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There’s a lot of history to explore in Worcester, but when you hire a car here you can also enjoy a day at the races in Cheltenham, head off into the Cotswolds from Gloucester, ride on the canals at Birmingham and stride off into the sunset in the Malvern Hills.
Car hire in Worcester places much within easy reach. The M5 is just east of the city and London is only 130 miles away on this direct route. Several A roads pass through the city, including the A449 to Malvern and Kidderminster, the A44 to Evesham and Aberystwyth, the A38 to Gloucester and Birmingham, and the A4103 to Hereford.
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Whether you are arriving into the city on train at Worcester Foregate Street railway station, or are already in the city and looking for car hire nearby, you can always find a fantastic range of locations to pick up your hire car from.
If you are planning a long trip our nationwide network allows you to start your car hire in Worcester but end it in another town or city in the UK.
All you need to do is plug in your dates into our car hire search engine and we’ll find you the best deals. You’ll be presented with a range of makes and models to choose from, so you can travel in style in an executive car, keep the costs down with a budget mini-class car or make sure everyone is comfortable in a spacious SUV.
Head for the River Severn to admire the most famous landmark in Worcester: its imposing Anglican Cathedral. The crypt here dates to the 11th century and the cathedral boasts the only circular chapter house in the country. Step inside and you’ll be able to see the tomb of King John, who lies buried here.
The Commandery museum traces the building’s history from the Middle Ages through England’s Civil War to the 1950s. The timber-framed Tudor House Museum focus is on life in Tudor and 17th century Worcester, with displays on traditional brewing and weaving.
The statue of Sir Edward Elgar at the end of Worcester High Street is located a short distance from his birthplace in the nearby village of Broadheath. Elgar is not the only famous cultural icon to have come from Worcester: one of the city’s most famous products, Lea & Perrins Worcestershire sauce, is still made and bottled at the Midland Road factory, as it has been since the 19th century.
There’s more history to be experienced at one of the three main parks in Worcester, Fort Royal Park, was the site of the monarchy’s defeat at the hands of Oliver Cromwell’s New Model Army in the English Civil War.
A 25-mile south of Worcester will bring you to Cheltenham. Explore the Regency splendour before taking the waters in this spa town. Relaxed and refreshed its time to head for a day at the races or, if gambling on the horses is not your thing, you can drive out a little to see the deer roaming freely in the grounds of Charlton Park’s stately home.
The M5 can whisk you to Gloucester in around 40 minutes, but when you arrive it’s time to notch things down a gear. At Gloucester Docks, whose restored Victorian warehouses, dry dock and the Mariners Chapel offer a fascinating introduction to Gloucester’s past that can be complemented by the National Waterways Museum exploration of the Canal Age.
From Gloucester you are on the threshold of the honey-coloured cottages and villages bisected by streams that are the Cotswolds. It would be rude not to pay a visit!
Heading up the M5 in the opposite direction will take you from times past to contemporary cool: the city of Birmingham has been gloriously regenerated in recent years and you can reach it in around an hour from Worcester. It’s also home to a network of canals, many of which centre on Sherborne Wharf and are lined with trendy cafes and bars
A 25-mile drive from Worcester, Hereford lies on the River Wye, and is well-known as a cider-lover’s paradise. The Hereford Cider Museum offers an interactive guide to making cider as well as many fine, local examples to taste.
If you prefer walking to drinking then the short drive to the Malvern Hills should do the trick. From here you can gain a panorama of the Severn valley with the hills of Herefordshire and the Welsh mountains, the Bristol Channel and the cathedrals of Worcester, Gloucester and Hereford all in view.
So, it’s easy to decide where you’ll head next!
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