Place & History
Worcestershire is a city in the West Midlands surrounded by the Malvern Hills, and the Cotswolds. Its easily located with excellent rail links to its 2 stations, Forgate Street and Shrub Hill. There are various Colleges and Universities in Worcester, including University of Worcester and Worcester College of Technology. Worcester is renowned for its history and culture, with its beautiful cathedral and Commandery that dates back to the 13th century and its 11th-century castle. There is an array of museums to visit, such as the Worcester City Art Gallery and Museum, Elgar Birthplace Museum and the National Trust owned Greyfriars House & Garden. A beautiful part of the country, it is a home to many elegant and grand hotels in worcestershire as well.
Foodwise, there’s no shortage of places to dine in Worcester. From the high street favourites of Nando’s and Pizza Express to pub grub in one of the many pubs such as The Provenance on Forgate Street and The Old Greyhound on New Street. There’s a restaurant to suit all tastes from the American Diner, Detroit’s on Castle Street to Amigos Mexican Restaurant, Friar Street.
Places to visit
The main shopping Centre in Worcester is Crowngate where the Farmers Market is held on the 3rd Sunday of each month. A favourite attraction in Worcester is Croome Park which is a few miles south of the city centre. It has a beautiful shrubbery and open parklands to walk and explore. There is also Spetchley Park Gardens with over 30 acres of landscape and walled gardens. The most recent addition to Worcester is a building called The Hive. It’s a joint public and university library, the first of its kind in Europe, and is built from sustainable materials and has been designed so that it can run on renewable energy. It has over a quarter of a million books and is also used to host events, such as performances and exhibitions.