Worcester is a beautiful Cathedral and University City with a fascinating history, located in the heart of the West Midlands on the banks of the River Severn.
We boast a wealth of interesting architecture; top class sports teams and venues, combined with an unrivalled combination of independent boutiques and high street names, and a vibrant programme of events.
Just a stone’s throw away from the Cathedral are historic Friar Street and New Street where two of Worcester’s oldest and most historic pubs are located. The Cardinal’s Hat in Friar Street is the city’s oldest inn dating back to the fourteenth century, serving craft ales and the most delicious homemade pies and sharing boards. The King Charles House on New Street is now a restaurant and holds a special place in British history. As King Charles II fled after defeat at the Battle of Worcester in 1651, the residents of New Street held off Cromwell’s army so he could make his escape from the house.
The city is close to Birmingham, Stratford upon Avon and the Cotswolds and has excellent access links to the rest of the country via the M5.
This compact, accessible city centre packs a lot into its historic streets! City Centre streets are pedestrianised between 9.30am and 6pm but there are a number of well-maintained car parks in walking distance and the city centre is served by two train stations and numerous coach drop off points.
The friendly team at the Tourist Information Centre will happily give you guidebooks and maps to help you plan your day, pop in to see them at The Guildhall on the high street or call them on 01905 726311.