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Worcester Travel Guide: 132 reviews and 274 photos

Worcester is the County Town of Worcestershire. The county is to the south west of the Birmingham and the West Midland conurbation. My home town, Stourport-on-Severn, is 13 miles to the north of Worcester upstream on the River Severn.
Worcester is a University town and is where I am currently studying (OK I know I am in my 60's) for a 2nd degree, this time a Masters degree in 19th Century Studies.

Cathedral of St Wulstan and St Oswald.

Dedicated to St Wulstan and St Oswald. Wulstan became Bishop of Worcester in 1062 and the Cathedral is the burial place of St Oswald and King John (died 18th October 1216). Worcester Cathedral is always having to have repairs to its stonework so the view you might like to photo may not always be possible.
Jan 2003. English Heritage gave a grant of £221,000 towards ongoing masonry and roof repairs.
Jan 2004. English Heritage have just announced a grant of £99,000 to repair the Chapter House roof.
Jan 2006 English Heritage Cathedral Grants scheme have just awarded the Cathedral GBP50,000 towards conservation work on the 12th century polygonal Chapter House.


At one end of the High Street opposite the Cathedral is this statue of Elgar.

  • Last visit to Worcester: Jan 2006
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • lou31's Profile Photo
    Jun 5, 2006 at 1:32 AM

    Another interesting page. Loved the bit about the pillar boxes and Worcester looks like another English town full of history and charm.

  • evaanna's Profile Photo
    Jun 2, 2006 at 11:44 AM

    Spent a day there in 2000. The cathedral is great and a walk on the river most enjoyable. Talked to the artists painting some vases in the porcelain factory. Are the tours of the factory still possible? Thanks for the interesting virtual tour.

  • Nemorino's Profile Photo
    Aug 7, 2005 at 1:58 AM

    Interesting tips on this page. Sounds like a fine place to study.

  • matcrazy1's Profile Photo
    Jan 8, 2005 at 9:14 PM

    Your pages are very informative of great educational value, little pearls for history lovers - both this great well-known history and local one. Thank you very much for sharing them with us.

  • MarvintheMartian's Profile Photo
    Jun 12, 2004 at 5:22 PM

    Excellent Worcester page. It's a really lovely city and you've covered it well!

  • Nov 19, 2003 at 11:15 PM

    Excellant page, nice tips and useful information.Great coverage.Many many happy returns of the day and wishing you all the best in life. Have a great time.

  • vesna04's Profile Photo
    Sep 2, 2003 at 9:12 AM

    I am glad that this page got at least this one comment.It deserves it!


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