Elmley Castle, Worcestershire
History, tourist information, and nearby accommodation
Elmley Castle is an attractive village at the foot of Bredon Hill. The village is very pretty, with a large number of half-timbered cottages. The church boasts some enjoyable medieval sculpture.
On the slopes of Bredon Hill are the remains of the Norman castle which gave the village its name. The castle was erected in the late 11th century as a series of circular earthworks.
Stone defences were added in the 12th century and extended in the 13th century. Very little of the stone walls remain, and the castle is now little more than a series of partially defined earthen mounds on the sloping hillside.
From the village centre a lane leads south, up the slope of Bredon Hill. Park at the top and follow the waymarked public footpath onto Bredon Hill itself.
I recommend bringing an Ordnance Survey map (Landranger 190) as the footpath is poorly marked in places. The views from the top of Bredon Hill are superb, and well worth the climb.
About Elmley Castle
Address: Elmley Castle, Worcestershire, England, WR10 3JF
Attraction Type: Village
Location: Elmley Castle is located approximately 4 miles from Pershore and 5 miles from Evesham.
Photo Credit: David Ross and Britain Express
NEARBY HISTORIC ATTRACTIONS
Heritage Rated from 1- 5 (low to exceptional) on historic interest
Ashton-under-Hill, St Barbara's Church - 2.5 miles (Historic Church)
Almonry Heritage Centre Museum - 3.4 miles (Museum)
Pershore Abbey - 3.5 miles (Historic Church)
Evesham, All Saints Church - 3.5 miles (Historic Church)
Evesham, St Lawrence's Church - 3.5 miles (Historic Church)
Battle of Evesham Battlefield - 4.1 miles (Countryside)
Great Washbourne, St Mary's Church - 4.4 miles (Historic Church)
Strensham, St John's Church - 4.6 miles (Historic Church)
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