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WorcesterCombining history, shopping, culture and sports, Worcester is a modern town surrounded by the picturesque English countryside. Maybe you have heard about the famous Worcester Sauce and the British composer Sir Edward Elgar, both originating from here. Whether you are just passing through or staying a few days, Worcester will entertain you with a real good time both day and night.
The CityIn the southern suburbs of Birmingham you will find this lovely town whose history dates back to 50AD when the Romans arrived. Back in the days Worcester was a flourishing little town where traffic passed through. Situated in a hub of several highways, Worcester today is still easy accessible from all parts of the country. Sitting on River Severn, this charming town offers stunning sceneries and the picturesque countryside can be found just around the corner. Worcester is particularly known for its beautiful cathedral and the Rugby Worcester Warriors team, one of the town’s real prides. The town also houses the Lea & Perrins factory, that makes the famous Worcester Sauce, the University of Worcester and the Royal Worcester Porcelain.
Do & See
There are many ways to spend time in Worcester. This town is simply great for shopping, eating and enjoying the best in life. You can also visit the glorious Worcester Cathedral, go for a relaxing walk along River Severn or go on daytrips to surrounding towns. If you are a sports fan, it is highly recommended to go see a rugby game at Sixways Stadium.
In Worcester there are more than 100 restaurants, pubs and cafés to choose from. You will definitely find several places to satisfy your taste buds with excellent food and great wines. Do not forget to try the Worcester Sauce, a real hit!
In the city centre there are numerous cafés ranging from modern to traditional, British ones and from family-owned to chain coffeehouse ones. When exploring the city, start with pancakes or bacon and eggs in the morning and then cakes and coffee in the afternoon!
Bars & Nightlife
Worcester is called the party capital of Worcestershire: here you will find a lively club scene ranging from trendy bars to British traditional pubs as well as contemporary wine and cocktail bars and many of them are located in the city centre. A number of county's bars offer high quality dining during day time and at night it becomes the perfect venue for a party or just a place where to relax with some friends.
Some of the best shopping in the Midlands can be done in Worcester where unrivalled selection of well-known fashion names and an ecelectic mix of independent boutiques are located. The town is great for pedestrians and there are many different areas offering unique shopping experiences with both UK and international brands. If you are a shopping enthusiasts, then head over to High Street where a variety of chains are on offer or why not visit Crowngate Shopping Centre with a mixture of stores to walk in. But there is more than High street to discover, try out the hidden gems of Reindeer Court, The Gallery, Friar Street, New Street, The Hopmarket and Broad Street whilst admiring the medieval construction along the way. Regular markets are also hosted in Worcester and should not be missed where everything from vintage to collectables items, art and food can be bought. Across the county there are a multitude of antique shops, arts and crafts retailers and craft centres where you can buy the perfect souvenir to bring back home.