Worcestershire

Worcester Walk

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Leaving Worcester Cathedral and head to the Museum of Royal Worcester. View the weaponry collection at The Commandery and take in the history at The Tudor House. Move on to Greyfriars House and Worcester Guildhall before taking in the Worcester City Art Gallery. Explore The Infirmary museum before returning to Worcester Cathedral.

Rising from the banks of the River Severn Worcester Cathedral is a striking sight that dominates the Worcester skyline. Visit to explore the tombs of King John and Prince Arthur. Take in the ancient library, medieval cloisters, stained glass windows, ancient crypt and chapter house.

The Museum of Royal Worcester is home to an extensive collection of exquisite porcelain dating back to 1751. Tour the rooms and galleries, complete with audio commentary, to see the pottery through the ages, with Georgian, Victorian and 20th century displays.

Discover 800 hundred years of history at The Commandery, former Royalist headquarters during the Battle of Worcester 1651 – the pivotal battle in the English Civil War. Tour the museum to see the weapons, enjoy the trails and visit the gardens and café.

Located in Worcester’s oldest street, the timber framed Tudor House Museum charts 400 years of its inhabitants history, starting with the weavers of the 1500s through to the Quaker Richard Cadbury founder of the chocolatier in the 1800s. The museum runs regular events and programmes to entertain all the family.

Dating from the 15th century, Greyfriars House has a fascinating history, starting life as a wealthy merchants home before becoming a bakery and then a mixture of shops, homes and various businesses. Fully restored after World War II, the building now includes a walled garden.

The impressive Worcester Guildhall dates from 1721 and has an interesting history including playing host to royal visitors over the years. You can also book a tour of the Guildhall to see the ornate décor and grand interior.

A former chapel and Methodist church, Huntingdon Hall at Chapel Walk, in Crowngate shopping area is now a live entertainment venue with all types of music and comedy.

The Worcester art gallery and museum can be found in a Victorian building in the centre of Worcester. Venture in and browse the many local collections and travelling exhibits.

Visit The Infirmary, one of Worcester’s two medical museums, to discover the history of medicine and the creation of the British Medical Association. Tour the interactive exhibits and explore medical technology at one of the country’s oldest infirmaries.

Take a walk along the River Severn on the way back to the through the Edgar tower gatehouse and the Anglican Worcester Cathedral, seat of the Bishop of Worcester. Feeling energetic? – on certain days you can take the 235 steps to the top of the cathedral Tower.

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About the Worcester Walk Trail

Distance: 30 miles
Cites / Towns: 10
Number Of Businesses: 0

Take a circular tour of Worcester on foot, leaving the spectacular Worcester Cathedral to visit the porcelain collection at the Museum of Royal Worcester before arriving at The Commandery to take in the collection of weaponry. Visit the oldest street in Worcester, home to The Tudor House before heading towards the National Trust property, the 15th century Greyfriars House. Pass the Worcester Guildhall and entertainment venue Huntingdon Hall before browsing the Worcester City Art Gallery. Investigate the history of medicine at The Infirmary museum before returning to Worcester Cathedral with a walk along the banks of the River Severn.

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Cathedral Experience

It is well worth spending some time on the banks of the River Severn at the iconic Worcester Cathedral. Medieval cloisters, the tombs of King John and Prince Arthur and one the largest collections of medieval manuscripts all make for a fascinating visit.

Marvellous Museums

Take in a collection of museums as you walk around historic Worcester. From the porcelain collections at the Worcester Royal Museum, to the history of The Commandery, the Tudor House Museum and medical history at The Infirmary you can explore Worcester through the ages.

Walk This Way

Leave the car behind and spend a bit of time on foot as you trace the historic streets of Worcester. Take in Worcester’s oldest street, the museums and galleries or may be a walk along the river near the cathedral. Don’t forget to check out the many cafes and eateries.