The River Severn
The longest river in England, the Severn, winds it's way through Worcester. The Cathedral overlooks the river, which is crossed by several bridges. One of these bridges is on the site where a bridge has been for centuries. There is a lovely wide walkway all along the river as well, a nice place to go to watch the water fowl and the boats. There is a small rowboat that docks behind the cathedral in the summer, to ferry people across to the other side where the cricket grounds are. There has been a crossing here at this spot on the river for several thousand years so they say.
Royal Corcester Visitor Center & Factory Shops
We booked a factory tour which was informative. It is very much a 19th century workplace.
We also went to the Museum of Worcester Porcelain. It was interesting to view the plates used for the Garter Lunch.
Of course we spent some time looking at the shops: Best Ware, Seconds, and Clearance. And while I gave it some thought I was not, in the end, tempted enough to have anything shipped home (a service that they do offer).
We had a hot lunch at the Cafe. Adequate, fair priced.
We now know that the Edgar Tower was built in the 14th century as the main entrance to the cathedral close. But, because at one time it was believed that it had been built during the reign of King Edgar, in the 10th cenbury, it was called the Edgar Tower.
WORCESTER, WORCESTERSHIRE, UK
" CIVITAS IN BELLO ET PACE FIDELIS "
"Faithful in Peace and In War", well, I think it's roughly translates like that. The title Faithful City dates back to English Civil War when Worcester was staunchly allied to the monarchy at the time. The English Civil War ended at the Battle Of Worcester September 3rd 1651, one of the major Battles of the Civil War which was fought just south of the City at Powick.
Worcester now is a thriving City within the Midlands of the UK. It's historic heritage makes this a superb place to visit. Even if history isn't your thing there's still plenty to do... Excellent restaurants, pubs, walks and shopping... A great base to visit nearby places such as Malvern, Cheltenham, Birmingham and Stratford on Avon.
I've lived here all my life so know the City very well. Visit for a weekend break... You won't be disapointed
"The Sights Of Worcester"
The Cathedral from Fort Royal Hill, The Edward Elgar Statue High Street/Deansway, The Cardinals Hat (Oldest Pub In Worcester), City Art Gallery Museum and Library, Friar street at Night, The Commandery Museum, Lowesmoor Wharf Canal Basin, Lea & Perrins Worcestershire Sauce Factory, Thai Gallery/Heroes Bar in Tudor Building, Greyfriars and The Edgar Tower.
"The Centre Piece Of Worcester"
Worcester Cathedral check out the link to visit my tips. Ain't worth coming to Worcester if you don't stop by here...