Lifestyle and schools

Here in Worcestershire you will enjoy not only a great working environment, but also a fantastic quality of life. Please see below for some of our cultural highlights.

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Worcestershire’s historic past

Worcestershire’s historic past

If you are interested in history, there are many sites of interest for you to explore. For example, the last battle of the English Civil War was fought in Worcester in 1651. If you visit the city today, you can still see several buildings and monuments associated with the battle and can climb to the top of Worcester Cathedral for a fantastic view of the historic battlefield.

Other substantial battles of the Civil War were fought in Worcestershire, including at Powick Bridge (approximately two miles from Worcester city centre). Indeed, at Powick church you can still see shot-impact scars on the tower. A visit to the nearby battlefields will create within you a long-lasting impression of what was faced by the fighters on both sides.

Worcester Cathedral

Worcester Cathedral

Worcester Cathedral has been described as possibly the most interesting of all England’s cathedrals, especially architecturally. Founded in 680 and later rebuilt with an attached monastery, it was one of the most important monastic cathedrals in the country. The cathedral was dissolved in 1540 by Henry VIII and badly damaged in the civil wars. It benefited from a major rebuilding programme after the restoration of King Charles ll and additional work in more recent years.

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Sport and leisure time in Worcestershire

Sport and leisure time in Worcestershire

If you are a sports enthusiastic, you won’t be disappointed with what Worcestershire has to offer.

In the city of Worcester you will find arguably one of the most beautiful cricket grounds in the world. New Road is home to Worcestershire County Cricket Club – the centre of many nail biting cricket matches and the school of many members of England’s national team.

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Shopping

Shopping

For those whose main sport is walking to the nearest coffee shop or browsing the shopping malls, Worcestershire offers you a heady combination of picturesque market towns and vibrant city shopping. And when you tire of all that Worcestershire also offers fantastic rail and road networks that enable easy access to centres in Herefordshire, Gloucestershire and Birmingham.

Education in Worcestershire

Education in Worcestershire

With hundreds of schools to choose from, including State funded and top independents, you can be rest assured your children will receive an exceptional education. Alongside our excellent further education, higher education and specialist colleges, and fast growing University, all needs are catered for.

For further details on State schools available in Worcestershire, visit: www.worcestershire.gov.uk/schools

For independent schools, visit: www.isc.co.uk/schools/england/worcestershire/

Further information on the University of Worcester, visit: www.worcester.ac.uk

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