Worcester, located in the English Midlands, is serviced by two train stations - Worcester Foregate in the city centre and Worcester Shrub Hill to the east. The stations are run by London Midlands and First Great Western. Trains run several times a day into Paddington Station in London. There are also regular trains to Oxford and Cheltenham, as well as between the two Worcester stations themselves. Buses stop on Foregate Road and Shrub Hill Road, directly outside of the rail facilities. Neither stations have taxi ranks but you can call for a taxi from the stations.
The city itself is only a short distance away from Cheltenham, the Midlands, Hereford, Gloucester and Shakespeare's birthplace of Stratford-on-Avon. It is noted for its porcelain and the local Porcelain Works features amusing exhibits. You can take a walking tour around the city, where one of the final battles of the English Civil war was fought, or a boat cruise down the River Severn. Another place of historical interest is Worcester Cathedral, built during Norman times and one of the stopping places for the Magna Carta. Local produce is for sale at many of the bistros, and it is rumoured the Cardinal's Hat Pub is haunted by a ghost.