HISTORY AND HERITAGE

Buildings & Monuments

Marvel across the district, ranging from the stunning to significant

Museums & Heritage

To really learn about the area’s history, take a visit to be astonished

Historic Events & Trails

Witness re-enactments and follow the way-marked historic trails

Background

Worcestershire’s Vale and Spa depicts substantial heritage spanning thousands of years. A district covering over 250 square miles unsurprisingly has many stories and much history to be told.

In fact, the district’s name of Wychavon contains an historical reference. The name is made up of two elements – “Wych”, recalling the Saxon Kingdom of Hwicca (established in 557); and “Avon”, referring to the River Avon that runs through large parts of the area.

Majestic buildings dominate the heritage of the area – visitors will never be far away from the local history with a variety of amazing Abbey and associated complexes, battle-worn bridges, imposing towers and listed buildings.

Being centrally located, the area was a well-known commuter route meaning it has, and continues to be, very popular for visitors for a variety of reasons

History is certainly not forgotten in the district. Events, trails and even augmented reality allows locals and visitors alike to never forget what took place to shape the towns and villages before them.