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About Elmley Castle

Elmley Castle is one of the most beautiful villages in England. The main street is wide and tree lined, peeping from behind the trees are well tended gardens backed by a memorable picture of enchanting Black and White cottages with creeper clad walls and thatched roofs.

Nothing now remains of the Norman stronghold of Elmley Castle but its name and its stones. The castle built in the 11th-century,
for many years was the seat of the Beauchamp family, was a ruin by 1316. It is believed that the castle was rebuilt in the 14th-century but by the 16th-century the castle fell once more into a state of decay, never to be repaired again.

In the year 1575 Queen Elizabeth 1st, visited Elmley Castle. She came on a visit to the Savage family and this visit is commemorated by an old inn sign. The local Parish Church of St. Mary is a treasure house of local history. In the well kept churchyard, amongst the tomb stones, are two 17th-century Sundials.

Elmley Castle lies beneath Bredon Hill. From early spring to late autumn the whole of the countryside in this peaceful area is ablaze with colour. There are the beautiful pastels of spring blossom, bright summer flowers, and in the autumn the creeper clad cottages are a riot of colour as once green leaves turn a vibrant shade of red. The surrounding meadow-land is full of frolicking sheep and contented cattle.

Of the nearby places to visit; The market town of Pershore, Evesham and Ledbury are all well worth visiting, they provide many interesting buildings, quaint old inns and good shopping facilities.

Recommended towns & villages near Elmley Castle

Village floral clock

Evesham (107 Pictures) in the county of Worcestershire

(3.6 miles, 5.8 km, direction NE of Elmley Castle)

Particularly beautiful in the early spring when it is a mass of blossom, Evesham stands proudly on the river Avon right at the heart of a famous fruit and vegetable region known.....

Broadway farmland from Snowshill Road

Broadway (157 Pictures) a Picturesque Village in the county of Worcestershire

(7.6 miles, 12.3 km, direction E of Elmley Castle)

The village of Broadway in the Cotswolds richly deserves the prestige of being the "show village of England"..

Evening Sun.

Tewkesbury (124 Pictures) a Historic Market Town in the county of Gloucestershire

(7.9 miles, 12.8 km, direction SW of Elmley Castle)

Tewkesbury in Gloucestershire is an historic market town, situated near the Cotswolds, it has a beautiful Abbey over 500yrs old and lots of historic buildings and ancient alley ways to explore...

Gloucester Street, Winchcombe

Winchcombe (79 Pictures) a Historic Market Town in the county of Gloucestershire

(8.2 miles, 13.2 km, direction S of Elmley Castle)

To experience the quintessentially English town of Winchcome, is to part-take of a miscellany of pure delights...


Snowshill (110 Pictures) a Picturesque Village in the county of Gloucestershire

(8.3 miles, 13.4 km, direction SE of Elmley Castle)

For anyone looking for a peaceful retreat in which to spend a few idyllic days in glorious countryside, could do no better that visit the picturesque village of Snowshill, high on the Cotswold escarpment above Broadway and the old town of Evesham...

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Evesham Abbey bell tower. Evesham, Worcestershire

Evesham Abbey (8 Pictures)

(3.6 miles, 5.7 km, direction E)

Viewing the Evesham skyline from across the waters of the River Avon the visitor gets a dramatic glimpse of a "dreaming spires of.....

Pershore Abbey

Pershore Abbey (7 Pictures)

(3.7 miles, 5.9 km, direction NW)


Middle Littleton Tithe Barn, Evesham

Middle Littleton Tithe Barn (1 Pictures)

(6.9 miles, 11.1 km, direction NE)

13th-century tithe barn, one of the largest and finest in the country...

The Fleece Inn, Near Evesham

The Fleece Inn (1 Pictures)

(6.9 miles, 11.2 km, direction E)

An unspoilt English pub which originally sheltered a farmer and his stock under the same roof...

In an English Country Garden.

Snowshill Manor (72 Pictures)

(7.9 miles, 12.7 km, direction SE)

The romantic atmosphere of Snowshill Manor is made more vibrant by stories of ghostly happenings deep in the past. Given that a.....

A picture of Old Baptist chapel

Old Baptist chapel (4 Pictures)

(8.0 miles, 12.9 km, direction SW)

The Old Baptist chapel and Burial ground- A 15th century building opposite the abbey that was used for worship around the time.....

Hailes Abbey

Hailes Abbey (37 Pictures)

(8.1 miles, 13.0 km, direction SE)

Hailes Abbey occupies a lovely site and as you look at the remains of the dramatic cloister arches you get some idea of just how.....

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