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Worcester

Worcester

The City of Worcester, is the county town of Worcestershire in the West Midlands. Worcester is situated 30 miles southwest of Birmingham and 29 miles north of Gloucester.

The city is famous for Royal Worcester Porcelain. The Royal Worcester Porcelain Company factory was founded by Dr John Wall in 1751, although it no longer produces goods. A handful of decorators are still employed at the factory and the Museum is still open.

Another product famous with the city is Worcestershire Sauce, still produced at the Lea and Perrins factory.

Probably the most famous landmark in Worcester is its imposing Worcester Cathedral. The current building, formally named The Cathedral Church of Christ and the Blessed Virgin Mary, was begun in 1084 while its crypt dates from the tenth century. The chapter house is the only circular one in the country while the cathedral also has the distinction of having the tomb of King John.

Worcester’s main shopping centre is the High Street, modernised in 2005. There are three main covered shopping centres in the City Centre, the CrownGate Shopping Centre, Cathedral Plaza and Reindeer Court.

Friar Street includes restaurants and bars in the original timbered buildings, and the Greyfriars, a merchant's house built in 1480 next to a Franciscan Friary, is now a National Trust property.

The Worcester Festival is a relatively new venture established in 2003. Held in late August, the festival consists of a variety of music, theatre, cinema and workshops, as well as the already established Beer Festival, which runs as an event within the Worcester Festival.


Worcester Tourist Information Centre
The Guildhall
High Street
Worcester
Worcestershire
England
WR1 2EY

Tel: 01905 726 311
Alternate Tel: 01905 722 480
Fax: 01905 722 481
Email: touristinfo@cityofworcester.gov.uk

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