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Worcester

Introduction

This charming, historical city is the county town of Worcestershire and is located in the West Midlands of England. Home to numerous historical buildings and treasures, there are plenty of cultural treats to enjoy throughout the city – the most impressive being the towering Worcester Cathedral. The cathedral city blends its historic roots with more modern influences, with many newer buildings sympathetic to the city’s history. Culture vultures will find plenty to do in and around the city, aided by a thriving arts scene – with many festivals and events taking place throughout the year. Foodies will love indulging at restaurants throughout the city and county serving local and global dishes.

Ideal car

Hatchback
Hatchbacks are perfect for driving in Worcester and the nearby market towns and villages, plus they are spacious enough for those travelling with young children.

Driving in Worcester

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Road Driving Side

30mph

Urban Speed Limit

60mph

Rural Speed Limit

70mph

Motorway Speed Limit

Important things to note

Worcester is well-located with excellent transport connections to other parts of the country such as London, Bristol, Birmingham and Manchester.
It’s recommended to avoid driving in and around the city during morning and evening rush hours, when heavy traffic can lead to delays.
Most areas of interest in the city centre are accessible on foot. Parking can be problematic in the town centre so it might be easier to use the park and ride service.

Highlights & Hotspots

The city is home to one of Britain’s most impressive cathedrals. Situated on the banks of the River Severn, this majestic building boast phenomenal Gothic architecture and is truly a sight to behold. For impressive views of the city, it’s worth climbing the tower, when it’s open.
Explore the historical delights at Hanbury Hall. This stunning house and gardens are a great way to spend a sunny afternoon. The house is home to numerous restored paintings on exhibit and the surrounding grounds are truly beautiful during the summer months.
Families with young children will enjoy spending a warm summer’s day at the fantastic Gheluvelt Park. This beautiful park is home to plenty of plush parkland as well as a water-play feature and play areas for kids of all ages.
Located right in the centre of the town is the Tudor House and museum. Run by volunteers, this excellent little museum offers great insight into the town’s history and exhibits numerous historical artefacts which date back centuries.

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Airport Information

Worcester is served by Birmingham Airport, approximately 36 miles north of the city centre, which is roughly a 40-minute drive on the M42 and M5 motorways.
Birmingham Airport has both international flights to Europe, North America and the Middle East as well as domestic flights to destinations throughout the UK. It presently has two terminals for passengers.