Worcester is known as the Faithful City following its loyalty to the Crown during the English Civil War. It is an historic city, sitting on the River Severn, with its feet in the past and its head in the future.
Worcester is 113 miles from London, 27 miles from Birmingham, 57 miles from Oxford, 25 miles from Cheltenham and 26 miles from Stratford-upon-Avon. More locally, Worcester is 24 miles from Broadway (Cotswolds), 17 miles from Evesham and 8 miles from Great Malvern.
Attractions for the visitor to Worcester include its Cathedral, over 900 years old and housing the tomb of King John; The Commandery dating back to 1500 and currently a Civil War Centre; The Guildhall, a Queen Anne style of building, one of the finest in England. There is also the Worcester Porcelain Museum.
Worcester has excellent shopping ranging from the CrownGate shopping centre through to specialist shops. For those interested in sport it has a successful Rugby Union club, the County Cricket team, a football team and a horseracing course.
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