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A lush county of rolling hills and deep green fields, Worcestershire, perched on either side of the M5 motorway has much to recommend a visit. Book a room in one of the best places to stay in Worcestershire in springtime and you’ll find apple and pear orchards spilling delicately-scented pink and white blossom over paths and country roads, freshly picked asparagus (imported by the Romans) from the Vale of Evesham served dripping with warm hollandaise sauce in gastropubs and splendid walks on offer in the remains of ancient woodlands scattered across the countryside.
The city of Worcester has plenty of fascinating history to explore, including the cathedral – though it’s best to plan out a trip in advance so you’re not hijacked by the less attractive bits of the modern city centre.
And then there’s the beautiful Malvern Hills in the south of the county, offering great hiking, riding and cycling, and the Elgar Route, a circular drive taking in more than 40 places associated with the composer's life and music, including his Birthplace at Lower Broadheath.
Admire the extravagant villas of Great Malvern, tumbling down the eastern skirts of the hills; the lovely stained-glass window dedicated to the composer in Worcester cathedral; and the extraordinary views from those nine long-backed, round-topped Malvern Hills that rise without prelude, like a child's painting, from the Severn plain below.
Something that’s lacking from our selection of the best places to stay in Worcestershire is good hotels and we find it hard to recommend more than a handful. In fact, as you will see, the bulk of our recommendations are guesthouses, all of which, in our opinion, will make preferable places to stay in Worcestershire than the county’s dubious selection of hotels.
Browse our selection of the best places to stay in Worcestershire and start to plan your visit.
A charmingly quaint property full of character set on a 220 acre plot. Cosy rooms featuring old beams and chintz fabrics. The garden is glorious and the wholesome locally sourced breakfasts are served around table by the Aga. A quintessentially British country escape in an Area of Natural Beauty.
A guesthouse that sets itself very high standards, impeccably run by friendly owners. Five stylishly designed rooms with feature pretty wallpaper and antique furniture. Indulgent British breakfasts on offer. Lovely gardens to relax in. Well located to explore this lovely corner of the UK.
Malvern Wells, Worcestershire
Family run country house hotel on a plateau in the Malvern hills. Stunning views over the Severn Valley. Lovely restaurant onsite.
Newnham Bridge, Worcestershire
Revamped 19th century coaching inn in the beautiful Teme Valley. Seven individually designed bedrooms offer stylish and spacious accommodation, with a "rustic chic" vibe. The bar is cosy and welcoming and the food is highly recommended. The perfect base for some local exploring & great walks too.
Nr Bewdley, Worcestershire
A refurbished historic coaching inn facing the Wyre Forest. Modern rooms feature brightly painted walls, comfy beds and pop art. A traditionally British restaurant and bar boasts open fireplaces, wooden floors and exposed red brick walls. A quaint country escape.
A pretty 17th century cottage with plenty of character and a warm welcome between Worcester and Tewkesbury. Modern rooms with a traditional feel - chintz fabrics, cast iron beds and wood burner stoves. Breakfasts are made with fresh eggs straight from the garden. An ideal country escape.
A hotel sitting in 400 acre estate, close to Stratford and the Cotswolds. Laid back and modern with cosy touches. Restaurant, bar with fireplace plus lots of outdoor activities from archery to segway safaris. A cool choice for weekend getaways for groups or young couples.
nr Kidderminster, Worcestershire
French style chateau hotel set in 70 acres of parkland with a lake. Understated elegance, discreet service, and a restaurant that serves fabulous food.
Gorgeous restored timber-framed farmhouse come B&B nestled in the Avon valleys. Luxurious, chic rooms with private bathrooms overlook the working farmland and gardens. Food is at the heart of the Manor, with diverse and imaginative menus, farm-to-fork ethos and an established cookery school.
A family haven with plenty to do. Luxurious backdrops for parents. Spa, sauna, award-winning restaurant.
Private manor-house hotel in the Cotswolds, with eight stately bedrooms and suites. A Grade II listed manor offering pure luxury served with heartfelt personal service and an easygoing at-home atmosphere. 24 hours a day service from a personal host. Hundreds of country activities.