Worcester town guide
Worcester is an ancient cathedral city that straddles the river Severn. The magnificent cathedral dominates the city, with a thirteenth century gateway opening out onto College Green. There are many old buildings in the centre of the city. Indeed the Guildhall is one of the most gracious Queen Anne buildings in the county.
The Commandery was the headquarters of the Royalist at the time of the English Civil War. It is a fascinating and beautiful place to visit.
Whilst in Worcester you can visit the formal gardens of nearby Hanbury Hall or one of the many arboretums around.
For many people, Worcester is synonymous with Royal Worcester porcelain and you can tour the factory and museum-even paint your own plate.
Worcester, standing so close to the beautiful River Severn, is also at the terminus of the Worcs. And Birmingham canal and this is where canal boats wishing to go onto the River Severn have to pass through Diglis Lock. The lock basin is always an interesting place to see canal boats.
Set in some exquisite countryside it is worth renting a car to explore further afield. Nearby Stratford-on-Avon, the Malvern Hills and the Cotswolds are all a short car drive away.
The current Bank of England twenty pound note celebrates the famous English composer, Edward Elgar and his links with Worscester.