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5 College Street
United Kingdom
Opening Hours:
Monday: 8.30am to 6.00pm
Tuesday: 8.30am to 6.00pm
Wednesday: 8.30am to 6.00pm
Thursday: 8.30am to 6.00pm
Friday: 8.30am to 6.00pm
Saturday: 9.00am to 2.00pm

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Living in Worcester

The Three Counties of Worcestershire, Herefordshire and Gloucestershire are some of the country’s most beautiful counties, perhaps best known for their idyllic black & white villages situated amidst stunning scenic landscape and noted Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The region also offers a wealth of opportunities and lifestyle choices; its central location provides excellent accessibility and communication links throughout the rest of the country, it has a number of top achieving Independent schools, acclaimed professional county sports, an array of leisure, recreational and country pursuits, a keen arts & cultural scene including numerous celebrated festivals, and a fantastic supply of local food producers.


The region is traditionally noted for its abundant farming. The Vale of Evesham to the east has its reputed Plum and Asparagus Festivals, and across towards the west through Herefordshire where there are abundant hop fields and vines, there are business leading fermenters of wines, ciders, perries and beers. It is of course also famed for the local Morgan Sports car factory, and eminently for holding the Royal Warrants for its natural Malvern Spring Waters, Lea & Perrins Worcestershire Sauce, and Royal Worcester Porcelain; to name drop a few. Agriculture remains a significant industry with Herefordshire cattle and Ryeland sheep being notable exports.

Well known food fairs are held annually in Ludlow and nearby Abergavenny, and most towns in the area have excellent regular farmers markets.

Property available in Worcester and Hereford

The most sought after properties in Worcester are Victorian, Regency or Georgian, with well-proportioned rooms and generous gardens. There are an array of different styles of property in Hereford. Styles range from red sandstone and white stucco to red brick and black and white timber framed houses. Whether you are looking for a small cottage, striking manor house, large farmhouse or magnificent country estate, Knight Frank can find the property that's right for you in Worcester or Hereford.

When comparing property in the Three Counties to elsewhere in the country, it's worth considering:

  • You will pay more than double the money for a comparable farmhouse in Oxfordshire
  • A character cottage in Worcestershire or Herefordshire is about two thirds of the price of one in Oxfordshire
  • A Cotswold manor house is now around three times the price of a Worcestershire or Herefordshire based manor house.


The cities of Worcester and Hereford boast great historical significance. Worcester is where the English Civil War ended, with the Battle of Worcester in 1651.There is a wealth of historical architecture throughout the county; perhaps most notably recorded by the magnificent Norman/Gothic Cathedral which is the striking backdrop of the legendary County Cricket Ground. It was here in the Cathedral that Sir Edward Elgar’s (born just outside of Worcester) revised version of the Enigma Variations was first performed during the 1899 Three Choirs Festival. This world renowned festival is still enjoyed each August between the “Three Counties” cathedrals of Hereford, Gloucester and Worcester.

Places of interest

  • Worcester and Hereford Cathedrals
  • Museum of Royal Worcester and Hereford museum
  • The Greyfriars (National Trust)
  • The County Museum at Hartlebury Castle
  • The Commandery
  • Harvington Hall
  • Severn Valley Railway
  • Tudor House Museum
  • Worcester History Centre
  • Elgar's Birthplace Museum
  • Croome Park
  • Witley Court
  • Belmont Abbey
  • The Old House
  • The Waterworks Museum
  • The Cider Museum
  • Hampton Court Castle and Gardens
  • The Weir Garden
  • Holloways
  • Abbey Dore Court Garden
  • Queenswood Country Park and Arboretum
  • Three Counties Showground
  • Morgan Cars

Local authorities

Worcester County Council
County Hall
Spetchley Road
01905 763763

Herefordshire Council
35 Hafod Road
01432 26000

Malvern Hills District Council
The Council House
Avenue Road
01684 892700

Wychavon District Council
Civic Centre
01386 565000

Wyre Forest District Council
01562 820505

Getting to Worcester


  • Cheltenham 24.7 miles
  • Birmingham 34.8 miles
  • Warwick Parkway Railway Station 41.2 miles
  • Ludlow 34.5 miles
  • Bristol 62 miles
  • Cardiff 89 miles
  • London – Parliament Square 136 miles


  • Cheltenham 30 mins
  • Birmingham New Street 46 mins
  • Bristol 1hr 35 mins
  • London Paddington 2hrs 17 mins
  • Warwick Parkway to London Marylebone 1 hr 10 mins


