Worcestershire is spoiled for choice when it comes to National Trust properties to visit but there are plenty of other gems not to be missed close by in neighbouring counties too.

Whether you enjoy wandering through sprawling landscaped country estates, treading the creaking timbers of medieval manor houses or simply coffee and cake, this guide to National Trust properties near you will help you plan your next visit.

Worcester News: BEAUTIFUL: Croome BEAUTIFUL: Croome (Image: National Trust)

From Croome to Coughton Court, there is something for everyone including play parks and new cafes to explore.

Today, we look at Tripadvisor's best-rated National Trust properties within an hour's drive of Worcester which include properties in neighbouring Warwickshire, Herefordshire and Gloucestershire.

Because many of the properties have an identical high rating, the ones who come out on top are the ones with the most positive reviews overall as that indicates a broader sample of public opinion.

Worcester News: STUNNING: Hanbury Hall near Droitwich STUNNING: Hanbury Hall near Droitwich (Image: James Connell/Newsquest)

Among the places not to be missed are Baddesley Clinton, a moated manor house noted for its priest holes or hides. It was a safe house for Catholic priests, surviving through the Civil War and its aftermath, the Commonwealth and troubled finances. 

It was the home of the same family, the Ferrers, for 500 years.

Meanwhile, some properties have new features, including the Courtyard Kitchen, a new cafe at Hanbury Hall near Droitwich.

Many families will also be familiar with the highest-ranking property - Croome, famous for its landscaped grounds designed by Northumbrian Lancelot "Capability" Brown for the 6th Earl of Coventry.

It has become popular for its walks through the grounds and for families because of its extensive parkland, an RAF themed play area and a Natural Play Area.

National Trust properties ranked

(1) Croome, High Green, near Worcester: rating 4.5 (1,563 reviews)

(2) Baddesley Clinton, Rising Lane, Knowle, Solihull, Warwickshire: rating 4.5 (1,517 reviews)

(3) Coughton Court, Alcester, Warwickshire: rating 4.5 (1,275 reviews)

(4) Hanbury Hall, School Road, Hanbury, rating 4.5 (1,236 reviews)

(5) Snowshill Manor, Broadway, Gloucestershire rating 4.5 (747 reviews)



Honourable mentions

  • Snowshill Manor, Broadway, Gloucestershire rating 4.5 (747 reviews)
  • Brockhampton Estate in Herefordshire rating 4.5 (477 reviews)
  • Greyfriars' House and Gardens in Friar Street, Worcester  rating 4.5 (406 reviews)
  •  The Firs, Upper Broadheath Tripadvisor rating 4.5 (329 reviews)