Make the Move
Make the Move
Made up of market towns, rural villages and city suburbs, Worcestershire is a county with plenty to offer its residents. New homes in Worcestershire include residences in Worcester, Redditch, Bromsgrove, Stourport-on-Severn, Droitwich, Evesham, Kidderminster and Malvern.
Places of interest
Worcestershire’s countryside includes the Malvern Hills, the Vale of Evesham and parts of the Cotswolds, with Worcestershire Beacon being the highest point.
The Worcester and Birmingham Canal takes in green countryside as it travels between the cathedral city of Worcester north to Birmingham, offering the chance for boat rides, cycling routes or a simple stroll along the towpath.
Historical sites include Evesham Abbey, Pershore Abbey, Malvern Priory and Worcester Cathedral, with its varied architectural styles. There are stately homes waiting to be explored at Witley Court, Hanbury Hall and Croome Hall, while the Severn Valley Railway runs frequent trips on heritage steam trains between Kidderminster and Bridgnorth.
Forge Mill Needle Museum in Redditch is the only remaining mill of its kind in the world. The Elgar Birthplace Museum in Lower Broadheath explores the life of composer Edward Elgar, while Worcester City Museum and Art Gallery has a lively calendar of exhibitions and displays.
West Midland Safari Park is a popular destination for families, with the chance to drive through the African plains, see the Land of the Living Dinosaurs, and have adrenaline thrills at the theme park. There are plenty more attractions to explore including Dudley Zoological Gardens, Arley Arboretum and Eastnor Castle.
The county’s sports teams include Kidderminster Harriers FC at Aggborough, Worcestershire County Cricket Club at County Ground in Worcester and the Worcester Warriors rugby union team at Sixways Stadium.
The University of Worcester has several campuses across the city, and is one of the fastest-growing institutions in the UK. It was the first university in England to be given a Gold EcoCampus Award.
The M5 cuts straight through the middle of Worcestershire, providing efficient road links north and south. The county has a good rail network connecting its major towns to London and Birmingham.
The direct train from Worcester Foregate Street to Birmingham New Street is 48 minutes in duration. The equivalent car journey via the M5 takes around 50 minutes. A journey from Kidderminster in the north to Evesham in the south of the county takes around 50 minutes by car or one hour 15 minutes by train with a change at Worcester.
Looking beyond the county, a direct train from Worcester Shrub Hill to London Paddington takes two hours 25 minutes or two hours 40 minutes by car via the M40.
Birmingham International Airport is the closest airport for global travel.