It is said that a change is as good as a rest
For those living in an urban environment a weekend in the country can provide a welcome break from routine.
A foot in the country another in the town
In fact Bromsgrove, being just 13 miles away from Birmingham and just 16 from Worcester it is an attractive destination for both relaxation and exploration. You might say it has one foot in the country and the other in the town.
Bromsgrove offers history and tranquility
Having been in existence since around the 9th century much has gone on in the area. There is evidence of its past all over the town. Bromsgrove certainly offers a tranquil contrast to the frenetic pace of city life without feeling too cut off from the action.
Walking and boating, architecture and museums
If you are interested in architecture Bromsgrove has much to offer and its Museum of Historic Buildings is worth a visit. So is the Worcester and Birmingham Canal that offers a tranquil spot for leisure activities. If real ales are of interest then traditional pubs will delight the taste buds. These might be very welcome after yomping up the delightful Lickey Hills and others such as Clent and Waseley Hills. Certainly the great outdoors welcomes you when you visit Bromsgrove.
Bromsgrove once hit the nail on the head
One very interesting fact is that Bromsgrove was a centre for nail making. Having enjoyed prominence in the wool trade during the Middle Ages its skills were turned to nail making. By the late 18th century almost 1000 people were employed. The French Huguenots who had fled persecution in their own country brought their skills to the area. It was only industrial processes that dealt the final hammer blow to this trade.
Make it a cultural weekend in Bromsgrove
If you are looking for culture Bromsgrove’s Classical Music Festival has been an annual occurrence for the past 50 years and has gained an international reputation. The Atrix, Bromsgrove’s art centre and cinema have much to offer whichever time of year you choose to visit.
Whatever you choose to do your choice of accommodation can really make the difference
Luckily Bromsgrove offers a wide range of accommodation to suit every budget from 13th century manors to bed and breakfast and all points between.
Whiskey and real ale, gardens and gourmet food
If you are looking for a hotel with a tradition and gorgeous gardens too you might want to explore Hillscourt. This hotel is used to offering top class hospitality to all its visitors whatever their choice of activity. If a days hiking leaves you feeling less than energetic Hillscourt’s bar offers a wide variety of whiskies and real ales. Their menu is varied and the grounds make a special area in which to stroll before or after dinner.
Effusive praise comes from guests
Thank you to every member of staff involved in our “joint 50th party” in April.We had a fantastic evening. The buffet surpassed all expectations. The venue was ideal, exceptionally clean & well presented. The overnight guests were pleased with the accommodation & excellent breakfast.
Kind regards Larraine, Lee & Linda
So whatever your plans, Bromsgrove and Hillscourt are waiting to welcome you. Do contact us and we would be delighted to discuss your requirements whenever you are ready.
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