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Worcester - Thinkers & Writers

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Highlights
  • Explore the City of Worcester
  • Accomodation in 4 star hotel with breakfast
  • Return Train Tickets From London To Worcester and back
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Price Per Person   $279.50
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Description

Day 1

Train from London Paddington station going to Worcester (Duration 2hrs 20mins)

Best known for its magnificient cathedral but is also famous for the world renowned Worcester Porcelain and the piquant Worcestershire Sauce.

Worcester Cathedral - Visit the oldest tomb of an English king & discover why his effigy was craved with eyes open. King John, infamous for being forced to sign Magna Carta, is buried here. It is also the birth place of the American National Anthem. John Stafford Smith who wrote 'The Anacreontic Song', which became the Star spangled Banner was an organist in the 18th century for the annual Three Choirs Festival which has been held here since 1715. Visitors can join evensong here every evening & sometimes twice on Sundays.

Birth place of Sir Edward Elgar - Dedicated to the composer of Land of hope & Glory, this humble cottage provides a glimpse of his origins * early life.

The Commandery - Encounter the past brought to life in a beautiful Grade I listed building with an 800 year history. Set in the heart of Historic Worcester, The Commandory is most famous for being the royalist headquaters during the deciding battle of the English Civil war - the Battle of Worcester 1651.

Beyond the City - Witlet Court & gardens once one of the great country houses of England, but after a devastating fire in 1973 it became one of the countrys most spectaculer ruins. - Overnight Stay.


Day 2
Day trip to Blackpool - Overnight stay


Day 3
Train from Worcester to London paddington

Additional Information
Includes
  • Return train tickets from London to Worcester & back
  • Hotel Accomodation for 2 nights - 4 star category
  • The Cardinals Hat Hotel or similar
Excludes
  • Meals
  • Gratuities
Optional extras
  • The Firs - Birth place of Sir Edward Elgar
  • The Commandery
  • Witlet Court & gardens
  • Day trip to Blackpool by luxury coach

Free entrance

  • Entrance to Worcester cathedral
Please Note
  • Once booked this tour is non amendable & non refundable
  • If children travelling please enquire for rates on rail@goldentours.com