The famous Malvern Hills are nearby and offer miles of walking with spectacular views over Worcestershire and Herefordshire.
The ‘British Camp’ iron-age fort and the Worcestershire Beacon areparticularly interesting places to find on these hills.
5 miles away is Eastnor Castle which has a deer park, many events throughout the year and also offers the ‘Land Rover Experience’.
Welland (5miles) has a large and impressive annual Steam Rally, attracting enthusiasts from all over the country.
The Three Counties Showground is also nearby and hosts numerous events during the year; its ‘Royal Three Counties’ and seasonal ‘Garden’ shows are some of the biggest and best in the country.
The M50 to Ross-on-Wye is 10 mins away; Ross’s attractions include many festivals, book shops and the nearby Falconry Centre and Three Choirs Vineyard at Newent.
Indeed, Linhay even makes a good base to take in the annual Three Choirs Festival itself!
7 miles away are 3 interesting small towns.
Ledbury, famed for its annual poetry festival. www.visitledbury.cotswolds.info
Medieval Tewkesbury with its Abbey and confluence of the Avon and Severn rivers.
Upton-on-Severn with many events during the year, notably its jazz, folk, and blues festivals.
The town of Great Malvern is about 20 mins distant; it has good shopping facilities with a large Waitrose store, a theatre which attracts many touring productions, a swimming pool and magnificent Priory.
The quality of Malvern Water is world famous and springs abound with St Anne’s Well being one of the better known.
The Cathedral cities of Worcester, Hereford and Gloucester are all within easy reach.