Worcester Cathedral, Worcester Porcelain and Worcestershire Sauce are three things that come to mind when we think of Worcester on the banks of the River Severn at the base of the Worcester and Birmingham Canal.
Founded in 680, Worcester Cathedral's architecture showcases examples of many styles. Much of the stained glass was destroyed during the English Civil War, but was restored by the Victorians. Seek out the fine Great West and Great East Windows, the composer Elgar's Memorial window and three times Prime Minister Stanley Baldwin's grave near the west door.
Visit the 500 year old Tudor House on Friar Street and take a stroll to admire the surrounding half-timbered properties. Nearby and also open to the public is the National Trust Greyfriars' House and Garden, dating back to 1490.
Check out the Commandery chronicling the city's role in the Civil War and the Museum of Royal Worcester porcelain, although today its manufacture has moved away from the city.
As for Worcestershire Sauce - Lea and Perrins still produce their piquant sauce in the city.
Worcester is a major stop-over point on the Stourport Ring through rural Worcestershire and Birmingam. See canal holidays on the Stourport Ring.
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