Worcester and the Malverns
For a county long associated with manufacturing, Worcestershire contains surprising pockets of peaceful countryside, particularly along the river valleys of the Severn, Teme, and Avon. The River Severn falls from the highlands around the Welsh border and passes through quiet farmland on its way to the cathedral city of Worcester.
Worcester itself is famous for three things - the manufacture of gloves, Royal Worcester porcelain, and Worcestershire sauce.
Malvern (or Great Malvern), was a popular Victorian spa town, and now hosts an annual drama festival. The Malvern Hills are one of the most distinctive natural features in Great Britain, as well as being the source of the water drunk by the Queen!