England’s Mistletoe Capital, Fields Full of Hops and Queen Victoria’s Little Town in the Orchard
Tenbury hosts an annual mistletoe market and is now known as the country’s ‘mistletoe and holly capital’.
The town’s inhabitants used to swell in number each hop picking season. Mothers and children from the West Midlands would travel to the area for weeks at a time on working holidays. This tradition began to wane however in the 1950’s.
As well as hops, Tenbury was also once well known for being surrounded by fruit orchards. Queen Victoria is reputed to have called it her “little town in the orchard”.
Why also not consider visiting nearby St Michael’s Church? It was one of John Betjeman’s favourite churches and is regarded as a ‘mini cathedral’. The church is open to the public every day of the week.
WR15 8SFModerate/Strenuous3.5 hours6 miles
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