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Today probably best known for its namesake sauce, Worcestershire is a largely rural county in England’s West Midlands. Its prehistoric heritage includes the Iron Age hillforts at Berry Mound and Woodbury Hill, as well as earlier round barrows at sites like Barrow Hill near Chaddesley Corbett. The medieval history of Worcestershire can be explored through the 14th-century Leigh Court Barn, the fortified manor house at Hartlebury Castle, and the majestic Worcester Cathedral, burial place of the notorious King John. In the centuries following the Middle Ages, the rolling hills of Worcestershire have become home to a number of historically significant houses, like the Tudor-period Greyfriars House and Garden, the 18th-century stately homes at Hanbury Hall and Croome, as well as the more humble Firs, a mid-19th-century cottage where the composer Edward Elgar was born in 1857.

Archaeology & History Sites in Worcestershire

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Museums & Art Galleries in Worcestershire

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