The city of Worcester is a city and the county town of Worcestershire in England, situated some 30 miles (48 km) southwest of Birmingham and 29 miles (47 km) north of Gloucester.
The River Severn runs through the middle, with the city's large cathedral overlooking the river.
Occupation of the site of Worcester can be dated back to neolithic times, a village surrounded by defensive ramparts having been founded on the eastern bank of the River Severn here in around 400 BC.
The position, which commanded a ford on the river, was in the 1st century used by the Romans to establish what may at first have been a fort on the military route from Glevum (Gloucester) to Viroconium (Wroxeter) but which soon developed - as the frontier of the empire was pushed westwards - into an industrial town with its own pottery kilns and iron-smelting plants.
Area: 33.28 km ²
Roman Worcester (which may have been the Vertis mentioned in the 7th-century Ravenna Cosmography) was a thriving trading and manufacturing centre for some three hundred years, though by the time of the Roman withdrawal from Britain in 407 it had dwindled considerably in size and is not recorded again until the mid-7th century when documents mention the Anglo-Saxon settlement of Weogornaceaster.
The fact that Worcester was chosen at this time - in preference to both the much larger Gloucester and the royal centre of Winchcombe - to be the Episcopal See of a new diocese covering the area suggests that there was a well established, and powerful, English Christian community living on the site when it fell into English hands.
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I am stumped, I have nothing much to say, about this place.
We walked around for a few hours.
Sat down at the pedestrian mall to have a bite and watch the locals rush by.
Went to the and inside the Cathedral, a wedding just finished.
Walked around the narrow, winding streets.
It was Saturday and the place was very crowded, every man and his dog was out for a walk.
Walk, walk that's the only way to see any place properly and get to know the people, at gutter level.
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