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Mini guide to Worcester


The world famous porcelain centre of Worcester sits at the heart of some of the most beautiful countryside in England, and also contains enough evidence of its own important past to make it an interesting place to visit.

The city's main sights include the Commandery, a 15th century timber-framed building which served as Charles II's headquarters during the Battle of Worcester in 1651. It now houses the country's premier Civil War centre. The cathedral is the other top draw card, with its 12th century Chapter House and the tombs of King John and Henry VIII's elder brother, Arthur. Also worth visiting is the house where the great English composer, Sir Edward Elgar, was born.

The River Severn offers a nice way to see Worcester. You can take a trip with Bickerline River Trips and travel through the heart of the city, taking in the main sights as you go. In the past the river formed the hub of the city's life but now plays host to more leisurely pursuits such as fishing and rowing.

Outside of Worcester is the magnificent countryside of the Malvern Hills, and the forests of the Wye Valley, where you can ramble to your heart's content. If you are an urban person then the cathedral city of Hereford is an alternative and only a short car or bus ride away.

If you're interested in shopping, take a stroll down the architecturally important Friar Street, where shops specialise in glass, china and porcelain. Also Bygones of Worcester in Cathedral Square offers furniture and antiques. Food lovers should try the food served up in Il Pescatore, an Italian restaurant set in a typically English 16th century Elizabethan house.

Regular trains depart from London's Paddington Station for Worcester (duration: 2 hours). Driving from London, take the M5 and exit at Junction 7 toward Worcester (duration: 3 hours). From Hereford, it's a short drive to Worcester. Just take the A449, 42km (26 miles) west. Overseas visitors usually find London Heathrow airport the best option, although closer regional airports are found in Birmingham and Cardiff, with limited trans-Atlantic services.

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Worcester Whitehouse Hotel

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Ye Olde Talbot Hotel

Giffard Hotel

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