Things To Do in Worcester

Diglis House Hotel is situated in an enviable location in the heart of the City of Worcester. Worcester has everything for the visitor, a perfect destination for exploration and adventure.

Diglis House Hotel and the City of Worcester is ideal for couples, families, or just exploring on your own between business trips.

Unwind and feel refreshed with a fantastic Worcestershire Staycation, situated in and around the heart of Worcester there is plenty to do for a perfect getaway.

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Diglis House enjoys an enviable location as a Worcester hotel in the heart of the city.

Worcester has everything for the visitor; a perfect destination for exploring and adventure. Ideal for couples, families, or just exploring on your own.

Steeped in Heritage and History

Worcester Cathedral is one of England’s loveliest cathedrals, with the tomb of King John, Medieval cloisters, an ancient crypt and Chapter House, magnificent Victorian stained glass and just a short walk along the riverside walkway from Diglis House Hotel.

Dating back to the 10th century, The Commandery was Cromwell’s Battle HQ during Worcester’s decisive role in the English Civil War, On the 22nd August 1651, Charles II marched into Worcester at the head of 18,000 men.

Tudor buildings and National Trust properties.

Shopping that is Uniquely Worcester, world class sporting venues with Worcestershire County Cricket Club and Worcester Racecourse all within walking distance and Worcester Warriors Football Rugby Club close by. We are well placed for Cheltenham Racecourse and events at the NEC, Birmingham.

Worcester is ideally situated as a base for visiting some of England’s best tourist spots, from the rolling Cotswolds to the Vale of Evesham, the Cider making in Hereford and the Welsh borders there is nothing but spectacular scenery. Only a short drive to Shakespeare’s birthplace and stunning Warwick Castle or the Malvern Hills. Shopping in Birmingham or Merry Hill. With road and rail links, Worcester is in easy reach for everyone, especially with the new rail link Worcester Parkway.

Diglis House is situated on the River Severn and is just a short walk from Worcester City centre and an ideal starting point for a walking or cycling break. We have safe storage for bikes and can provide packed lunches for walking groups.

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It is perfect – such a beautiful setting

The Cathedral

Described as possibly the most interesting of all England’s Cathedrals, Worcester was one of the most important Monastic Cathedrals in the country. It was a centre of great learning, which continued into the later middle ages, when Worcester’s Benedictine Monks studied a variety of subjects, such as theology, medicine, law, history, mathematics, physics, and astronomy. Some of these medieval university textbooks still survive in the Cathedral Library today.

Other Interesting Buildings

The Commandery, Tudor House and The Guildhall are situated in some of Worcester’s oldest streets. Friar Street and New Street is home to 16th Century Buildings famous for being the Royalist Headquarters during the deciding battle of the English Civil War and what was once the seat of justice throughout the City.

The Hive

Name a more magnificent Library? Did you know it’s also award winning! Its most recent award was in 2013 for ‘Design and Innovation’. The name The Hive was chosen to represent the purposeful activity, and sense of community which the development has helped create Students and Business alike. It is also a reflection of the building’s appearance, with its bold, distinctive golden honeycomb cladding, which marks The Hive out as a physical and cultural landmark for the city.

King Charles House

Why not dine in a pub fit for a King! King Charles House was famously named after being reportedly occupied by King Charles II after he escaped his enemies losing the final battle of the English Civil War.

Al Fresco Dining

Did you know Worcester has been ranked fifth best in England for Al Fresco Dining? From traditional British pub grub to exotic Mediterranean delights Worcester City is packed full of amazing independent Cafes and Restaurants. The Diglis House Hotel itself is famous for our superb Al Fresco dining area right on the banks of the River Severn. We boast magnificent views and great food and wine as close to the water’s edge as you can get and just a stones throw from The Cathedral and the historic streets of our great city.

Edward Elgar

Located next to Cathedral Square is a beautiful bronze statue of Sir Edward Elgar (2nd June 1857 – 23rd February 1934), England’s most famous Classical Composer. Elgar’s statue is positioned so that he is looking at the Cathedral, a place that he loved and where he would conduct during the Three Choirs Festival. The statue was created by Kenneth Potts and was unveiled by HRH Prince of Wales on 2 June 1981. Elgar known for The 20th Century’s best moustache as well as composing the including the Enigma Variations, the Pomp and Circumstance Marches, concertos for violin and cello, and two symphonies. He also composed choral works, including The Dream of Gerontius, chamber music and songs. He was appointed Master of the King’s Musick in 1924. The Elgar Birthplace Museum is just outside Worcester and is a great visitor attraction.

Live Music

The Marr’s Bar and Drummonds are fantastic, newly renovated Music Venues. Open seven nights a week these venues promote local and national talent across the Folk, Indie, Rock and Ska scene. Worcester is also well-known for its Music Festival, held right here on our doorstep. Providing entertainment for all the family there are also other music festivals such as Mello Festival and Sunshine Festival in our neighbouring towns and villages.

Festivals

In fact, we Worcester folk love a festival! As well as live music, Worcester Town Centre is also known for being home of many festivals such as Worcester LitFest and Fringe, Worcester Foodie Festival, Worcester Motor Festival and Worcester Festival or Business.

River Severn

Situated right next to the City Centre there’s nothing nicer than a romantic stroll down by the riverbank on a Summer’s day and as you stroll down the riverbank you can stop of, yes, right at The Diglis House Hotel.

Beautiful Walks

If walking is your thing, Worcester is situated at the heart of up to 20 circular walks including the Woodland and Meadows Trails at Worcester Woods Country Park. This beautiful working woodland has veteran trees, a pond, an abundance of wildlife and wonderful displays of bluebells in the spring.

Sports

You may be familiar with Worcester Warriors, Worcestershire County Cricket Club and Worcester City FC but Worcester also has a fantastic Basketball and Wheelchair Basketball team, Worcester Wolves who play in the state-of-art Worcester Arena. Worcestershire’s first indoor sports hall purpose designed to include Wheelchair athletes.

Our Surrounding Towns and Villages 

Situated in the heart of Worcestershire, Worcester has fantastic transport links to the Malvern Hills and Springs and also Evesham, a historic market town famous for its Asparagus and home to the world’s only Asparamancer who uses the vegetables to predict the future.

A Great Night’s Sleep

Where better to rest your head then The Diglis House Hotel! Contact us today to enquire about our ‘2 Nights for 2’ Deals*. Whether looking to enjoy a ‘Historic Worcester Getaway’ in one of our luxury Riverside En-Suite Guest Rooms or, a more relaxing ‘Romantic Worcester Getaway’ with complimentary Bubbly and Roses supplied on arrival. All rooms have free WiFi, parking and the option to include a Full English Breakfast.

Free room upgrades are subject to availability.