We travelled on the train to Worcester Foregate street station, a scenic route. Descending to street level, the attractive old buildings sat well amongst the twenty-first century hubbub.
As we walked along the pavement we glimpsed interesting vistas.
As we strolled along it was enjoyable to admire the buildings.
The gentleman chandler from the candle shop next to this impressive black and white timber building came out to chat. The pub looked attractive, but our destination was the River Severn and the Cathedral.
We walked to the Cathedral, down through the gardens to the river bank.
Opposite is the county cricket ground, children from the local school were playing cricket and rounders and we could hear their excited voices.
The weather was perfect
We did walk around the Cathedral it is very impressive, the cloisters a reminder of medieval monastic life. The tombs of King John and Prince Arthur (King Henry VIII’s elder brother) showing Worcester’s importance.
After a night in a lovely rural inn and fortified by a full English breakfast the next morning, we set off for the RHS Malvern flower show.
Not as glamorous or as intense as Chelsea, still there were all the ingredients for a passionate gardener’s inspiration, information and indulgence. With the backdrop of the spectacular Malvern hills.