The chance to drive beside free-ranging giraffes and monkeys, walk through an enclosure of inquisitive lemurs, and see elephants, wild dogs and white tigers means the West Midland Safari Park near Bewdley is a great day out for all the family. Our choice of hotels nearby – all bookable on Culture Trip – range from historic coaching inns to luxurious manor houses, and are perfect for exploring the park and other local attractions.
For the chance to stay in a spectacular Victorian manor converted into a luxury hotel, look no further than Brockencote Hall. Rooms feature classic design touches such as buttoned velvet bedheads and vintage-effect wallpaper, as well as sweeping views over the Worcestershire countryside. The food at on-site Chaddesley Restaurant has won several awards, with superb scallops and halibut among the offerings.
Housed in a lovely Tudor-style building dating from the 19th century, this former country estate is now a hotel with stylishly modern, colourful guest rooms featuring Egyptian cotton, luxury toiletries and, in some suites, underfloor heating in the bathrooms. Afternoon tea in the garden is a wonderful way to pass a couple of hours, while Harvington Hall and the West Midland Safari Park are among the attractions within a short drive.
A Greek-style columned portico welcomes you into an elegant hotel with bedrooms featuring four-poster beds, plush carpets and comfy sofas. The restaurant is a cosy spot to relax in front of a Georgian fireplace while enjoying a classic Sunday roast, but don’t forget to tear yourself away to explore attractions such as the West Midland Safari Park and Brinton Park, both nearby.
This former coaching inn has been rejuvenating travellers for centuries – choose from a room in the historic main building, complete with original ceiling beams, or a cottage in the grounds, with a hot tub and private garden. The latter have kitchens, but don’t miss the beautiful restaurant, where offerings include devilled crab and roasted rack of lamb.
A supremely elegant country mansion with a smothering of ivy, the Elms is a spectacular place to lay your head. Rooms have traditional design touches, such as studded leather headboards and wooden wall panelling, accented by colourful beanbags, cushions and wall hangings. Bathrooms feature roll-top tubs and some overlook the Teme Valley. The spa has an organic feel, with its wooden walls and hanging greenery adding to the relaxing atmosphere.
The rooms at this homely guesthouse in Bewdley showcase the heritage of the Grade II-listed building that contains them. Original beams are visible in the walls and ceiling, while the rough-hewn wooden furniture caps off a farmhouse feel. It’s in tune with the bucolic surroundings: fishing in the River Severn is a popular activity nearby, while the winding walking trails of Wyre Forest National Nature Reserve are just outside the town.
Sitting pretty on the banks of the River Severn, this intimate hotel has stylishly muted, traditionally designed ensuite rooms. Some offer river views, while others have their own balconies. The restaurant, also overlooking the river, specialises in Latin American grilled meats, while the Bewdley Museum, just next door, offers a great insight into the history of this part of the Midlands.
Looking for somewhere different? Explore the countryside nearby with these beautiful walks, and don’t miss the quaint towns and villages near Birmingham. If Brum is where you’re heading, seek out one of the best boutique hotels in Birmingham, or one that could give you a romantic city stay – bookable on Culture Trip.
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