The Peacock Inn

Worcester Rd., Boraston, Nr Tenbury Wells, Worcester, WR15 8LZ, United Kingdom
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Lock gate with the water out of the lockLock gate with the water out of the lock

The ChoirThe Choir

The famous Lea and Perrins factory, WorcesterThe famous Lea and Perrins factory, Worcester

At the AltarAt the Altar

Forum Posts

HOW'S MY ITINERARY LOOK NOW

by jerseycow

I WILL BE TRAVELLING TO THE UK IN LATE SEPT WITH MY HUSBAND, HIS MOTHER AND OUR 18 MONTH OLD DAUGHTER. WE ARE SPENDING 5 DAYS IN LONDON AND THEN HIRING A CAR TO EXPLORE FURTHER. A FEW WEEKS AGO I POSTED AN ITINERARY THAT WAS JUST A BIT TOO EXTENSIVE FOR OUR TIME FRAME. MY THOUGHTS ARE NOW TO CUT DOWN ON WHERE WE ARE GOING AND STAYING LONGER IN THOSE PLACES. WE WILL HAVE A TOTAL OF 6 NIGHTS AWAY WITH OUR 7TH NIGHT AT A HOTEL AT HEATHROW AS WE FLY OUT TO PARIS THE NEXT MORNING.

WE ARE COLLECTING OUR CAR FROM HEATHROW AND WILL BE HEADING TO BATH FOR 2 DAYS.

AFTER THIS I'M JUST NOT SURE WHERE TO GO NEXT AND MORE IMPORTANTLY WHERE TO STAY NEXT. THE THINGS I WISH TO DO ARE ALL RELATIVELY CLOSE TOGETHER THEY ARE AS FOLLOWS:

WORCESTER - TO SEE THE PORCELAIN FACTORY
STRATFORD UPON AVON - CADBURY
WARWICK - CASTLE
BOURNVILLE - BLACK MUSEUM

THE OTHER PLACE IS BURSLEM AT STAFFORDSHIRE WHICH APPARAENTLY IS WHERE THE ROYAL DOULTON VISITORS CENTRE IS! CAN ANYONE CONFIRM THAT THIS IS STILL OPEN? IT APPEARS TO BE FROM THE WEBSITE THAT I FOUND, BUT SOMEONE TOLD ME THAT DOULTON DO NOT MAUNFACTURE ANYTHING IN THE UK AT ALL ANYMORE AND THE WEBSITE SAYS THAT SOME THINGS ARE STILL MADE ON SITE. THIS IS OUT OF THE WAY OF EVERYTHING ELSE.

I GUESS MY QUESTION IS WHAT ELSE IS THERE AROUND THIS AREA AND WHICH TOWN SHOULD WE STAY IN? I THINK WE SHOULD STAY A MINIMUM OF 2 NIGHTS IN EACH PLACE AS THIS IS THE START OF A 2 MONTH TRIP FOR US AND WE HAVE OUR DAUGHTER TO CONSIDER.

SHOULD WE HEAD TOWARDS BURSLEM FROM BATH STOPPING AT WORCESTER ON THE WAY AND SEEING THE PORCELAIN FACTORY AND THEN HEAD BACK TO THE OTHER PLACES? OR WILL THIS BE TOO BIG A DRIVE FOR ONE DAY WITH A CHILD?

THANKS IN ADVANCE AND HI FROM DOWNUNDER

RE: HOW'S MY ITINERARY LOOK NOW

by leics

You should have time to do all the things you've listed. Cadbury World is in Bournville, about an hour's drive from Stratford/Worcester. I'm not sure what you mean by the 'Black Museum'.......do you mean the 'Black Country Living Museum' in Dudley (which is excellent, btw, and well worth visiting)?

Personally, I'd use Worcester (nice city, see my page for pics etc) as a base for at least the Cadbury/Stratford/ Warwick castle bit (allow at least 5 hours for the castle, and Warwick itself is interesting.......see my pages). There is lovely countryside near Worcester (the Malvern Hills in particular, fantastic hill-fort on the top called 'British Camp'), and you could happily spend several days exploring it. Stourport-on-Severn and Upton-on-Severn have the river and boats and little shops etc and are pleasant places to visit, along with many other small villages in the area. Both Dudley and Burslem are within a couple of hours drive of Worcester, but do be wary of motorway traffic congestion around Birmingham; choose your times carefully. Get a cheap A3 roadmap book from any garage to help you both explore the area and find alternative routes; they cost about 6GBP.

The Royal Doulton factory in Burslem still manufactures some porcelain etc, and their visitor centre looks good if you are interested in such things. http://www.thepotteries.org/doulton/

Hope this helps a bit.

RE: HOW'S MY ITINERARY LOOK NOW

by mels1962

Why not visit the Wedgwood factory at Barlaston south of Stoke on Trent - much easier to get to.

Travel Tips for Worcester

Worcester Canal Life

by grandmaR

We rented a canal boat on the Worcester and Birmingham Canal which runs between Worcester and Birmingham. The main line is 30 miles long (48km) with 58 locks. We rented in the middle and went down to Worcester because there were less locks in that direction. In Worcester, the canal intersects with the Severn River.

The canal was built between 1791 and 1815, and was used for shipping goods. The current canal is under the jurisdiction of the British Waterways and it is being restored by the Worcester & Birmingham Canal Society. Now it is mostly for recreational purposes. The paths along the canals are perfect for jogging, and a canal trip gives a different perspective on the country.

There are moorings along side of the canal in Worcester although the canal path is now paved and the edge of the canal is brick. There are moorings along the sides which are set in permanently. It would not be possible just to stick a stake into the ground and moor here.

Battle of Worcester

by illumina

The Battle of Worcester was the final battle of the English Civil War, where Oliver Cromwell and the Parliamentarians defeated the Royalist, predominantly Scottish, forces of King Charles II. It took place on September 3, 1651 in and around the city of Worcester.

The story of the Battle of Worcester is recounted in exhibits at The Commandery, a complex of timber-framed buildings that were used by Charles as his headquarters for the battle.

I was lucky enough to be at the reenactment of the battle in 2001, it's 350th anniversary. The next time this will happen will be in 2051 - hopefully I'll still be around to see it!

Prince Arthur's Chantry

by leics

Chantries were created as special places where parayers for the dead individual could be made (a sum of money was usually bequeathed to pay for this in perpetuity). Prince Arthur, eldest son of Henry Vll and brother of Henry Vlll, lies in his chantry next to the high altar of the cathedral. He was the first husband of Catherine of Aragon (Henry Vlll's first wife) and his brother's argument wwith the Catholic church about divorcing her hinged on whether her first marriage had been consummated.

Arthur died in 1502, at the age of sixteen. His chantry is elaborately carved (by masons from Westminster Abbey) but was partially defaced during the reign of Henry Vlll's son, Edward Vl. It is still lovely though, and you can see many Tudor roses carved into the exterior.

Worcester, UK

by chizz

"Worcester, UK"

After our day in the Cotswolds we decided to spend the night in Worcester so that I could check out where my husband lived and worked for a time. On arrival in the evening we decided to venture into the town centre to have something to eat and have a few drinks in one of the pubs.
In the morning we visited the River Severn and watched the canal barges navigate the lock system. From here we decided to take a tour of the Royal Worcester factory and museum which was very interesting. After this we embarked on our long car journey to the Lake District.

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Address: Worcester Rd., Boraston, Nr Tenbury Wells, Worcester, WR15 8LZ, United Kingdom