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Old Court Nurseries & The Picton Garden

(Worcestershire Gardens)

Colwall Worcestershire England
Description : 

A family run business, since 1906, specialising in breeding and growing MICHAELMAS DAISIES (Autumn Flowering Asters). 

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Moorhall Farm, 6 bedroom self-catering farmhouse

(Worcestershire Accommodation)

Worcester Worcestershire England
Description : 

Moorhall Farm, a Grade II listed farmhouse, is situated on the Worcestershire/Herefordshire border. It sits 4 miles outside the market town of Bromyard and on the outskirts of the village of Whitbourne.


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Cox's Barn

(Worcestershire Accommodation)

Cleobury Mortimer Shropshire England
Description : 

Cox's Barn Bed and Breakfast (B&B) is set in a tranquil, rural location in South Shropshire on the Welsh borders, near the town of Cleobury Mortimer. The house is a converted barn on a busy working farm, located in Bagginswood.

Double/twin £70 per night B&B  -  Single £50 per night B&B 

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Our home and B&B have been converted out of a barn and outbuildings, part of the Coombe Farm next door and provides well appointed double bedrooms with ensuite facilities and central heating, which can be enjoyed during any season of the year with good home cooking to make your stay a memorable one.

The barn is situated in the beautiful countryside of South Shropshire in the incomparable Welsh Borders, an excellent centre for you to explore the many areas of great natural beauty, historic towns, unspoilt villages and centres of cultural interest. Our B&B is located 3 miles from the small market town of Cleobury Mortimer. We are also only 12 miles from the country towns of Ludlow, Bridgnorth and Bewdley.

We are a family run business which has been in operation for 25 years. On our farm we have a flock of sheep which consists of Jacobs, Shropshire's, Mules and Texals. We also have a pair of beautiful Oxford sandy and black pigs and a variety of hens, ducks, geese and guinea fowl.

Your Stay in Bagginswood

At Cox's Barn Bed and Breakfast a warm welcome awaits you on arrival. Tea or coffee and home made cakes are served on arrival either in the conservatory or garden, weather permitting. We pride ourselves on our delicious home cooking.

Evening meals are available as well as a hearty breakfast. Cox's Barn is a working farm providing our own delicious produce when possible and if not local produce is sourced.
Guests are most welcome to use the large peaceful garden or go further a field over the farm, picking up local footpaths

Our Accommodation
We have three ensuite rooms, one kingsize, one queen size; these two are zip and link beds enabling us to offer double or twin accommodation. The third room is a standard double room. Two are to be found on the ground floor, with their own private access, making your stay quiet and comfortable. This also makes these rooms suitable for a family to stay as they are connected by a landing. Our third room is in a separate building adjacent to the house.

They are all maintained to a high standard and offer full central heating, a colour TV, clock radio, Wifi and a hairdryer. Each room has a well equipped hot drinks tray. Cox's Barn is a non-smoking establishment for the safety and comfort of all our guests. We have a large and safe area available for guests to park vehicles and bikes. I

Our Facilities
Our private and comfortable conservatory is available exculsively for the use of our guests. In the summer you can enjoy the warmth from the sun and in winter our wood burner provides a cosy place for you to relax with a good book. On arrival we offer our guests afternoon tea or coffee with home made cake which can be taken in the conservatory or garden.

Guests are welcome to enjoy our large peaceful garden, overlooking our fields, to the Wyre Forest on the horizon. We can also advise you on the best local walks such as the Jack Mytton Way which runs close to the farm. Please bring your wellies if you wish to wander over the farm.

Come Dine With Us
Here at Cox's Barn we pride ourselves on our high standard of home cooking, catering for all dietary needs. Where possible using our own fresh produce from the farm, including free range eggs, and sausages from pigs we rear as well as bacon locally produced. Our wholesome full English breakfasts provide the perfect start to the day. Our breads and preserves are also home made. Evening meals and packed lunches are also available (12 hour notice required).

The Bell Inn Cropthorne

(Worcestershire Eating Out)

Pershore Worcestershire England
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Cropthorne is a delightful village within the Vale of Evesham and a population of around just 600.


