Welcome to Visit Worcestershire Places
The Walkfo guide to things to do & explore in Worcestershire

Visit Worcestershire PlacesVisit Worcestershire places using Walkfo for free guided tours of the best Worcestershire places to visit. A unique way to experience Worcestershire’s places, Walkfo allows you to explore Worcestershire as you would a museum or art gallery with audio guides.

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The area that is now Worcestershire was absorbed into the unified Kingdom of England in 927 . Over the centuries the county borders have been modified, but it was not until 1844 that substantial changes were made . This culminated with the abolition of Worcesterhire in 1974 with its northern area becoming part of the West Midlands and the rest of the county of Hereford and Worcester . When you visit Worcestershire, Walkfo brings Worcestershire places to life as you travel by foot, bike, bus or car with a mobile phone & headphones.


Worcestershire Places Overview: History, Culture & Facts about Worcestershire

Visit Worcestershire – Walkfo’s stats for the places to visit

With 45 audio plaques & Worcestershire places for you to explore in the Worcestershire area, Walkfo is the world’s largest heritage & history digital plaque provider. The AI continually learns & refines facts about the best Worcestershire places to visit from travel & tourism authorities (like Wikipedia), converting history into an interactive audio experience.

Worcestershire history

Worcestershire History photo

The geographical area now known as Worcestershire was first populated at least 700,000 years ago. The area became predominantly agricultural in the Bronze Age, leading to population growth. The Roman period saw establishment of the villa system in the Cotswalds and Vale of Evesham. Droitwich (Salinae) was probably the most important settlement in the county.

Anglo-Saxon Worcestershire

The area which became Worcestershire formed the heartland of the Anglo-Saxon kingdom of the Hwicce . It was absorbed by the Kingdom of Mercia during the 7th century and became part of the unified Kingdom of England in 927 .

Norman Conquest

Domesday Book notes in 1086 that in seven of the twelve hundreds covering Worcestershire, the Crown had no authority . The rest of the county was still held by the Abbeys of Pershore and Evesham, the Bishop of Worcester and Priory .

High Medieval

In 1263 Worcester’s Jewish residents were attacked by a baronial force led by Robert Earl Ferrers and Henry de Montfort . The massacre was part of a wider campaign by the De Montforts and their allies in the run-up to the Second Barons’ War .

Civil War

Worcestershire Civil War photo

In 1642, the Battle of Powick Bridge was the first major skirmish of the English Civil War . Worcestershire was subject to heavy taxation and the pressing of men into the Royalist army . The northern part of the county, which was already a centre of iron production, was important for military supplies .

Nineteenth century

Malvern was one of the centres of the 19th-century rise in English spa towns due to Malvern water being believed to be very pure, containing “nothing at all” The county is also home to the world’s oldest continually published newspaper, the Berrow’s Journal, established in 1690 .

Worcestershire culture & places

Worcestershire Culture photo

It is claimed that Worcestershire was the inspiration for the Shire, a region of Tolkien’s fictional Middle-earth. The county is one of the three counties associated with the Border Morris style of English folk dancing. The village of Broadheath, about 10km northwest of Worcester, is the birthplace of the composer Edward Elgar.

Worcestershire economy & business

Industry and agriculture

Worcestershire Industry and agriculture photo

Fruit farming and the cultivation of hops were traditional agricultural activities in much of the county . The town of Malvern is the home of the Morgan traditional sports car . The original Worcestershire sauce, a savoury condiment made by Lea and Perrins, is made in Worcester .

Why visit Worcestershire with Walkfo Travel Guide App?

Visit Worcestershire PlacesYou can visit Worcestershire places with Walkfo Worcestershire to hear history at Worcestershire’s places whilst walking around using the free digital tour app. Walkfo Worcestershire has 45 places to visit in our interactive Worcestershire map, with amazing history, culture & travel facts you can explore the same way you would at a museum or art gallery with information audio headset. With Walkfo, you can travel by foot, bike or bus throughout Worcestershire, being in the moment, without digital distraction or limits to a specific walking route. Our historic audio walks, National Trust interactive audio experiences, digital tour guides for English Heritage locations are available at Worcestershire places, with a AI tour guide to help you get the best from a visit to Worcestershire & the surrounding areas.

“Curated content for millions of locations across the UK, with 45 audio facts unique to Worcestershire places in an interactive Worcestershire map you can explore.”

Walkfo: Visit Worcestershire Places Map
45 tourist, history, culture & geography spots


  Worcestershire historic spots

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Walkfo Worcestershire tourism map key: places to see & visit like National Trust sites, Blue Plaques, English Heritage locations & top tourist destinations in Worcestershire


Best Worcestershire places to visit

Worcestershire has places to explore by foot, bike or bus. Below are a selection of the varied Worcestershire’s destinations you can visit with additional content available at the Walkfo Worcestershire’s information audio spots:

Worcestershire photo Glover’s Needle
The Glover’s Needle (or St Andrews Spire) is a spire-carrying tower in Worcester, England . It is located in the city of Worcester .
Worcestershire photo Greyfriars, Worcester
Greyfriars, Worcester is a Grade I listed building in Worcester, England . It is believed to have been built as a house and brew-house c.1485 for Thomas Grene, brewer and High Bailiff of Worcester . It has been in the ownership of the National Trust since 1966 .
Worcestershire photo Spetchley Park
Spetchley Park is a country mansion standing in 4500 acres of gardens and parkland . The house and park are separately Grade II* listed .
Worcestershire photo Hindlip Hall
Hindlip Hall is a stately home in Hindlip, Worcestershire, England. The first major hall was built before 1575 and played a significant role in the Babington and Gunpowder plots. Four people were executed and the owner barely escaped execution himself due to the intercession of Lord Monteagle.

Visit Worcestershire plaques

Worcestershire Plaques 25
Worcestershire has 25 physical plaques in tourist plaque schemes for you to explore via Walkfo Worcestershire plaques audio map when visiting. Plaques like National Heritage’s “Blue Plaques” provide visual geo-markers to highlight points-of-interest at the places where they happened – and Walkfo’s AI has researched additional, deeper content when you visit Worcestershire using the app. Experience the history of a location when Walkfo local tourist guide app triggers audio close to each Worcestershire plaque. Explore Plaques & History has a complete list of Hartlepool’s plaques & Hartlepool history plaque map.