Wednesday, 18 April 2012

Severn Valley Day 1....

A couple of weeks ago we went on yet another jaunt, this time to visit the Severn Valley and the delights it has to offer.  Our hotel destination was The Village in Dudley in the West Midlands near Birmingham but we stopped in Worcester for some lunch with time to mooch about and take a few photographs.

This is Worcester Town Hall.

 Worcester is a lovely town with lots of old and new buildings.

Here's the quaint little pub where we had lunch.

A half timbered building across an alleyway.

Worcester Cathedral.

Worcester Cathedral is a magnificent sight as it rises majestically above the River Severn. Worcester has been the seat of a bishopric since the Seventh Century, and the Cathedral was served by monks until the Reformation. St Oswald and St Wulfstan were among the bishops. Since the Eighteenth Century, the Cathedral has been famous for its part in the annual Three Choirs Festival, the oldest choral festival in existence.  We really wanted to tour inside the cathedral but unfortunately there was a service on so it wasn't possible. If you follow the link above you can find out more about the Cathedral.

We didn't have very long in Worcester before we had to rejoin the coach to carry on our journey to the hotel.

I hope you'll join me next time for The Severn Valley Railway and some glass blowing.


Beach Bum said...

Nicely done, I hope one day I can fly over to your side of the pond and see the sights with my own eyes.

MorningAJ said...

K works in Dudley. It's not exactly the back end of Britain, but it's not my first idea of a holiday destination either. Worcester's lovely though. And did you go to Red House Cone for the glass blowing? Looking forward to seeing that bit!

Jenny Woolf said...

What a pity you didn't get to tour the cathedral, they are always so interesting. I have only passed through Dudley, maybe it has hidden charms :) Thanks for the glimpses of beautiful black and white Worcester buildings.

Akelamalu said...

I hope you get to see it for yourself some day Beach

We didn't see much of Dudley apart from the hotel AJ. Worcester is quite nice and yes, we did go to Red House Cone for the glass blowing - fascinating!

I love Cathedrals and churches, they are so interesting Jenny, we were very disappointed we didn't get to go inside Worcester Cathedral.

Valerie said...

Nice pics, Pearl. You're getting nearer to me. I haven't visited Dudley in years and then only went to the zoo. It must have changed somewhat since then. Worcester ... well I know that like the back of my hand. Love it's quaint areas. Now I'm looking forward to see how you like the Severn Valley Railway. Hubs goes there a lot since he's a bit of a train buff.

Empress Bee (of the high sea) said...

good for you, keep making those memories!

smiles, bee

Finding Pam said...

So much history to take in. I enjoyed your pictures and your knowledge of the places.

Daryl said...

you two are always on the go .. I am so envious, its all I can do to get Toonman to take walks on weekend

Ron said...

As always, lovely photos!

I clicked on each one to view big, and I really loved the stunning architectural detail on the Worcester Town Hall - WOW!

Such a quaint little town, indeed!

So much of the architecture in Europe reminds me of two areas in in Philadelphia called, Society Hill and Old City. You would swear you were walking through an old European town.

Just lovely! Thanks for sharing, m'dear. Enjoyed!


Maude Lynn said...

Lovely place!

Travis Cody said...

I do love to tour the country with ya!

Akelamalu said...

We only saw the hotel in Dudley Valerie. Really enjoyed Worcester and the Severn Valley Railway too.

We're trying Bee xx

Glad you enjoyed it Pam :)

We love travelling whether it be abroad or seeing our own country Daryl :)

We were impressed with the architecture in Worcester too Ron. I'd love to see Philadelphia.

It is for sure Mama Zen :)

I'm so glad you enjoy our trips Trav x

Secret Agent Woman said...

Looks like fun. When we were in England (I was 18), I have a funny memory of my little sister saying, "Do we have to go see another cathedral?"

katie eggeman said...

A lovely tour, I look forward to more.

Claire Toplis said...

What a lovely blog x

CrystalChick said...

Love seeing and hearing about all of your jaunts!!
Nice pics. Glad you enjoyed yourselves.