Discover the Historical City of Worcester

Worcester is located in Worcestershire in England which is in the western side of the Midlands in the west of the country. Worcester is close to other large cities such as Birmingham, Wolverhampton, Coventry and Bristol.

The population of Worcester is around 102,000, and the River Severn flows through the city.

Worcester was founded around 50 AD by the Romans, and quickly became a busy town. After a busy period of trade and growth, it is thought that the Romans left Worcester, and it was temporarily abandoned until the Saxons settled here next to the River Severn.

In 680 AD Worcester was given a bishop and a Cathedral, which is now the most iconic landmark of the city. According to the Domesday Book published in 1086, Worcester had a population of around 2,000 which is very big for this period of time.

During the middle ages, there were fairs and markets and lots of trade in Worcester, creating lots of jobs and the progression of many crafts. There were also hospitals built which was very progressive at this time.

By the 19th century, the population had grown to 13,000 and towards the end of the century had increased to 46,000 after rapid growth.

In the 20th century major industries were developed in Worcester, and the city became a regional shopping centre. Now in the 21st century Worcester has a population of over 102,000 and is home to the University of Worcester.

Worcester is a thriving city, with lots of events and activities running throughout the year. These events are run by the city councils, and also communities and locals.

There is lots to do and plenty of places to visit in the city, such as the Cathedral, the museums or the busy shopping areas.