Worcestershire is one of the many landlocked counties in the West Midlands. Home to beautiful countryside and stunning architecture, you’ll find plenty of riverside walks here due to the abundance of canals (a throwback to the Industrial Revolution). This friendly county borders many others.
The main city of Worcester is known for its beautiful cathedral, which is one of the best examples of ‘perpendicular Gothic’ architecture in England. The River Severn flows through this county (this is England’s longest river, which starts in Wales). Also here are the stunning Malvern Hills, which were created over 12 million years ago from volcanic rock. Not for beginner hikers, they are often used as practice as a kind of ‘mini Himalayas’ for climbers attempting Mount Everest! But if you do manage the reach the top, from Worcestershire Beacon you can see 13 counties, the Shropshire Hills and Welsh mountains. What a view!
This county is also known for the spicy condiment Worcestershire sauce, often served with tomato juice in pubs. However, modern commercial versions often contain anchovies (fish). So look for plant-based versions (Biona is one organic brand).