Worcester is a grand historic city, with the River Severn and the Worcester & Birmingham Canal both winding their way through it. The canal and river are a key part of the city’s character – a waterside walk or pleasure boat trip are great ways to explore its sights.
The river is overlooked by the magnificent red sandstone cathedral, with its royal tombs, medieval cloisters, ancient crypt and lovely Victorian stained glass. Beside the canal is the Commandery, a timber-framed building with nearly a thousand years of history. Its most famous use was as King Charles II’s military headquarters during the Civil War.