Pronounced ‘wooster’, this city on the banks of the River Severn is dominated by its fabulous 12th century cathedral and is suitably steeped in history. Exploring the cathedral is a must – so much history contained in one place.
Take a guided walk to see the sights including cobbled streets and laneways, visit Greyfriars House & Garden, a preserved medieval merchant’s house.
Worcester is also a favourite shopping centre with independents plus high street brands. More claims to fame include the iconic Lea & Perrins Worcestershire Sauce and Royal Worcester porcelain – visit the Museum of Royal Worcester housing over 10,000 pieces dating from 1751.
Music-lovers head for Huntingdon Hall, Worcester’s premier live music venue. The former Countess of Huntingdon’s Chapel is a leading venue for folk music, comedy, entertainment, classical music, jazz and blues as well as spoken word events.
Nearby: The Malvern Hills, Great Malvern,