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About Worcester, England
Worcester is a city and county town of Worcestershire in England's West Midlands region. It is located on the River Severn, 27km south-west of Birmingham and 37km north of Gloucester. Oliver Cromwell's New Model Army defeated King Charles II's Cavaliers in Worcester in the last battle of the Civil War. The city has a current population of about 100,000.
Worcester can trace its roots back to Neolithic times, and the settlement had evolved to a population of about 10,000 by the late Middle Ages, with the establishment of the cloth industry. Although large swathes of the medieval city centre were demolished and redeveloped in the 1950s and 1960s, a substantial number of medieval buildings remain. Worcester is famous as the home of Royal Worcester Porcelain and composer Sir Edward Elgar. The University of Worcester is one of England's fastest-growing universities.
Rent a car in Worcester to make the most of this base in the Midlands. In Worcestor itself, you can't miss Worcester Cathedral, a building started in 1084 with a 10th-century crypt. The three main parks in Worcester are Cripplegate Park, Gheluvelt Park and Fort Royal Park, and there is also a large open area called Pitchcroft to the North of the city centre on the east bank of the River Severn.