Living in Worcestershire

Living in Worcestershire

The perfect balance between urban & rural life

Worcestershire is a diverse county that’s famed for its English Civil War past and is as urban as it is rural. Comprising five geographical areas, all with their unique features, the county appeals to businesses sector-wide, as well as tourists and home-buyers.

Housing provision and geographical make-up

Housing growth in Worcestershire remains on track, despite the pandemic, with 85% of the target achieved within 73% of the time. In 2013, there were 251,260 homes across Worcestershire, with new housing targets aimed at boosting this figure by 21,500 by 2025. The county is made up of five geographical areas, each with their own distinctive economic base and sector strengths. It’s also home to two Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) – the Cotswolds in south east Worcestershire and the Malvern Hills in south Worcestershire.

Things to do in Worcestershire

Tourism is worth almost £500million a year to the Worcestershire economy. The county’s tourism highlights include:

Conference / Exhibition

  • Sixways Stadium, Worcester
  • Three Counties Showground, Malvern
  • University Arena, Worcester


  • Worcester Cathedral
  • Malvern Theatre
  • Worcester City Art Gallery and Museum
  • Tudor House Museum, Worcester
  • Bewdley Museum
  • Elgar Birthplace Museum, Worcester
  • The Commandery, Worcester
  • Avoncroft Museum of Historic Buildings, Bromsgrove
  • Forge Mill Needle Museum, Redditch

Sporting Assets

  • University Arena, Worcester
  • Worcester Racecourse
  • Worcestershire County Cricket Club, Worcester
  • Worcester Warriors Rugby Club
  • Kidderminster Harriers Football Club
  • Worcester Wolves Basketball Club

Visitor Attraction Assets

  • Severn Valley Railway
  • West Midlands Safari Park, Bewdley
  • The Malvern Hills AONB
  • The Cotswolds AONB
  • The Lickey Hills

Putting Worcestershire on the map

To further promote the county as a great place to live, work and invest in, Visit Worcestershire has been created to help tourists and residents learn about the many things to do in Worcestershire.

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“Located in the heart of England, at the centre of the motorway and rail network – Worcestershire offers rolling hills, glorious green space, award-winning family attractions, and over a thousand years of history.” – Visit Worcestershire.

Did You Know?
86% of Worcestershire is classified as rural, with 27% of the county’s population living in these rural areas and 30% of jobs being available there.

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