the countryside.
Found at the heart of Worcestershire, Worchester is a gorgeous Cathedral and University city brimming with intricate architecture and cultural delights. You'll feel right at home amongst the familiar high street and lovely boutique offerings from independent shops, with plenty of interesting buildings to explore as you wander around the city centre. Here you'll find The Commandery and Greyfriars' House and Garden for those who want to delve into the city's history, and there's always an exciting event going on to keeping things fresh in the city.
For a slightly calmer pace, Great Malvern gives you the chance to live in a charming market towns surrounded by rolling green hills and buildings steeped in history. It's said that C S Lewis and J R R Tolkien took a lot of inspiration from the beauty found in The Malverns, and a quick visit here will show you exactly why it's such a desirable place to be. With festival and events all year round to bring the communities together and some truly magnificent buildings to discover, settling down here is well worth the investment.
Worcestershire presents plenty of opportunities to engage with wildlife and the wonderful outdoors, like the verdant Malvern Hills and Lickey Hills Country Park with a variety of outdoor sculptures. Getting closer to nature is a simple as paying the West Midlands Safari Park (which is still in Worcestershire!) a visit to see all 165 species of lovely creatures and critters they have across their 200 acres park.
If historical sites are more your speed then you're in luck, with plenty of castles and country manors to admire across the county. Broadway Tower can be found one of the highest points in the Cotswolds near the town of Broadway, standing tall as one of the best loved destinations in Worcestershire and commanding sensational views of the surrounding landscape. Worchester Cathedral perches on the banks of the River Severn sporting features of practically ever sort of English architecture that's occurred since the Norman period, and the Museum of Royal Worchester can help orient you to the fascinating historic events which have help shape modern day Worchester.
If you're after an idyllic property location within Worcestershire, then the county town and cathedral city of Worcester is the place to be. Our property development here - The Waterside - is located between Worcestershire and Birmingham Canal and the River Severn, bringing brilliant 1 bedroom apartments to the centre of Worcester. Each apartment is built to the highest specifications possible and are incorporated with the stylish, original buildings found at the core of Royal Worcester.