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Worcestershire is less visited than some of the neighbouring counties in central England, but has a great deal to offer! The Cotswolds are to the south of the county, the Malvern Hills to the west, and Shakespeare Country (Warwickshire) to the east, and there is much to discover here...
The best known towns in Worcestershire are Worcester itself, the county town and famous (in the UK at least) for Worcestershire Sauce, and Malvern - known around the world for the spa water that comes from the town.
But there is more to Worcestershire than famous ingredients! The natural environment includes the Malvern hills, gentle rolling countryside, and the Rivers Severn and Avon, both of which provide numerous opportunities for outdoors enjoyment.
The southern half of the county (outside the conurbation that surrounds Birmingham) there are small traditional market towns and picture postcard villages, some dating from medieval times with pretty rows of half-timbered houses while others developed in the 18th century and have a wealth of Georgian architecture to discover - see individual town details in the travel guides below for highlights and local attractions.