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Trains to Worcester

The cathedral city of Worcester in the West Midlands stands on the banks of the River Severn, just to the east of the Malvern Hills and about 30 miles southwest of Birmingham. It is perhaps most famously associated with a distinctive, anchovy-based sauce and one of England's oldest porcelain companies, but with great shopping and bags of history there's much more to this city than Lea & Perrins and fine bone china...

Popular train routes to Worcester

London to Worcester
Birmingham to Worcester
Liverpool to Worcester
Bristol to Worcester
Manchester to Worcester
Nottingham to Worcester
Cheltenham Spa to Worcester
Oxford to Worcester

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Visiting Worcester

If it's historical sites you're after, there are plenty in Worcester to keep you happy. In the heart of the city, right by the river, is the impressive cathedral, which is formally known as the Cathedral Church of Christ and the Blessed Mary the Virgin of Worcester. The oldest parts of the building date back to the 11th century, but it has accumulated elements of most English architectural styles up the early 16th century.

Worcester was the scene of the final battle of the English Civil War, and you can discover all about the city's involvement, as well as much more about the area's history, at the Commandery, about a six-minute walk from the cathedral. For those with a penchant for porcelain, the Museum of Royal Worcester is nearby on Severn Street.

The city's main shopping area centres on the High Street, The Shambles and Broad Street, all of which are pedestrianised. Explore beyond the main streets though and you'll find some interesting little arcades and narrow lanes, some with half-timbered buildings.

To the north of the centre and on the edge of the campus of University of Worcester - one of the country's fastest growing universities - you'll find the city's new gold-roofed landmark library, the Hive.

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