When you think of Worcestershire, the first thing that probably springs to mind is the sauce – correct? Sadly, for most people that is indeed the case – but look beyond that and you will find there is so much more to this spectacular county, and you may be surprised at how much Worcestershire has brought to the country and indeed to the world!
Nestled in the west of England, bordering the Cotswolds, the Malvern Hills, Wales and the Industrial Revolution towns of the Midlands, there is much more to Worcestershire than just sauce – home to shops, cider and this Worcester double glazing company https://www.firmfix.co.uk/ the county is your oyster, here are just a few things that you may not realise Worcester is famous for….
Edward Elgar – Born in Broadheath, Elgars’ father was the owner of a music shop where he made a living tuning pianos. From this humble start in life Elgar went on to teach himself to pay the instruments in his fathers shop and went to compose music that was described as ‘quintessentially English’.
The Civil War – Most historians know that the Civil war was started and finished in the fields of Worcestershire. The war that changed English history, began in the quiet village of Powick and saw King Charles II defeated – he escaped death by fleeing to France, but did manage a quick drink beforehand in one of the Worcester pubs – named after him – King Charles House.
Stunning Scenery – Worcester is truly spoilt with its glorious scenery – the River Avon and the River Severn run through Worcester, it is home to not one but two areas of outstanding natural beauty – The Malvern Hills on the Herefordshire Border and the Cotswolds on the border of Gloucestershire, so walkers coming to Worcester are truly in for a treat.