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Self-catering and B&B rooms available at the University of Worcester

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  • Home of the Lea & Perrins factory and for much of his life, Sir Edward Elgar, Worcester is a fascinating place to visit for all ages
  • The University of Worcester provides comfortable and affordable accommodation, close to the city-centre - the perfect alternative to a cheap Worcester hotel
  • With both B&B and self catering facilities available, there is something to suit everyone

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  • In general, rooms are only available when the students move out for the summer holidays
  • Typically the accommodation becomes available 2-3 months in advance
  • For more inspiration and travel ideas please visit our sister site Worcestershire Bed Breakfasts
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Worcester UniversityRooms reviews

4.7 / 5.0

Based on 6 reviews
Service 4.8
Rooms 4.7
Food 2.7
Value 5.0
Overall Experience 4.7

Great stay, breakfast very good. Everything great. Free parking would make it even better.
Mr Jonathan K

Within a few minutes walk of the city centre so excellent location. Room was better than I expected and is modern. Towels were provided as was internet connection. Room was clean and bathroom even had a heated towel rail. Room was right by the train line but just bring earplugs. Kitchen had iron, kettle etc. Would definitely stay again and recommend to anyone. Much cheaper than local hotels and branded budget hotels in the area!
Miss Calista C

As always, an excellent stay!
Mr James L

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Worcester Visitor information

Worcester/

Worcester is situated some 17 miles (27 km) southwest of the southern suburbs of Birmingham and 23 miles (37 km) north of Gloucester, and has an approximate population of 100,000 people. The River Severn runs through the middle of the city, overlooked by the 12th-century Worcester Cathedral. Worcester was the home of Royal Worcester Porcelain and, for much of his life, the composer Sir Edward Elgar. It houses the Lea & Perrins factory where the traditional Worcestershire Sauce is made, and is home to one of the UK's fastest growing universities, the University of Worcester.

Green Spaces

There are three main parks in Worcester, Cripplegate Park, Gheluvelt Park and Fort Royal Park, the latter being on one of the battles sites of the English Civil War. In addition, there is a large open area known as Pitchcroft to the North of the city centre on the east bank of the River Severn, which, apart from those days when it is being used for horse racing, is a public space.

There are also two large woodlands in the city, Perry Wood, at twelve hectares, and Nunnery Wood, covering twenty-one hectares. Perry Wood is often said to be the place where Oliver Cromwell met and made a pact with the devil. Nunnery Wood is an integral part of the adjacent and popular Worcester Woods Country Park, itself next door to County Hall on the east side of the city.

Festivals

Every three years Worcester becomes home to the Three Choirs Festival, which dates from the 18th century and is credited with being the oldest music festival in the British Isles. The location of the festival rotates each year between the Cathedral Cities of the Three Counties, Gloucester, Hereford and Worcester.

The Worcester Festival was established in 2003. Held in August, the festival consists of a variety of music, theatre, cinema and workshops, as well as the already established Beer Festival, which runs as an event within the Worcester Festival. The festival ends with a spectacular firework display on the banks of the River Severn on the Monday of the August bank holiday.

Transport

The M5 Motorway runs north-south immediately to the east of the City, and is accessed by Junction 6 (Worcester North) and Junction 7 (Worcester South). This makes the city easily accessible by car to most parts of the country, including London which is only 120 miles (190 km) away (via the M5, M42 and M40).

There are two park and ride sites serving Worcester, one located off the A38 in the Perdiswell area of the city and the other located at Worcester Rugby Football Club's Sixways Stadium next to junction 6 of the M5 motorway.

Worcester has two railway stations, Worcester Foregate Street and Worcester Shrub Hill.

Worcester's nearest major airport is Birmingham International which is accessible by road and rail.

History 

Worcester History

Worcester/

Occupation of the site of Worcester can be dated back to Neolithic times, a village surrounded by defensive ramparts having been founded on the eastern bank of the River Severn in around 400 BC.

Worcester was the site of the Battle of Worcester (3 September 1651), when Charles II attempted to forcefully regain the crown, in the fields a little to the west and south of the city, near the village of Powick. However, Charles II was defeated and returned to his headquarters in what is now known as King Charles house in the Cornmarket, before fleeing in disguise to Boscobel House in Shropshire from where he eventually escaped to France. Worcester was one of the cities loyal to the King in that war, for which it was given the epithet "Fidelis Civitas" ("The Faithful City"). This motto has been incorporated into the city's coat of arms.

The Royal Worcester Porcelain Company factory was founded by Dr John Wall in 1751, although it no longer produces goods. A handful of decorators are still employed at the factory and the Museum is still open.

During the late 18th and early 19th centuries, Worcester was a major centre for glove making, employing nearly half the glovers in England at its peak (over 30,000 people). In 1815 the Worcester and Birmingham Canal opened, allowing Worcester goods to be transported to a larger city.

During World War II, the city was chosen to be the seat of an evacuated government in case of mass German invasion. The War Cabinet, along with Winston Churchill and some 16.000 state workers, would have moved to Hindlip Hall (now part of the complex forming the Headquarters of West Mercia Police), 3 miles (4.8 km) north of Worcester, and Parliament would have temporarily seated in Stratford-upon-Avon. The former RAF station RAF Worcester was located east of Northwick.

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