Worcestershire Vacation Destinations - Where To Stay

Worcestershire vacations are frequently shortened to Worcs, is a county located in the region of the West Midlands in England. Worcestershire was originally located at the heart of the early kingdom of the Hwicce, a people of the Anglo-Saxon England, in approximately 680 A.D. The county was taken over by the Kingdom of Mercia during the seventh century and then by the Kingdom of England in 927 A.D. Worcestershire eventually formed part of the Earldom of Mercia in the eleventh century. In the time directly before the Norman Conquest of 1066, Worcestershire, West Midlands England was primarily under control of the Church, including cathedrals, abbeys and other places of worship. In 1974, Worcestershire merged with Herefordshire, one of its bordering counties. When Worcestershire and Herefordshire merged, they formed the county of Hereford and Worcester. However, after much opposition to the merge, the two counties were separated again in 1998. Today, there are still remnants of Hereford and Worcester, such as the Hereford and Worcester Fire Service and the Hereford and Worcester Chamber of Commerce.

Worcestershire Vacation Destinations - Where To Stay

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Worcestershire Vacation Destinations - Where To Stay


Along with Herefordshire, Worcestershire, West Midlands England also borders the counties of West Midlands (there is both a region and a county), Warwickshire, Staffordshire, Gloucestershire and Shropshire. The majority of Worcestershire is rural, consisting of hills, farmland/woodland and valleys and has numerous holiday cottages with thatched roofs available to enjoy while visiting. The most well-known area of the county are the Malvern Hills, which are noted for their natural spring water that now forms Worcestershire’s bottled drinking water. The Malvern Hills are also mostly made of metamorphic and volcanic igneous rock, which date back as far as 1,200 million years ago. It is for the historic sites such as the Malvern Hills and thriving cities such as Redditch, Worcestershire’s largest town, and Worcester, the county’s principal town, that countless people enjoy Worcestershire getaways every year. Both Redditch and Worcester offer fabulous Worcestershire accommodations. These Worcestershire properties help to make your stay in the county an unforgettable one.


The name of Worcestershire, West Midlands England comes from the Old English language. “Worcester” is taken from the name of a Roman town that was founded by the Weogora tribe. The Weogoras possibly named the area “Worcester” after the river, meaning “winding river.” Worcestershire, West Midlands England is said to be the inspiration for the area of The Shire, a region in J. R. R. Tolkien’s books, The Lord of the Rungs and The Hobbit.

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