Hanbury Hall, built in 1701 by Thomas Vernon, is a beautiful country house with an incredible garden and park. Inside the property there is a mix of interior design, from restored Hercules rooms and recreated Gothic corridors to stunning staircase and wall-paintings by Sir James Thornhill.
Ravenmeadow Golf Club is located on the north side of Worcester, only five minutes from Junction 6 of the M5. This popular golf club opened in 1995 and has some of the best practice facilities in the region, including a bar, a lounge area, a golf shop and changing rooms!
Worcester Cathedral is claimed to be one of England’s loveliest cathedrals with its medieval cloisters, the ancient crypt and chapter house and the stunning Victorian stained glasses. In addition, there are the royal tombs of King John and Prince Arthur to explore. For an amazing view, go up the bell tower and roof!
One of the most pleasant things to do in Worcester is to take a walk in Croome Park where you can enjoy the green landscape and the beautiful lakeside! You can also explore the magnificent mansion houses and join one of the many events or guided walks held here. When you are feeling hungry, there is a café on-site where you can unwind with a cup of coffee!
To go on a river cruise can be an excellent way to explore the landscape of Worcester. On this lovely cruise, you will be boarding a boat which was built in 1959 and has been carefully designed into a luxurious leisure cruise boat. You can enjoy a lunch cruise, an afternoon cream tea cruise and an evening buffet/disco cruise!
At this exciting entertainment venue you can enjoy games like bowling and pool. Tenpin Worcester offers sixteen state-of-the-art fully computerised AMF lanes with glowing tracks and from 9.30 pm join the "disco" bowling with funky music and terrific lights! Moreover, here you can also find a video arcade, a nightclub and a restaurant, so it´s a great place to go to with the whole family or with friends!
The Worcester City Art Gallery & Museum is housed in a stunning Victorian building in the heart of Worcester and runs a lively programme of exhibitions, activities and events. Here you will find a unique contemporary art exhibition as well as collection of historical pictures.
Discover this family enterprise with some great outdoor activities in the beautiful surroundings of the Worcestershire countryside. Check out the furry and cute animals housed here including the ponies, goats, rabbits, chickens, pigs and ducks. Other fun activities offered here are bug-hunting, frizbee golf, climbing wall as well as peddle tractor and play areas. When you are feeling hungry or thirsty just pop into the Harvest Shop for hot or cold drinks and refreshments.
Westons cider, situated deep in the Herefordshire countryside and nestled amongst apple and perry pear orchards, is a venue where visitors of all ages can discover the secrets of traditional cider making by joining one of the guided mill tours. Here you can also treat yourself with a delicious homemade lunch at Scrumpy House Restaurant or Bottle Museum Tea Room!
Worcester Live offers various pastimes for every taste. The Swan Theatre, for example, is newly refurbished and offers various events while the Huntingdon Hall is the premier music venue in Worcester and finally The Historic Ghost Walk of Worcester is a popular guided tour through “the dark pockets of Worcester”!
Worcestershire County Museum, housed in the historic Hartlebury Castle, is a great place to discover the wonders of Worcestershire and the way the locals used to live. On display there are several interesting collections including toys, domestic items and craftwork as well as travel and transport.
Home stadium to Aviva Premiership rugby union team the Worcester Warriors, Sixways Stadium is a multimillion pound site and a unique arena providing sport and entertainment. If you are planning a trip to this stadium, don´t forget to book early since the tickets sell out fast.
Housed in Worcestershire Royal Hospital, George Marshall Medical Museum offers fascinating collection of medical objects and is a place where to learn the development of medicine and health care over the past 250 years. Do not miss the 19th century operating theatre!
If you are looking for a true, authentic Italian dining experience, then restaurant Galleria Italiana might be the perfect place for you. With friendly staff, a relaxing ambiance and mouth-watering food, it cannot go wrong. This restaurant can be found at the heart of Worcester’s restaurant district!
At Voujon you can experience the traditional Indian cuisine, authentically prepared by highly skilled chefs who use fresh spices and high quality ingredients from the Indian sub-continent to get that perfect taste. The ambiance can be described as warm and inviting and the staff is constantly dedicated to excellent service.
