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Address: Sidbury, Worcester WR1 2HU, England
Phone Number: 44-01905 361821
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The hugely impressive Commandery has a long and complicated history, with a variety of almost incompatible uses. It is a miracle it has survived at all. Now the huge building... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 25, 2015
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Cirencester, United Kingdom
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Cirencester, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

The hugely impressive Commandery has a long and complicated history, with a variety of almost incompatible uses. It is a miracle it has survived at all. Now the huge building contains very few artefacts, so the curator has organised an audio guide referring to possible room use in each major epoch. The upside is that in an hour you get... More 

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Somerset
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28 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

What a history ! Beautiful building in a lovely location. Visit the gardens, overlooked by the mound where the final battle and death of Lord Hamilton took place in the civil war with Cromwell. The history of the building, much more than 'just' a house/home fascinating. Easily missed as immediately on left over canal bridge, fronting main road on a... More 

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Worcestershire, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 NEW

This is a fascinating historical site for young and old alike. What's superb about it is the audio guide which takes you back in time to give very interesting aspects of the history that took place here. My 8 year old and my teens were enthralled by the audio stories. The empty rooms are perfect for the imagination. There are... More 

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Worcester, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

I was very disappointed with the empty rooms. It appears to be just for special events that are held there. Probably will not go there again.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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157 reviews
41 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

Really intersting group of buildings with an amazing history. Not big and impressive, but intimate and very interesting. Lovely Great Hall. The significance of the place in relation to the Civil War and the defining Battle of Worcester is palpable. Charming and well worth a visit.

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

Bigger inside than it appears from the front, lots of rooms all over the place so you really need the map you are given to make sure you don't miss anything. Interesting history, the problem is the audio guide tries to cover everything with a description for each time period. Thankfully you can pick and mix what you would like... More 

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Worcester, United Kingdom
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148 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 160 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

Beautifully kept building with wonderful gardens, right in the heart of Worcester. Harking back to times of old, this venue seems to bring them alive. A lot of events put on and they also do theatre and music events in the gardens. The venue is available for private hire too - quite rare I would have thought for such a... More 

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England
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80 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

The Commandery is a deceptively huge building in central Worcester, with a fascinating history stretching back centuries. It should be a really exciting place to visit, but it was really hard to find out about it. The only interpretative guide is an audio tour - we picked these up when we paid (£5.50 for an adult, free if you live... More 

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5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

An amazing building, using the headsets is a must, wow what a story this building has to tell. My 13 year old son thought the same as me....blown away, if you're into civil war history this is a must as it's the site of the end of the civil war.

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Warwick, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

We read the reviews and nearly didn't go, but so glad we did ! OK so the rooms are not furnished (there are a few bits and pieces) but the building is so amazing that furniture would get in the way ... Well worth a visit.

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Address: Sidbury, Worcester WR1 2HU, England
Phone Number: 44-01905 361821
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Worcestershire  >  Worcester

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