The ancient market town of Evesham is just a few minutes’ drive from Merry Brook Park, nestled in the in the Wychavon district of Worcestershire. Renowned as the former home to one of Europe’s largest Abbeys, Evesham enjoys a long and fascinating heritage.
With the Vale of Evesham coined ‘The Garden of Britain’, this picturesque setting is saturated with beautiful scenery and bountiful outdoor leisure pursuits. The award-winning Abbey Park boasts a magnificent natural setting complete with lime trees, landscaped gardens, walking routes and fantastic views of the river. Visitors can enjoy one of the many festivals held throughout the year or take a boat trip down the River Avon passing Evesham Lock and Hampton Church, while younger adventurers can enjoy the park’s impressive play area.
Historical attractions are abundant in the area, such as the town’s 500-year-old Bell Tower which remarkably survived the Dissolution during the reign of Henry VIII. History enthusiasts will also delight in a visit to the 14th century Museum and Heritage Centre at The Almonry. As the former dwelling of the Abbey’s Almoner, this enlightening museum traces major events such as the defeat of Baron Simon de Montfort and the famous Battle of Evesham.
As a region famous since medieval times for its fruit-growing, Evesham promises a breath-taking sight in spring, with residents able to enjoy the spectacular Blossom Trail. This 45-mile marked route of multi-coloured blossom passes idyllic villages and outstanding countryside, which can be explored on one of the popular guided coach tours or during a leisurely ‘blossom walk’.
Evening entertainment is also well-catered for in Evesham with the town’s leading venue for live performances located just 10 minutes from the development by car. Evesham Arts Centre, established in 1978, promises a diverse programme of acts including comedy, music, dance, visual arts, concerts and theatre. For all of the latest Hollywood blockbusters and iconic arthouse cinema, The Regal is just a five minute drive from Merry Brook Park and even hosts live opera and drama from its art nouveau-style theatre.