The Olive Branch is a hidden gem and features a restaurant with a contemporary style spread over three floors. The ground and first floor serve as dining areas, whereas the cellar has been made into a superb bar area. The menu provides mouth-watering tapas dishes as well as pasta, meat and fish dishes!
With an exciting concept, the unique Pavilion in the Park offers a venue combining food, drinks, music, sport and entertainment, something that has really caught the locals´ attention. On the menu you will find a great grill selection, fish dishes and salads, to be eaten while being entertained by live bands playing every Saturday after 9.30 pm!
The Kings Head is a bar and restaurant serving fine British cuisine with Mediterranean influences accompanied by a great selection of wines. This is a restaurant with a great mix of the contemporary and classic design that is just perfect for a romantic dinner or a drink with friends!
This charming little gem, considered to be a local landmark, serves bar snacks and sharing platters prepared with fresh, local produce in an atmosphere described as full of character! The Cardinal's Hat has many years of experience when it comes to pleasing hungry and thirsty visitors, so the quality here is always assured.
If you are craving fresh and delicious Thai cuisine, you can head over to this restaurant. The highly experienced chefs are using the finest and freshest ingredients, all imported from Thailand in order to achieve the authentic taste everyone love! Furthermore, the menu also provides a wide variety of vegetarian options.
This family-owned business has been running since 1998 and it´s still going strong. Valentinos has gained an exceptional reputation for the quality of its Italian food and the friendly service, in fact to provide a high standard, the chefs, are only using the finest Italian ingredients!
The Manor Farm is a British and family-friendly restaurant where you can get a royally good roast dinner offered at reasonable prices. Pub-food classics like fish and chips and BBQ glazed ribs are also some of the yummy dishes on the menu. There is no need to book in advance, just pop in when you are feeling hungry and enjoy!
As the name reveal, this is a Thai restaurant, located close proximity to the Cathedral. The impeccably cooked food comes in generous portions and served by the attentive staff in a friendly atmosphere and where attention to detail is meticulous. From the menu, choose everything from green curry to sizzling king prawn.
Just a short walk from the main high street and train station you will find this Indian restaurant with an extensive menu and where the food is cooked to perfection. All the great favourite Indian dishes are served here by the attentive staff as well as many new and unique dishes too.
At Boston Tea Party Worcester, you can have ethically sourced, feel-good food and drinks. The food is made from scratch everyday with high quality ingredients in order to get a particularly genuine flavour. The pancakes and bacon served here are highly recommended!
If you are craving for something sweet, this café might be the perfect place for you: the menu offers a wide selection of homemade cakes with mouth-watering fillings. The Orchard Cafe is ideally located within the beautifully Worcester Woods Country Park, so explore the nature around here and then take a break at this café!
Situated on New Street, one of Worcester’s most historic streets, Chocolate Deli Coffee and Patisserie offers the finest handmade artisan chocolates, including premium cakes, pastries and coffee - all made with the finest ingredients to create that perfect taste. With a dedicated team of helpful staff, you will for sure satisfy all of your chocolate needs when here.
Starbucks is Starbucks and that makes it everywhere in the world a great coffee spot. You can choose between different flavours and sizes or go for a lovely piece of cake, sandwich or smoothie. Make yourself comfortable in the café and write an e-mail back home – Wi-Fi is available.
Coffee Dough, in the heart of the historic city of Worcester, is a petite coffee shop where to sit back, relax and watch the world go by while sipping quality coffee or tea. When the hunger kicks in, choose crispy fresh salad or a panini with mouth-watering fillings like Parma ham together with mozzarella, wild rocket and pesto.
Start your day with a lovely breakfast, or why not stop by for a fresh lunch or just have a coffee and warm desserts at Patisserie Valerie! Patisserie Valerie is a chain of cafés with several locations across the UK and offers luxury handmade cakes and patisserie as well as a continental menu.
With a vegetarian and vegan menu, Karmic Café is an establishment that support Fair Trade and where the food is GMO and MSG free. The coffee shop is situated right in the heart of historic Worcester, at The Gallery and serves breakfast and lunch menu, including other treats throughout the day.
Located in the historic Friar Street, Mac & Jac's is an independent, family-run café, with an extensive breakfast and lunch menu or why not still your sugar cravings with a delicious cake or sweet tart? From the in-house deli that stocks a range of artisan foods such as chutneys, tapenades, pastries, homemade chocolates and much more, is a great place where to buy some goodies to bring back home.
