Bromsgrove is a traditional slice of England

The UK is filled with hidden towns and villages like Bromsgrove that have a special character and are worth visiting. It doesn’t matter if you are an overseas tourist or a home-grown day tripper, think about Bromsgrove as it has so much to offer.

The charm and idiosyncrasy of Bromsgrove is all yours

The Midlands may be far from the coast but that brings its own charms and idiosyncrasies. If you want to walk the Lickey Hills offer ample opportunity to yomp and experience some stunning rural views. It’s amazing to be so close to the UK’s second city but be surrounded by open space. Cofton Park is another inspiring open space to visit and it’s often hosting all kinds of events for the family across its 135 acres. The British Cross Country Athletics Challenge and other gatherings are attractive propositions.

Get to the heart of the community in a traditional country pub 

However if you really want to see into the heart of this semi rural community a visit to a traditional pub will give you some extraordinary insight into what makes this area so special. The Barnt Green Inn, a 3 minute drive way in Barnt Green, is a must visit pub. On a Summer’s day or evening you’ll find the locals sitting outside on the ample green. Or on chillier days join them inside and enjoy the warm atmosphere and the glowing log fire.

barnt green inn

The Barnt Green In is just around the corner from Hillscourt

Alternatively, there’s the the small and friendly Victoria Pub at Barnt Green, near to Barnt Green train station. Or the popular, canalside, Queens Head in Stoke Pound – both just 5 minutes drive away from Hillscourt. By visiting any of these you will come to understand just what makes these very old institutions tick. It’s quite an adventure.

the victoria pub barnt green

The Victoria, or ‘The Vic’ as locals call its – is just 5 minutes drive from Hillscourt

Bromsgrove boasts a museum, cafes, pubs, workshops and a host of activities whatever your age or interest

If you are looking for entertainment then The Atrix is Bromsgrove’s cultural hub. Workshops, exhibitions, shows, film, comedy, music and family entertainment are all part of the offering. Check out their latest performances; you may be surprised at the variety. There are countless independent shopping outlets and quite different from chain stores. Spend time people watching in the cafes, visit the museum or just mooch around soaking up the special atmosphere.

the artix bromsgrove

The Artrix hosts live bands, exhibitions, theatre and more. The Artrix is 5 minutes drive from Hillscourt.

You can watch skilled craftspeople at work in Bromsgrove

On the other hand, if crafts and all things hand made are of interest you will certainly enjoy Jinney Ring craft centre. It is a truly extraordinary destination that’s a hive of activities, events, craft studios, quirky gift shops and galleries. They pride themselves on offering the opportunity to watched skilled craftspeople working on a huge variety of traditional and artisanal crafts. If you fancy a pottery class, sketching and painting workshop or even an introduction to a course in natural skin care then Jinney Ring is the place for you.

Why not make Bromsgove the place to visit and stay close by at Hillscourt Hotel?

After all, it’s just five minutes away. The Hillscourt Hotel is a real entre of attraction for people who enjoy tradition and the great outdoors. It’s well used to putting up societies and groups, walkers and culture vultures in its 55 rooms. Not only is there a friendly bar with guest ales and whiskies of note. There are also mature grounds, secure and easy parking too. Best of all the rooms are really comfortable and breakfast is legendary.

If you want to enjoy a weekend away in a hidden gem or make it a two-centre break between Bromsgrove and the Birmingham contemporary urban experience give them a call. They’d love to show you some old fashioned quality and a warm West Midlands welcome. Hillscourt is looking forward to meeting you.