Sights to See, PLACES TO BE

BE INSPIRED BY BEAUTIFUL WORCESTER

A CITY STEEPED IN HISTORY

The City of Worcester is steeped in history, with King John and Prince Arthur, Henry VIII’s brother buried in our majestic cathedral. We have an abundance of beautiful historical buildings to visit.

Worcester Cathedral is a beautiful imposing Anglican cathedral, overlooking the River Severn with its imposing medieval gateway Edgar Tower, its Norman crypt and unique chapter house It has unusual Gothic bays, its fine woodwork, and its ‘exquisite’ central tower.

The cathedral contains the tombs of King John, Prince Arthur and Prime Minister Stanley Baldwin. There is so much to see and learn.

The Guildhall at the top of the High Street is a truly beautiful grade 1 listed building which dates back to 1721. It was once the seat of justice throughout the city and even housed a prison. Today it offers members of the public a glimpse of Worcester’s rich and varied heritage.

The Commandery Museum is most famous for being the Royalist Headquarters during the deciding battle of the English Civil War – the Battle of Worcester 1651. Bringing the English Civil War to life with King Charles II hiding in a forest in Worcester to escape Cromwell’s soldiers. It has a lovely canal side coffee shop too.

Tudor House is a small, but perfectly formed independent museum, set in a fine example of a close-studded timber framed building with the only remaining original embossed ceiling in Worcester.

Worcester City Art Gallery and Museum is housed in an elegant Victorian building, once the old library, it has special exhibitions, events and activities throughout the year.

Museum of Royal Worcester. Worcester Porcelain is known the world over, manufactured in here from 1751 to 2008, there is now a museum and shop at the site of the original factory.

SPORT IN WORCESTER

Many sporting events are held in Worcester from horse racing at Worcester Racecourse, County Cricket played at New Road and Rowing Regattas on the River Severn.

FAMOUS EXPORTS

Royal Worcester Porcelain is known the world over, manufactured in Worcester from 1751 to 2008, there is now a museum at the site of the original factory.

Lea & Perrins is still being made in Worcester today.

THE ARTS

Music plays a big part in Worcester, with our own famous composer, Edward Elgar, his statue can be found in Cathedral Square. Visit his birthplace in Lower Broadheath. 

The Three Choirs Festival is held every 3 years in Worcester, the next being 2024. Upton upon Severn, a short drive away is renowned for its music festivals.

The Swan Theatre and Huntingdon Hall have a host of live entertainment, performances and concerts. The Commandery holds open air performances in the summer, we even have our own ‘Fringe’ in July.

Worcester Race Course holds an eclectic mix of events.

PISTON DISTILLERY & GIN SCHOOL

Merging the spirit of craftsmanship with the elegance of automotive,
Piston Distillery is based in Worcester’s Diglis Basin.

With 11 different delicious drinks to choose from, Piston Distillery is fast-becoming a favourite with many.

At their home in Diglis, there is also a Gin School, where you can immerse yourself in the artisan world of craft distillation, then develop your very own bottle of gin.

SHOPPING & DINING FOR EVERYONE

With an abundance of well-known high street shops, Worcester also boasts many independent, boutique retailers.

There is a great selection of restaurants and bars across the city centre, here’s a few we recommend:

RESTAURANTS

Anakarli Indian Restaurant                         
www.anarkaliworcester.co.uk

Benedicto’s Italian Restaurant
www.benedictos.com      

Fuego Mediterranean Restaurant
www.fuegoworcester.co.uk

Ounce Steakhouse
www.ouncebar.co.uk

PUBS/BARS

The Dragon Inn       
www.thedragoninnworcester.co.uk

TripelB Belgian Bar
www.tripelb.co.uk

Tonic
www.tonic-worcester.co.uk

CAFÉS AND TAKEAWAYS

Weylands Yard
www.weylandsyard.com

Caffe Bolero
https://jmaps.net/caffe-bolerowww.blackandwhit3.co.uk

Peter Cooks Bakery/Takeaway
www.petercooksbread.co.uk

THE GREAT OUTDOORS

We have the dynamic River Severn on our doorstep, with wonderful walks along it’s riverbank. Long or short, along the town side or further out into the countryside.

The rolling Malvern Hills looks down on our city, a great place to hike or cycle, enjoyable whatever the season.

Our County Cricket Ground is within walking distance, so too is Worcester Race Course, both sitting along the river. Rowing Regattas are held 4 times a year. From sports to wildlife there is always something to see.