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History by the river at the University of Worcester

Originally founded as a teacher training college, this university benefits from a central location in the beautiful cathedral city of Worcester.

The compact city centre is within walking distance, and bustles with riverside cafes and bars, chic shops, theatres and museums, including the Commandery, which dates back to the 13th century and played an important role in the English Civil War.

Admire the splendour of Worcester Cathedral

No visit to Worcester is complete without a tour of this magnificent cathedral. It's widely regarded as one of the best cathedrals in the country. Highlights include the royal tombs of King John and Prince Arthur, medieval cloisters, an ancient crypt and Victorian stained-glass windows.

You can use the interactive touch screens to find out more about different areas of the cathedral. If you have the stamina, on certain days you can venture up the 235 steps to the top of the tower, to be rewarded with panoramic views of the city.

Explore the Severn Valley by steam train

Worcester is surrounded by the rolling Malvern Hills and scenic Cotswolds, and offers stunning views of the Severn Valley. The Severn Valley Railway runs through the region, offering you a chance to take a nostalgic journey back in time to the romance of the steam age.

Looking for a cheap hotel Near the University of Worcester? Travelodge Worcester Hotel is a short walk away, close to the cathedral and Cathedral Plaza shopping centre. Travelodge Droitwich Hotel is around a 20-minute drive away.