Worcester is a great picture of the old and the new : the city’s busy high street is situated only a short walk away from the Cathedral and the Commandery. The High Street has got a variety of chains on offer, or visit Worcester’s independent shops and boutiques to find some unique gifts.
The city is also known for the Worcester Porcelain, and the museum of Royal Worcester is the porcelain factory former site. But there is also of course the piquant Worcestershire Sauce which can be discovered at the Lea & Perrins sauce Factory. And last but not least, the most picturesque cricket ground in the country.
For those that prefer to soak up the scenery, you can take a journey on Britain’s premier steam railway, which provides some of the best riverside views in the country as it winds its way alongside the River Severn.
And if you wish to discover cultural sites of what shaped the city, you can explore The Commandery to learn about our important role in the English Civil War. See a contemporary exhibition at the City Art Gallery and admire the half-timbered buildings in Friar Street. These include Greyfriars’ House & Garden and the 500 year old Tudor House.
Worcester is a small city and one of the easiest ways to get around is on foot. Once you’re in the city, you’ll find a great selection of shops, restaurants and entertainment as well as the main landmarks amongst the other tourist sites.
From Worcester there are some great rail links, from local areas of beauty, such as Malvern, to cities such as Birmingham (45 minutes travel time) and London (under 3 hours travel time).
Located in the heart of the U.K. and close to major road and rail networks and international airports it is rather easy to get to Telford.