Worcestershire has so many claims to fame, so many things to see & visit, that it is hard to list them.  The City itself contains the third of the great Cathedrals of the Midlands,  with the tomb of King John, (in spite of his being much maligned by the Church.)  In the Civil Wars, between King & Parliament, Worcester was the site of the first battle,  a cavalry skirmish at Powick Bridge  & theWorcester Guildhall last,  the great Battle of Worcester itself, from which the young Charles II was forced to flee & go on the run in disguise to escape his pursuers.  The pub which was his HQ still exists, along with the Commandery military centre.  Worcester is equally famous for Cricket, for Porcelain & for its great rural showground of the Three Counties.

Nearby Malvern, a series of small villages built on the eponymous range of miniature mountains which separate the County from Herefordshire,  has magnificent walks with fabulous views & is famous for its pure water source, its Abbey & its Theatres.  Not  far away is the Birthplace of composer Edward Elgar, carefully preserved.  Upton-on-Malvern HillsSevern has become notorious in recent years for being   -under-Severn in any rainy winter, but is a picturesque place nevertheless.  Pershore abbey is curious: at the Dissolution of the Monasteries, the citizens wanted to buy the church for their parish but couldn't raise the whole sum,  consequently, they have the Chancel, Transepts & tower but nothing more.  At Tewkesbury, (only a little way south, but in Gloucestershire!)   however,  they managed to buy their Abbey, thank Goodness,  for it is utterly beautiful.  

All of this region is marked by signs leading motorised tourists around the Blossom Trail each spring, when fruit trees are flowering.  And if you would like a different experience,  this county can offer it:  how about a wild animal Safari,  in the West Midlands Safari park,  or a Great Rail  Journey,  on a steam train ofDorsington the Severn Valley Railway,  running from Kidderminster Station through gorgeous Bewdley to Bridgenorth?  Or something completely hidden - the collection of statues of heroes & villains at Dorsington.




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