Local information surrounding the Ketch Caravan Park
Welcome to Worcester
A beautiful city, Worcester is home to an architectural Cathedral, a thriving University and a fascinating history. It is located in the heart of the West Midlands on the banks of the River Severn. Filled with picturesque landscapes, fantastic entertainment venues and boutique shops, it is a vibrant place to visit.
Ketch Caravan Park is located just south of Worcester City Centre, within walking distance of most attractions and amenities. Being so close to the heart of Worcester means that you will have easy access to local museums, shopping centres, leisure activities and some of the finest local pubs and restaurants.
In addition to the many attractions, there is also a lot more that this city has to offer. This includes walking tours, cycle routes and local parks. Our location also offers on-site fishing, giving you somewhere to relax without the journey.
A Historical Place
One of the oldest cities in England, Worcester is a place of heritage. In fact, there is evidence of settlements dating back to 700BC. It was fortified in Saxon time and its varied history can still be seen around the city today.
From Tudor streets to Queen Anne architecture, there is so much history visible throughout the streets around town. Remaining walls that used to surround the centre are still visitable today, as are many beautiful historical buildings.
It truly is a city of history, including being the place where Edward Elgar wrote many of his pieces. Worcestershire is also known throughout the world as the home of the famous sauce. As well as this, the city played a large part in the English Civil War. Fort Royal Park is a significant historical site, being the location of the 1651 Battle of Worcester, the final battle of the war. Those who make the climb to the top of this hill will also be rewarded with breath-taking views of the city.
As a small city Worcester is easy to explore on foot. You can take a stroll down its historical streets or go on one of its many walking tours. If walking around doesn’t sound like your thing, there are a number of cycle routes that you can take.
Public transport is easily accessible in Worcester, with over 30 bus routes in Worcestershire. We have a bus stop close to the entrance of our campsite, with buses to the city approximately every 15 minutes. There are also two train stations in town if you’d like to go a little further afield and visit the charming town of Cheltenham.
Travelling between the town centre and Ketch Caravan Park is as easy as navigating the city itself. Our site is located on the banks of the River Severn, with a riverside footpath that take you up to the city centre. If you prefer to drive, the city is short 5-minute journey and there are plenty of car parks to choose from. Our park is also conveniently placed close to the A4440 and only a few minutes from the M5. This makes it easy to visit local towns such as Malvern, Tewkesbury and Evesham.
Things to Do
A wonderful city, there are a wealth of things for you to do and see. There are many museums including the Tudor House Museum, the Museum of Royal Worcester and Worcester City Art Gallery & Museum. You’ll also find many other famous landmarks such as Worcester Cathedral and Worcester Guildhall a delight to visit.
If museums aren’t your thing, you might enjoy Gheluvelt Park or Spetchely Park Gardens. These offer fun days out for families and couples. If markets are what you enjoy you won’t be disappointed either. There are regular markets in Worcester City Centre that are home to unique gifts and artisan products. You’ll also find fantastic markets in nearby towns such as Moreton-In-Marsh, Tewkesbury and Pershore.
Throughout the city centre you’ll discover many famous stores to shop in, as well as local boutique businesses offering locally sourced products and handmade items. From craft stores and chocolate shops to speciality jewellery makers and unique gift shops, there’s something for everyone.