What are the Best Places to Live in Worcestershire?
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Posted: August 12, 2021
Worcestershire is a county that is rich in history, culture and diversity. It’s nestled amongst the beautiful West Midlands countryside, making it one of the most picturesque counties in England. There are more than half a million people who call this wonderful county their home, and it’s easy to see why.
From Worcester Cathedral and the West Midlands Safari Park to Croome Court and Broadway Tower, there is something for everyone in Worcestershire. Spanning over 672 square miles, there are several hidden gems in the county where you may wish to put down roots.
The most north-western point of Worcestershire is Tenbury Wells, a quaint town famed by Queen Victoria who called it her “little town in the orchard”. The praise was high indeed, but it was well deserved. Tenbury Wells is a historic market town, though it was formerly called Tenbury. The ‘Wells’ was added in 1861 after rich mineral water was found flowing through the town in 1839.
Nowadays, the town is a conservation area with excellent transport links to Birmingham and London, but the modernisation of the town hasn’t detracted from its beauty. With just over 3,000 residents, it's no surprise it’s a place in demand.
Malvern is an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, so it’s no wonder it came in second on the list. Settlement in the area can be traced back to the Iron Age, but it was the Victorians who popularised the area and pulled it forwards in time. The water that flowed through the town was revered for its healing qualities, but when two Victorian doctors introduced hydrotherapy, it exploded in popularity. Celebrities of the time, and even royalty, made their way to Malvern. As a result, the area became built up and rivalled neighbouring towns such as Bath.
The water cure is no longer available in Malvern, but many relics of the Victorian era still pock the town, with working gas lamps lining streets and tracks from the Iron Age leading to the famed St. Anns’s well. Despite the rich culture, many boutiques and inspiring theatre, Malvern remains a quiet and unspoilt town, hence its second-place ranking.
Third on the list is our very own Leedons Park, which is conveniently located next to Broadway, sometimes called the ‘show village of England’ due to its outstanding scenery, magnificent buildings and far-reaching history. It truly is one of the hidden gems of the Cotswolds, revered by important figures such as Charles I and Oliver Cromwell throughout its long history.
Many of the original buildings still stand, with the village remaining largely unchanged to preserve its natural beauty. The small population remains steady, although tourists are aplenty in the summer months. There are many things to do and see, with an array of festivals, hotels, boutiques, and places to eat.
At Leedons Park, each resident has a shed or greenhouse, a garden area and parking for two cars. On top of this, there is a community hall, an indoor swimming pool, a games room, a tennis court and a bowling green. In addition, Leedons Park holds the Gold Award for Conservation from David Bellamy.
Broadway Park sits right next to Leedons Park, giving residents use of the same facilities as Leedons Park. If you would like to see the homes we have available, please click here.
Learn More About Living in Worcestershire
There are so many other great places to live in Worcestershire, including Pershore, where you will find our newest addition Bredon View, Upton-upon-Severn, Bewdley, Droitwich Spa and Worcester. Park living is a great option for those new to the Cotswolds because you will have access to premium onsite facilities whilst being nestled in one of the most beautiful areas of the country. It really is the best of both worlds.
Get In Touch
To find out more about the area, what to do and making the move, get in touch with the Allens Caravans team. We will be more than happy to advise you on all aspects of living in Worcestershire and buying a home in one of our residential parks. Don’t hesitate to call us on 01564 792323.