Climb aboard on this traditional wide beam boat that is bursting with character and charm and where some lovely home cooked food as well as hot drinks are served. Café Afloat is a family owned and independent establishment located on Diglis main basin and can easily be reached on foot.
With a large variety of home cooked food, The Conservatory Café Bar is a great place to grab a bite to eat or for an afternoon tea. On the menu you will find toasted paninis with different fillings, salads, soups as well as burgers and pizzas, and it all can be enjoyed in a stylish atmosphere. They also serve cocktails and beers.
Mode is a Sports Bar & Grill and one of the places in Worcester where to watch all the biggest live sports events while having a dinner. Also a great venue where to grab a quick lunch, a coffee or just sit back with a tasty drink or cold beer and enjoy the holiday. If you are up for a game, they provide darts and pool.
Tramps Nightclub is the largest nightclub venue in Worcester and surrounding areas. The property was once Worcesters' Town Hall and is today a club providing entertainment and nightlife every night of the week offering its guests not only five dance floors, but also six bars!
If you would like to listen to live music, you should head over to Drummonds Bar on a Friday night when the bands are playing and entertaining the guests, whereas on Saturday nights the party kicks in with live DJ's. Come here, enjoy the music and sip a cocktail in the patio area which can be enjoyed all year round, great for breathing some fresh air!
The Kings Head is a bar and restaurant serving fine British cuisine with Mediterranean influences accompanied by a great selection of wines. This is a bar/restaurant with a great mix of the contemporary and classic design that is just perfect for a romantic dinner or a drink with friends!
Are you a real connoisseur when it comes to wine, whisky and gin? Then save one night out to discover No 35, an elegant Wine bar where your desire for high quality drinks will be satisfied. Or do you usually pick a wine according to what your friends´ are advising? Then come here anyway and start exploring the exciting world of wine tasting!
This is the venue for music in Worcester: here professionalism in terms of creating the perfect performance has reached such incredible levels that, no matter what, every night is considered to be a success for both bands and guests. Check The Marrs out and enjoy the cheap beers and the intimate atmosphere!
This is the place where to enjoy a night out with some friends, just imagine: strong and delicious cocktails, rich platters of delectable food and great music (not too high, you will still be able to have a conversation). Moreover, the staff here is particularly friendly and will make sure that you are having an amazing night!
Slug and Lettuce is housed in a converted church in the centre of Worcester and is the ideal place where to meet up with friends for breakfast, lunch, dinner or just for a drink. To satisfy all taste there is a large range of premium lager, cider and spirits and an extensive cocktail menu on offer. On Fridays and Saturdays, Dj´s are spinning some tunes to get you into the mood.
Heroes is an eclectic alternative bar where to sip a cocktail in a relaxing atmosphere while live Dj´s are doing their thing every weekend by playing a variety of the best classic Punk, Rockabilly, old school Hip Hop, Rock’n’Roll, Electronica, Funk and Northern Soul. If you are up for a game, pool table and table football is offered here.
At this premium venue with a daytime and evening services, the supreme choice of drinks is just amazing, ranging from specially selected beers, wines and champagnes to cocktails and cognacs. Every Friday and Saturday the Dj plays soulful house and even live music events are hosted here at different occasions. If the hunger kicks in, high quality food is also served here.
Celebrate the weekend in style; kick back in the luxurious lounges, sample some delightful drinks and let your hair down on the dance floor and just enjoy a great evening out. Friday night at The Velvet Lounge, some of the best tunes of the 80s/90s, RNB, electro and Naughties are played across 4 rooms and every Saturday is night fever.
Whether you are into watching live sport on big screens, have a few cold beers or play pool, darts or snooker, Rileys Sport Bar is for sure a high quality facility with a friendly and welcoming atmosphere. If you are feeling hungry, don´t worry, food is served all day by the efficient staff.
Irish pubs are known for their hospitality and O'Neill's in Worcester is just all about that. Food and drink is always served with a smile and whether you are a regular or a newcomer the friendly team will make you feel at home. Drop by to eat, watch some sport or listen to live music, everything from Irish folk to indie and beyond are played here.
