The beautiful city of Worcester stands proudly upon the banks of the Britain's longest river, the Severn in Western England. Home to both traditional and modern day attractions, this magnificent city has the power to take you back in time as well as serve you with all the luxuries of today.
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“Although built in Victorian times as a glove factory, the original building has been sympathetically transformed into stylish and elegant accommodation. Located close to the City centre it is ideally suited to the business user or the tourist looking for a convenient base from which to visit the local attractions.”
City Walls Rd, Worcesterrooms from £47.52 View Prices
“Situated in Worcester City centre our delightful 13th century coaching Inn has undergone a recent refurbishment. We offer a range of room sizes, single, twin and double rooms. Our City Centre location provides the perfect base for those wishing to visit the many interesting and exciting attractions. ”
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“Situated in the heart of Worcester City centre and easily reached by road or rail, we have only recently fully reopened after major refurbishment (June 2005). Ideally placed as a base for visiting the many local attractions and superbly equipped for holding your private party or corporate event. ”
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The city is dominated by the magnificent Worcester Cathedral which has been a place of worship since the late seventh century. The building which stands today oldest parts date back to 1084 when the present building was constructed by Wulfstan who was the bishop of Worcester. Inside it includes the Tomb of King John.
The city is most famous for its fine porcelain which has been made here since the mid-eighteenth century. It was way back then when Dr. John Wall and other businessmen set up the local factory. King George III granted the makers the Royal Warrant in 1789 and Royal Worcester was to become the world leaders in porcelain and bone china. The factory celebrated its 250th anniversary in 2001.
One of the cities major attraction is the museum of Royal Worcester. This houses a wealth of porcelain charting its colourful history.
Perhaps the best thing about England's Faithful City however (so called because it remained loyal to the monarchy during the Civil War) is its modern features that go hand in hand with its history. These include cinemas, theatres, pubs and clubs as well as all the major high street retailers you are accustomed to seeing in any British city centre.
Many flock to the city for its many vibrant shopping centre The Crowngate. It is the largest around with many leading stores, fashion and specialist shops.
Like all proud cities the county town of Worcestershire likes to show itself off that extra little bit in summer. Therefore it holds its own annual festival, which stretches an amazing 3 sunny August weeks. The festival itself comprises of over 300 mini events designed to give everyone who comes a taste of the city. So much so it was voted the Best Single Event in a British city by the British Council of Shopping Centres.