Short Break in Worcester

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One Night British Inn Stay with Breakfast For 2

  • One night stay - Sunday - Friday
  • Two night stays - 7 days a week (subject to availability)
  • British hotel or Inn
  • Comfortable double or twin room

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About Worcester

Worcester, a cathedral city set in the heart of the West Midlands of England, offers a delightful mix of historical richness, cultural vibrancy, and natural beauty, making it a captivating destination for a weekend break. Renowned for its magnificent cathedral, ancient buildings, and as the final resting place of King John, Worcester is a city where history comes alive amidst its charming streets and modern amenities.

The crowning jewel of Worcester is undoubtedly Worcester Cathedral. Standing majestically over the River Severn, this magnificent structure dates back to the 12th century and is a masterpiece of medieval architecture. Visitors are drawn to its beautiful Chapter House, cloisters, and crypt, as well as the chance to climb the tower for breath taking views of the city and beyond. The cathedral's blend of architectural styles tells a visual story of England’s religious and historical tapestry, making it a must-visit for anyone interested in the country's heritage.

Worcester's historical narrative continues at The Commandery, a stunning Grade I listed building that served as the Royalist Headquarters during the final battle of the English Civil War. Today, it houses a museum that brings to life Worcester’s significant role in British history through interactive exhibits and beautifully preserved rooms. The Commandery not only offers a glimpse into the past but also sits within beautiful gardens that provide a tranquil escape from the hustle and bustle of city life.

For those interested in the arts, Worcester does not disappoint. The city is home to an array of galleries and theatres, including the Worcester Arts Workshop and the Swan Theatre, offering a diverse programme of live performances, workshops, and art exhibitions. The Worcester City Art Gallery and Museum further enriches the cultural landscape, showcasing collections that range from contemporary art to historical artefacts, reflecting the city's creative spirit and its place in history.

Worcester’s connection to the famous Worcestershire sauce adds a unique flavour to the city’s culinary scene. A visit to the original Lea & Perrins factory offers an insight into the creation of this world-renowned condiment. Beyond this, the city's dining scene is vibrant and varied, with restaurants, cafes, and pubs serving a wide range of cuisines, from traditional British dishes to international fare, all making use of the rich array of local produce available in this fertile region.

The city's shopping experience combines high street brands with independent boutiques and antique shops, particularly along Friar Street and in the historic market hall, offering unique finds and delightful treasures. For outdoor enthusiasts, Worcester provides a gateway to the Malvern Hills and the Cotswolds, areas of outstanding natural beauty offering extensive opportunities for hiking, cycling, and enjoying the great British countryside.

Worcester's calendar is punctuated with festivals and events that celebrate its history, culture, and community. From the vibrant Worcester Festival to the Victorian Christmas Fayre, the city comes alive with music, theatre, and a sense of celebration that welcomes both locals and visitors alike.

The River Severn plays a central role in city life, offering picturesque walks along its banks, opportunities for rowing, and the chance to simply sit and watch the world go by. The river adds to the city’s scenic beauty and provides a natural space for relaxation and recreation.

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