Whilst visiting a friend in Worcester we came across the open door of St Swithun’s Church. Not always open to the public we decided to have an explore of what is a Grade I listed Anglican Church, one of the earliest Georgian churches in England.
Despite visiting Worcester a number of times over the years I had never really paid much attention to this imposing spire until this most recent visit.
Although I was aware of the City Art Gallery and Museum’s location, I hadn’t intended to visit this time around – I already had places I was more eager to explore. However, when I found myself nearby with an hour before it closed I decided to pop in, even if it meant only being able to see a small portion of the museum. What I hadn’t realised was just how small the place is, and I actually managed to see everything I could and have time to spare.
I originally hadn’t intended to visit Greyfriars House and Garden on my most recent trip to Worcester, but the Museum of Royal Worcester, whilst excellent, didn’t take as long to go around as I’d anticipated, so I found myself with a couple of hours to spare. Greyfriars House is a National Trust property that is really nestled away in the heart of Worcester’s Friar Street, a street which still retains much of its medieval appearance. (Tudor House, which I visited previously, is on the same street).
On my recent trip to Worcester I decided to visit Worcester Cathedral. I had the faint idea that I’d been there before on another trip but that would have been at least a decade ago and I certainly don’t think I took any photos.
I visit Worcester a fair amount but mainly to visit friends for birthdays, births and on this occasion a christening, so it’s rare that I have the opportunity to play tourist in the city.
This time however I actually had must of a Saturday to visit some of Worcester’s tourist attractions – Tudor House, Worcester Cathedral and the Commandery. (The last two will feature in later posts).
I had been on the Tudor House’s website and noted that it was conveniently next to my hotel – Ye Olde Talbot Inn.