Worcester is a cultural city with a historic heart. Worcester is one of the oldest cities in the country, with evidence of settlements dating back to 700BC. The city was fortified in Saxon times and the history can still be seen in the landscape today, from cobbled Tudor streets to elegant Queen Anne architecture. The street layout hasn’t changed since the Middle Ages; you can visit the remnants of the once majestic city walls and walk paths trod by Romans.
Although known for the world-famous Lea & Perrins sauce, Worcestershire boasts sought-after market towns too. Tenbury Wells, an ancient town, is situated on the River Teme and is home to the Pump Rooms. Nestled on the River Severn is the market town of Bewdley which is surrounded by ancient woodland of the Wyre Forest and the National Nature Reserve.
The City of Worcester has a fantastic programme of arts and cultural events and hosts festivals of music, literature and heritage. An abundance of beautiful parks, peaceful gardens and green spaces are perfect for walking, cycling and picnicking. The Riverside Park winds along the banks of the River Severn whilst the Civil War playground at Fort Royal Park (the site of the Battle of Worcester) has some of the best views across the city. For sight-seeing, visit Worcester Cathedral and The Commandery; the site of the first and last battles of the Civil War.
Worcestershire is noted for a host of schools, both within the state and private sector. Kings Worcester, The Elms and Malvern College are in close proximity whilst Oasis Academy Warndon is also highly regarded within the area.
Worcestershire is well connected, with the M5 running across the county providing links to the north and the south of England and into Wales. The M40 and the M50 also enters into Worcestershire. National railway services are available from Worcester with various links to the north and south. International airports can be found at Birmingham, Manchester, Liverpool and East Midlands.Areas We Cover