- Worcester is situated on the River Severn, the longest river in Britain
- It has a population of about 100,000 people
- The cathedral dates from the 11th century and contains the tomb of King John who signed the Magna Carta in 1215
- Oliver Cromwell defeated Prince Charles at the Battle of Worcester in 1651
- The famous British composer, Edward Elgar, was born here
- The world famous Royal Worcester porcelain factory originated here
- The world famous Morgan car factory is in Malvern – close to Worcester
heard of Worcester
In 1897 they moved to a new factory on the edge of the city where Lea & Perrins still make the sauce today.
We say “Wooster” (not Worchester or Worsester) You may confuse the locals!
5 reasons why Worcester is a great place for you to visit
Do you love sports cars?
Visit Morgan Motor Company
If you are a sports car fan we can usually arrange a visit to the Morgan Motor Company factory in Malvern – just 10 minutes by train from Worcester. Factory tours are available during normal working hours and there is a small charge for entry.