Worcester  is a City status in the United Kingdom and county town of Worcestershire in the West Midlands (region) of England. Worcester is situated some southwest of Birmingham and  north of Gloucester, and has an approximate population of 94,000 people. The River Severn runs through the middle of the city, overlooked by the twelfth-century Worcester Cathedral. The site of the Battle of Worcester of the English Civil War, Worcester was where Oliver Cromwell New Model Army defeated Charles II of England Cavaliers, resulting in the English Interregnum, the ten year  period during  which England and Wales became a republic. Worcester was the home of Royal Worcester and the birthplace of the composer Edward Elgar. It also houses the Lea and Perrins factory where the traditional Worcestershire Sauce is made.

Why visit?

  • Worcester is home to a number of museums and galleries, including the Worcester City Art Gallery and Museum, the Commandery Museum and the Museum of Royal Worcester. These provide a great opportunity to learn more about the city's history and culture.
  • The River Severn runs through the centre of Worcester, providing a beautiful backdrop for a leisurely stroll. Along the way, you can admire the views of the city and take in the sights and sounds of the river.
  • Worcester is home to a variety of restaurants, cafes and pubs, offering a range of local and international cuisine. Whether you're looking for a traditional English pub meal or something more exotic, you'll find something to suit your taste.