"Your shopping journey begins and ends at CrownGate", this is how the shopping experience at this shopping mall is described. CrownGate has, in fact, a lot to offer to its visitors: there are more than 60 stores that will satisfy every need you have, not to mention restaurants, bars and cafés! Shop like Claire's, Debenhams, House of Fraser, New Look, Primark and more are housed here.
It doesn´t matter if you are looking for chain stores such as Zara or independent, quirky boutiques, just wander around the centre of this lovely town and you will run across everything you need. High Street, The Cross and Broad Street are in particular great spots to do you’re shopping at.
Right in the heart of the city you will run across countless enchanting stalls displaying different kinds of items: from quirky artefacts (perfects as souvenirs), to high quality but cheap clothes and local produce. If you are a vintage-lover, don´t miss this market on Friday, the "Vintage day"!
If you are a musician or a music-lover in general, you need to pay a visit to this shop, where you will get the chance to meet the knowledgeable staff who is always ready to have a chat about the old, good music. There are not only countless guitars to admire (both electric and acoustic), but also bass guitars, amplifiers and pickups and every kind of accessories such as microphones, strings, plectrums and much more.
Cathedral Square provides a wide selection of stores catering for all tastes, with numerous exciting fashion stores such as Topshop, H&M, Next, White Stuff, Monsoon. If the hunger kicks in, there are coffee shops to be found here where to grab a bite to eat or just something to drink.
Reindeer Court is a sophisticated Grade II listed shopping arcade that offers a unique shopping experience, just located a stone’s throw from city Centre amenities. Charming, independent stores are located here where to buy everything from jewellery to clothing and fashion, toys, gifts and gadgets. If you need a refreshment, at either end of the court there is a traditional pub and café.
Explore the hidden quarter of Friar Street that is characterised by the old black and white listed buildings. The street is lined with independent shops, offering everything from handmade jewelleries to accessories, gifts, clothes and interior design. This is for sure a great place to buy some unique items to bring back home.
The closest airport to Worcester is Birmingham International Airport (BHX), the fifth largest airport in the United Kingdom. It is situated 13 kilometres east of Birmingham and 60 kilometres away from Worcester, so you can easily reach Worcester by train or bus. The adjacent train station is reached via a short trip on the free Air-Rail Link bus and from there trains depart for Birmingham every 5-20 minutes all day long. Then, from New Street Station you can reach Worcester by train with a journey taking about 40 minutes. www.nationalrail.co.uk Local bus 900 leaves from bus stop K, outside the terminal, every 20-30 minutes and the journey to Moor Street Station takes about 35 minutes. Having said that, there are several other buses connecting the airport to Birmingham and surrounding towns so you surely won´t run out of choices! The National Express connects Birmingham Airport and Worcester and the journey takes about 4-6 hours. www.nationalexpress.com You can also reach the airport by taxi: Cathedral Cars +44 1905 767 400 www.cathedralcars.net Worcester Taxi +44 1905 700777 www.worcestertaxis.net
First is the leading bus operator in the United Kingdom. In Worcester City you can buy single, daily and weekly tickets directly from the driver, while you must visit a ticket agent to buy tickets that last longer. If you are traveling in the surrounding areas you can buy a Worcester Plus ticket, but remember that areas, like Malvern and Bromsgrove, have their own First tickets! www.firstgroup.com Worcester has two main stations, Foregate Street Station and Shrub Hill Railway Station. You can find Foregate Street Station in the heart of the city, near most attractions, while Shrub Hill Railway Station is located just outside the city centre and has frequent connections to other areas in the United Kingdom. www.nationalrail.co.uk
You can find taxi ranks scattered over the city in the following locations: The Cross, Queen Street, Shrub Hill Station, Foregate Street Station and Angel Place. Furthermore, during the night you can also find taxi ranks at New Street and St. Nicholas Street! Cathedral Cars +44 1905 767 400 www.cathedralcars.net City taxi: +44 1905 726 726 / +44 1905 723 888 www.city-taxis.net
There are several pharmacies located in Worcester and surroundings, for example: Kitsons Pharmacy 12 Broad Street, Worcester +44 1905 22861 www.numarkpharmacists.com Or Lloyds pharmacy, a chain that sells all the usual products such as shampoos, cleansers and make up, but also a wide variety of pharmaceutical products.