Worcester has many claims to fame - the birthplace of Elgar, the world's oldest newspaper Berrow's Journal, Royal Worcester porcelain and that spicy, piquant Worcestershire Sauce. Add shopping, sport, culture and a range of Worcester holiday cottages for a fantastic city break.
On the banks of the Severn, this ancient city has an eventful past and, in addition to a splendid cathedral dominating the skyline, you'll find Georgian architecture and timber-framed Tudor - alongside modern multi-storeys and other contemporary structures, of course. Look out for the magnificent assembly rooms of the Guildhall and the Norman crypt of the cathedral. Shopaholics will find the usual national chains plus a generous helping of one-off independents, showcasing tempting goodies and holiday treats.
Planning a cottage stay in Worcester works well around one of the city's events like the Victorian-style Christmas market, Motor Festival or legendary Three Choirs Festival, hosted in rotation every three years between Worcester, Gloucester and Hereford.
Days out from your Worcester holiday home
Learn about the immensely talented man behind the 'Pomp & Circumstance Marches' at The Elgar Birthplace Museum . Visit the Worcester Porcelain Museum, the Tudor House Heritage Centre or the City Art Gallery & Museum. If you're members of the National Trust or the English Heritage, Witley Court, Greyfriars, Hawford Dovecote and Croome Park are all close by. There are over 75 nature reserves managed by the Worcestershire Wildlife Trust and also the Worcester Woods Country Park, with two circular walks, children's play area and more. Round off your day relaxing in the comfort of your Worcester cottage or dress up for dinner or a night at the Swan Theatre.
Please find below a selection of self catering holiday cottages near Worcester.