Explore Worcestershire during the Commonwealth Games – Worcester

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Worcestershire is ready to welcome visitors from the Commonwealth Games hosted by our nearby neighbours in the West Midlands. Here at Visit Worcestershire, we have put together some handy guides to explore the best of the county whilst you are in the area.

Worcester is steeped in history with links to famous battles, the tales of King John and medieval history. Fast forward a thousand years and Worcester is now a vibrant city filled with plenty of hidden gems and a buzzing hospitality scene.

1. Worcester Cathedral

One of the most beautiful buildings in the whole of the county. A medieval cathedral with links to the British monarchy and famous battles. Visit the tomb of the infamous ‘Bad King John’ responsible for the sealing of the Magna Carta.

Take a tour of the tower or tune into one of their audio tours to hear the fascinating history of the Cathedral.

Admission is free but donations are kindly welcomed.

Activity time – 1-3 hours

2. Piston Gin – Gin School

A beautiful, repurposed building at the old Royal Porcelain works. Piston Distillery offers Gin School experiences which show you the process of crafting gin and you can even take your own bottle home with you.

Available on Fridays and Saturdays with nibbles provided, the activity is perfect for couples or groups of friends! Two spaces on the school cost £150.

See if you’re top of the class at Piston’s Gin School!

Activity time – 2-3 hours

3. Triple B Belgian Café

This is a real hidden gem in the heart of Worcester city. If you’re a fan of Belgian beer then look no further!

Triple B offers 100 uniquely crafted Belgian beers in a relaxed, comfortable environment. Ever wanted to try a fruit beer? Now is your chance!

If beer isn’t your thing then they have plenty of tea, coffee and soft drink selections to take your fancy. Alongside serving authenticate Belgian dishes including croque monsieur, waffles and pastries.

Activity time – 1-2 hours

4. Worcester City Art Gallery

Expect a friendly warm welcome and a fabulous array of special exhibitions. There is so much to discover including dinosaur footprints, Worcestershire Sauce archive and objects from the Roman times!

Throughout the summer, The Magic of Middle Earth exhibition is being hosted at the Gallery. Check out our Tolkien blog – https://www.visitworcestershire.org/middle-earth-via-worcestershire/

There is also a fabulous independent onsite café offering locally sourced produce. It’s delicious so not one to miss!

Activity time – 2-3 hours

Admission is FREE!

5. Wayland’s Yard

Looking for somewhere to grab a bite to eat. Wayland’s Yard is conveniently located near Worcester Foregate Station and offers speciality coffee and mouth-watering brunch dishes in a unique, relaxed environment.

Serving proper food and great coffee!

Activity time – 1 hour

Worcestershire is easily reachable by any form of transport with regular trains taking only 20 minutes to North Worcestershire. For further information please head to the travel section of our website.

Visiting for the Commonwealth Games? Read our Bewdley blog!