Worcestershire Attractions and Tours
Standing in the shadow of it’s awe-inspiring cathedral, the aptly named Worcester Cathedral, Worcester is a magnificent city, rich with history. It was the location of the final battle of the English Civil War in 1651, where Oliver Cromwell’s forces overcame those of King Charles II. The historic River Severn also flows through the city, splitting it in two.
Not that Worcester is stuck in the past – it is a vibrant city, awash with things to do. Food experiences are a particular highlight, as Worcester is sat right in the middle of the UK’s farming belt. Fresh produce comes in from the surrounding countryside, and is cooked in unique ways. This is the birthplace of that ever so British tea-time staple, Worcester Sauce, after all!
It is also a shopping destination, combining big brand names with smaller boutique shops you won’t find anywhere else, providing everything from arts and crafts to food. If the commercialism isn’t for you, then why not charter a tour of the surrounding countryside? The famous Elgar Trail, which takes in the countryside that was the love of world famous composer Edward Elgar’s life, is a stunning way to spend a lazy summer’s afternoon.
With all this, and the greater countryside that surrounds it to explore (including the Wye Valley, the Cotswolds and the Malvern Hills), Worcester is a city few others can match for variety, history, or sheer beauty.