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A day out in Worcester and a visit to Malvern flower show

We travelled on the train to Worcester Foregate street station, a scenic Worcsmal060516route. Descending to street level, the attractive old buildings sat well amongst the twenty-first century hubbub.

 

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As we walked along the pavement we glimpsed Worcsmal2060516interesting vistas.

 

 

Worcsmal3060516As we strolled along it was enjoyable to admire the buildings.Worcsmal4060516

 

 

 

 

 

Worcsmal5060516The gentleman chandler from the candle shop next Worcsmal6060516to 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.

Worcsmal7060516We walked to the Cathedral, down through the Worcsmal8060516gardens to the river bank.

 

 

Worcsmal11060516Opposite is the county cricket ground, children from the local school were playingWorcsmal13060516 cricket and rounders and we could hear their excited voices.

 

Worcsmal12060516The weather was perfectWorcsmal15060516

 

 

 

Worcsmal10060516We did walk around the Cathedral it is very Worcsmal9060516impressive, 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.

Worcsmal16060516After a night in a lovely rural inn and fortified by a Worcsmal17060516full English breakfast the next morning, we set off for the RHS Malvern flower show.

 

Worcsmal18060516Not as glamorous or as intense as Chelsea, still Worcsmal19060516there were all the ingredients for a passionate gardener’s inspiration, information and indulgence.¬†With the backdrop of the spectacular Malvern hills.