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All Things Wild - Nature Centre

(Worcestershire Attractions)

Evesham Worcestershire England
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All Things Wild Nature Centre is an all-weather, year round family attraction, just a stones throw away from Stratford-upon-Avon, Evesham and the beautiful Cotswolds. With a zoo, dinosaur experience and 30 acres of indoor and outdoor space to explore, this little gem will keep the whole family entertained. 

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Featured Attraction

Head for The Heights this year

Head for The Heights of Abraham, the award winning Hilltop Park situated in the spectacular Derwent Valley, just 9 miles from Chatsworth on the western edge of the Peak District National Park.

This "must see" Derbyshire jewel of an attraction is accessed by state of the art enclosed cable cars located on the banks of the River Derwent next to Matlock Bath railways station and the town's public car parks. Simply purchase your cable car ticket, and then sit back to enjoy Instagram-ready views of the geologically stunning valley as you climb to the summit.
TIP: You can save money by purchasing your tickets online in advance of your visit. Go to www.heightsofabraham.com for ticket prices and availability
Once you've purchased your cable car ticket, access to all the summit attractions is free, offering a great value-day-out whatever the weather. Head off to explore 60 acres of landscaped grounds, undercover interactive exhibitions, photography gallery, multi-media show caverns, adventure playgrounds, woodland walks and trails.

You can choose to dine in the Vista restaurant with its stunning views down the valley, or enjoy a snack in the café or out on the terrace with similar breath-taking views. Picnic areas can be found throughout the grounds, and during the school holidays you'll discover extra entertainment like the traditional Punch and Judy show (with a satisfying Heights of Abraham twist) for all the family to enjoy.
TIP: Dining times can be reserved in advance. This is recommended especially during the busiest times of the year. Phone 01629 582365 to make a reservation or pre-order the popular afternoon tea package.
Most visitors are surprised to learn that the Heights is in fact the Derbyshire's oldest tourist attraction. The cable car system has carried millions of visitors to the summit over the last thirty five years, yet it remains one of the latest chapters in the fascinating story of the Heights of Abraham. The Heights first opened as a Pleasure Ground in 1780 when visitors would make the climb from the valley floor on foot to witness some of the finest views across the surrounding area. Almost two and a half centuries later you are still able to wander around the estate with its zigzag paths and pleasant woodland trails. It is easy to understand why the area proved inspirational to the Romantic movement of the period.

As long ago as Roman times, Lead deposits may have been found in the area but it took another 1000 years before Lead mining was officially recorded on site. These impressive mines were active for over 400 years and left behind a legacy of passageways and awe-inspiring caverns. Today, thanks to all that hard work you can follow in the miners' footsteps down the passageways they created, going deep underground into the Heights' famous Show Caverns. From the glow of a single miner's candle to the whole cavern being awash with colour-changing lights, the Great Masson Cavern tour is one of the talking points of a visit to this Hilltop Park. Here, where the Equator was once situated millions of years ago, you can learn all about the rocks, minerals and underground formation of the Peak District. Equally, a visit to the Great Rutland Cavern is well worthwhile. First opened to the public over 200 years ago in 1810, you can experience a day in the life of the very miners who made your trip possible.

Those of an inquisitive mind should make sure they visit The Long View exhibition to see and hear the 230 year story about why the estate has been a favourite place to visit for many generations. On the upper floor the Fossil Factory brings to life fun and interesting facts about rocks, fossils and the formation of the Peak District. Tinker's Shaft SSSI is a spectacular location with a new viewing platform, high above the Derwent Valley and near the exit from the Great Masson Cavern. Interpretative panels provide information on the importance of the site, the natural history, the geology and the labyrinth of lead mines below Tinker's Shaft... directly beneath your feet!

The Heath and Heaven Gallery is a delightful pictorial journey through the Peak District from north to south and shot from the air on a single summer's day. Next to this you will find Through the Lens, a 12 minute film of the Great Masson guided tour, ideal for those who cannot, or do not wish to go underground during their visit.

If you're heading into Derbyshire or the Peak District, don't miss the opportunity to head for the Heights this year and tick this one off your bucket list. The cable car is just the start of a fascinating, relaxing and fun day out for everyone. Keep up to date with the news by visiting the official website for opening times, special offers and details of forthcoming events: www.heightsofabraham.com

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