Things to do in Worcestershire

Culture and heritage

With its Civil War past, Worcester City is rich with museums celebrating its history as the 'Faithful City' such as the Commandery. For a historic day out in the city visit the Worcester Cathedral or Museum of Royal Worcester. Travel back to the lavish society of the 1890s and explore the dramatic ruins of Witley Court.

Food and drink

Worcestershire has a rich and vibrant food scene, from Michelin-stared dining at Pensons Restaurant to street food and everything in between. Throughout the county you can find traditional pubs such as the King Charles II serving real ales and home-cooked food; restaurants which provide a quality contemporary dining experience, or quaint and cosy cafes where you can enjoy a slice of cake or afternoon tea. You can experience some of Worcestershire’s local produce by visiting one of the many food markets. So, if you are exploring Worcestershire, make sure you leave with a 'taste' of everything we have to offer.

Fun days out

For a fun day out with stunning views, head to the Severn Valley Railway, hang from the treetops at Go Ape in the Wyre Forest or visit the 'ROARSome' West Midland Safari Park to meet their brand-new Red Pandas…or perhaps head to one of the many country parks and gardens. Perhaps you prefer a spot of shopping? You’ll find unique one-offs in Worcester city centre, or numerous market towns with a selection of independents. 

Sport and arts

Enjoy a trip to the Malvern Theatre; show your support with Worcester Warriors Rugby; take in a race day at Worcester Races; visit one of the oldest motorsport events in the world at Shelsley Walsh Speed Hill Climb, or even a cricket match at New Road, one of the most picturesque grounds in the country, sitting below the fabulous Worcester Cathedral.

The great outdoors

Walk or cycle along the breath-taking Malvern Hills or in one of Worcestershire's arboretums. Get out and enjoy the various waterways, canals and countryside routes. The county is full of beautiful walks for those looking for some fresh air.

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Which trains run directly from London to Worcester Foregate Street?


Direct trains to Worcester Foregate Street run from a number of stations such as London Paddington and Hereford.

What facilities do Worcester Foregate Street and Worcestershire Parkway stations have?


Worcester Foregate Street station has step free access via accessible lifts to both platforms. Waiting rooms with step free access are located on platforms 1 and 2. Toilets with baby changing facilities can be found on platform 1.

Worcestershire Parkway station also has step free access and toilets with baby changing facilities.

What is the best time to travel to Worcester Foregate Street?


Travel off-peak to take advantage of cheaper ticket prices and enjoy less crowded trains.

Train tickets to Worcestershire

Make savings on your Worcestershire train tickets by buying them in advance or using a Railcard. Check out our range of ticket buying options below to see how you can save on your journey.