Bredon Hill - Things to Know Before Visiting
Bredon Cl, Inkberrow, Worcester WR7, UK
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About Bredon Hill
Bredon Hill is the largest of the Cotswold ‘outliers’ and is the only Cotswold hill to lie fully within Worcestershire, although part of the escarpment at Broadway also lies within the county. Both peaks have distinctive 18th-century follies at their summit. It was also the site of a great battle after which it was abandoned. In 2011 the largest hoard of Roman silver coins ever found in Worcestershire was discovered near to the Hillfort.
Attractions Near Bredon Hill
Ragley Hall has been the ancestral home of the Hertford family for over 300 years. The 6,500-acre estate welcomes visitors with its 18th century gatehouse, the winding driveway through the green fields with sheep grazing. On the top of the hill stands the glorious Palladian mansion, which was designed by Robert Hook, with its majestic portico and grand horse-shoe steps. It has lawns, trees, shrubs and views over the park. The cricket pitch dates from 1625.
Coughton Court is a Tudor courtyard house that was altered after being damaged during the Civil War. It was set in 25 acres of landscaped gardens in Alcester, Warwickshire. Through its rich and varied history, the house has witnessed some of the most defining moments in British history – from the court of Henry VIII to the Gunpowder plot of 1605.
Kinwarton Dovecote is circular 14th-century dovecote situated on the edge of the village of Kinwarton, near Alcester, Warwickshire, England. The dovecote is in the ownership of the National Trust and is a scheduled monument. The building still houses doves to this day and is noted for its "potence" which provides access to the nesting boxes.
A William and Mary house with an eighteenth century orangery, an ice house and two domed nineteenth century gazebos. Hanbury Hall had a 'Dutch style in England' garden in the early eighteenth century and it is being restored. The main range has two storeys and is built of red brick in the Queen Anne style. It is a Grade I listed building, and the associated Orangery and Long Gallery pavilion ranges are listed Grade II*. It is managed by the National Trust and is open to the public.
Hanbury Hall is a large 18th-century stately home standing in parkland at Hanbury, Worcestershire. The main range has two storeys and is built of red brick in the Queen Anne style. It is a Grade I listed building, and the associated Orangery and Long Gallery pavilion ranges are listed Grade II*. It is managed by the National Trust and is open to the public.
Arrow Valley Country Park is the largest area of open space in Redditch, 900 acres in size, including a visitor center, café, and gift shop. The lake is home to Redditch Sailing Club and the Youth Afloat initiative, which provides sailing experience for children who would not otherwise have the opportunity. The park was recognized with a Civic Trust Green Flag Award in 2005. A visitor center, the Countryside Centre (access off the B4497, Battens Drive) was opened in 2000 and is open most days.
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Worcestershire is a non-metropolitan administrative, ceremonial and historic county, located in the West Midlands region of England. The area that is now Worcestershire was absorbed into the unified Kingdom of England in 927, at which time it was constituted as a county.