According to Pevsner, this 15th century, moated, half-timbered mansion is ‘the most picturesque house in Worcestershire’ and is not usually open to the public. It played a central role in the Gunpowder Plot of 1605. After years of decline, it was rescued and restored in the 20th century by the present owner. The grounds and garden have been attractively developed with structures from other historic venues. Next door is an interesting medieval church.
Please use your own transport to get there.
- Exact Address: Huddington Court, near Droitwich, WR9 7LT. Grid reference 942 573
- Cost: £11 (to include tour of house and garden). Maximum number: 30
- Start: 1.45 for 2 pm
The idea of a National Memorial Arboretum was first conceived in 1988. It finally opened at Alrewas, near Lichfield in Staffordshire in 2001. It honours the service and sacrifice of the British Armed Forces and civilian organisations and features over 350 symbolic and thought-provoking memorials. It encompasses 150 acres of beautifully landscaped countryside. It won the Large Visitor Attraction Award in 2018.
Cost: £18 (To include a half-hour journey for everyone on the land train as a general introduction.) Maximum number 49
Lunch: There is a cafeteria serving hot and cold meals, or bring your own picnic.
Start: Avenue Road at 9am. Return at about 6pm.