    • Gloucestershire Airport 34 mins (23.8 miles) – Private Airport
    • Birmingham International Airport 46 mins (38.5 miles)
    • Coventry Airport 57mins (49.7 miles) – Private Airport
    • East Midlands Airport 1hr 19 mins (72.1 miles)
    • Bristol Airport 1hr 28 mins (76 miles)
    • London Heathrow Airport 2 hrs 7 mins (123 miles)

Getting to Hereford


  • Leominster 13 miles
  • Ludlow 23 miles
  • Ledbury 15.5 miles
  • Cheltenham 44 miles
  • Birmingham 57 miles
  • Monmouth 20 miles
  • Newport 45 miles
  • Chepstow 36 miles
  • London 147 miles


  • Frequent trains from Hereford to Newport taking 50 mins and Crewe or Bristol taking 1 hr 30 mins
  • Frequent trains from London Paddington taking 3 hours
  • Bristol 1hr 35 mins


    • Bristol International Airport (47 miles – 1hr 30 mins)
    • Cardiff International Airport (53 miles – 1hr 33 mins)
    • Birmingham International Airport (65 miles – 1 hr 20 mins)

*All times and distances are approximate


Worcester, Hereford and the surrounding areas excel with an exceptional choice of schools in the locality.

Primary schools

  • Hereford Cathedral Junior School
    28 Castle Street
    HR1 2NW
    01432 363511
  • Abberley Hall School
    WR6 6DD
    01299 896275
  • Bredon School
    Pull Court
    GL20 6AH
    01684 293156
  • Bromsgrove School
    B61 7DU
    01527 579679
  • The Elms School
    WR13 6EF
    01684 540 344
  • The Downs, Malvern College Prep School
    WR13 6EY
    01684 544100
  • Moor Park
    SY8 4DZ
    01584 872 342
  • Kings Hawford
    WR3 7SD
    01905 451292
  • Kings St Albans
    WR1 2NJ
    01905 354906
  • RGS The Grange
    WR3 7RR
    01905 451205
  • RGS Springfield
    Worcester Britannia Square
    WR1 3DL
    01905 24999
  • Winterfold House School
    DY10 4PW
    01562 777234

Secondary schools

  • Bromsgrove School
    B61 7DU
    01527 579679
  • The Cheltenham Ladies’ College
    GL50 3EP
    01242 520 691
  • Kings Worcester
    5 College Green
    WR1 2LL
    01905 721700
  • Malvern College
    WR14 3DF
    01684 581 500
  • Malvern St James
    15 Avenue Road
    WR14 3BA
    01684 584 624
  • Hereford Cathedral Senior School
    Old Deanery
    Cathedral Close
    HR1 2NG
    01432 363522
  • Monmouth School
    Alms House Street
    NP25 3XP
    01600 713143

Recreation and Leisure

  • Cricket - Worcestershire County Cricket Club
  • Horse Racing – Cheltenham, Worcester, Hereford, Ludlow, Stratford
  • Motor Racing – Shelsley & Prescott Hill Climbs, Donnington Circuit, Silverstone
  • Premiership Rugby – Worcester Warriors
  • Countryside walking trails – Worcestershire Way, Severn Way, Wychavon Way, Cotswold Way, Monarch Way
  • Fishing – Fisheries/ Fishing on the Severn, Teme, Avon and Wye
  • Golf – The Belfry, Worcestershire, Sapey, Evesham Vale, Blackwell, Boughton
  • Equestrian Centres – Hartpury College, Gracelands, Bromyard
  • Shooting – Teme Valley, Malvern & Bredon Hills, Croome
  • Boating, cycling and walking along the vast network of canals – Worcester Birmingham Canal, Worcestershire Staffordshire Canal, Droitwich Canal, Stourbridge Canal

Places to eat and drink

Mr Underhills at Ludlow, Venture Inn at Ombersley, The Stag Inn at Titley, The Lygon Arms at Broadway, Brockencote Hall at Chaddesley Corbett, Browns Restaurant, Worcester Quayside, Thai Gallery, Gilbies and Saxtys in Hereford.

Vineyards - Three Choirs Vineyard, Coddington Vineyard, Astley Vineyard.

Hospitals and medical centres

  • Worcestershire Royal NHS Hospital
    Charles Hastings Way
    01905 760600
  • Spire South Bank Private Hospital
    139 Bath Road
    01905 350003
  • Hereford Hospitals NHS Trust
    Stonebow Road
    HR1 2BN
    01432 355444
  • Nuffield Hospital, Hereford
    Venn’s Lane
    HR1 1DF
    01432 355131