Local Information – Bridgewater

About Worcester

On the banks of the beautiful River Severn sits the Cathedral City of Worcester. Home to a wealth of historic architecture, top class sports teams and a lively city centre, Worcester has something to suit everyone. Take a walk around the medieval streets of the city centre and you’ll find a fantastic selection of café’s, pubs and award winning restaurants giving you plenty to get your teeth into. Or if you’re looking for something a little livelier, you’ll be spoilt for choice with the wide range of amenities, entertainment and activities. Worcester is also well known for its thriving nightlife, which is less than two miles away.

Local history

Having played its part in the English Civil War, Worcester is one of England’s most important and historic cities hosting many Tudor buildings, blue plaques and a number of beautiful green spaces, including its three main parks, Cripplegate Park, Gheluvelt Park and Fort Royal Park. However, its crowning glory has to be the imposing 10th Century Worcester Cathedral with its Royal tombs and medieval cloisters.

Shopping and retail

With a collection of independent boutiques mixed with an impressive array of high street brands, Worcester has it all when it comes to shopping. It’s also home to Crown Gate Shopping Centre that offers the perfect mix of luxury and convenience. Elgar Retail Park is a little closer to home and has a great mix of stores and eateries. 


Worcester proudly boasts top class sports venues for both cricket and rugby.  You can also enjoy a day out at Worcester Racecourse that has been staging horse racing since 1718. The city is also home to two large Imax cinemas and the Hanover Theatre that stages popular productions all year round. 


There are a number of reputable Primary, Secondary, Independent schools and further education colleges within the area. For further information please visit the Worcestershire City Council website on www.worcestershire.gov.uk.

The University of Worcester is within close proximity to Bridgewater House and details can be found on their website on www.worcester.ac.uk.