Education student Molly Shaw fills you in on the best picture locations in Worcester:
If you’re new to Worcester or continuing your studies and want to discover some of the best places to take photos or generally boost your Instagram feed, look no further as I’ve got you covered! From the most touristy places in Worcester to local food restaurants or natural spaces, here are some of my favourite Instagrammable spots in our city…
Friar Street is probably one of the city’s loveliest places to wander. The street is most famous for it’s black and white half-timbered Tudor buildings and being the oldest street in Worcester. There are many independent shops, restaurants alongside Greyfriars House and the 500 year old Tudor House. So why not make an afternoon of shopping, eating and taking photos?
Fort Royal Park
Fort Royal Park may be one Worcester’s many secret locations, as I didn’t discover it until my second year of Uni. The park is actually historically famous for being the site of the 1651 Battle of Worcester, the final battle of the English Civil War, but it also provides a stunning view of the Cathedral.
A good walk around the banks of the River Severn is great whatever the season! It also provides a range of good photo opportunities of the swans, Diglis and of course the Cathedral walk.
Diglis is just on the edge of the city and is where the Worcester and Birmingham Canals meet. It’s footbridge also provides plenty of photo opportunities whatever the weather.
As a Worcester student, your Instagram wouldn’t be complete without a photo of the Cathedral!! Worcester Cathedral has so much to offer with lots of different features including its stained glass windows, royal tombs and the views from the tower. Of course, where to take the photos from is up to you!
Waylands Yard is my number one brunch destination, not only for its food, but you can get unlimited tea refills! It’s decor is lovely and it has an awesome garden for summer pictures.
Hanbao is definitely one of my favourite restaurants in the city. From their amazing interior to their mouth-watering food you’ll get the likes flooding in. So, what are you waiting for??
Gheluvelt Park can be found in the Barbourne district and can be accessed from the race course. The park is split into two areas, a man-made play section and a more natural and managed area for wildlife conservation.
The University Campuses
With four campuses to choose from, the photo opportunities at Uni are endless! Whether you want a photo from the Worcester Wolves basketball on a Friday night or a shot of the picturesque back drop of City Campus or maybe you want to photograph everyone’s favourite campus cat Toby! There is definitely something for everyone’s feed and who knows, by tagging the Uni Instagram @worcester_uni, they may use your photo on their social media!
That’s it for now. Have fun and get snapping!