Worcestershire Tourist Guide - Articles
BY CAR - Worcestershire is centrally located in the heart of England, approximately 2 hours drive from London and 30 mintues from Birmingham International Airport. There are excellent road links to the major motorways of the M5, M6, M40, M42, and M50. When travelling look for the brown and the white signs which indicate nearby tourist attractions, and the signs which denote Tourist Information Centres.
BUS TIMETABLE INFORMATION - Detailed times of all LOCAL bus services in the Worcestershire are are available from the Tourist Information Centres in the county.
BY COACH: NATIONAL EXPRESS - Daily scheduled services to Droitwich Spa, Evesham, Malvern, Pershore, Redditch and Worcester. They also operate services to and from Heathrow, Gatwick and other airports.
Enquiries: 08717 818181
RAIL TRAVEL - Worcestershire is well served with railway stations. There are good main line railway services to and from London, Birmingham, the North and the South Coast of England. Regional railways provide frequent, fast and comfortable local services, enabling you to travel easily within the region. For further information call National Rail Enquiries 08457 484950 (24 hours)
RENTING A CAR - You can arrange to rent a car as part of a fly-drive package, or rent a car on arrival in Great Britain. Car rental companys operate from most airport terminals or you can rent a car at major rail stations. Standard rental, usually payable in advance, includes unlimited mileage and insurance. If you require automatic transmission, please ask when you book. Also check any age restrictions (generally 21 years- 75 years). If you pay buy credit card you will avoid having to leave a cash deposit.
Shopmobility Worcester- For the loan of wheelchairs and scooters for use in Worcester city centre (charges apply).
Contact: Shopmobility Worcester, 54 Friary Walk, Crowngate, Worcester, WR1 3LG. Tel: 01905 610523. Open Mon- Sat 9.00- 16.30.
Shopmobility Evesham - Riverside, Top Level Multi-Storey Car Park, Bridge Street, Evesham, WR11 4RY. Tel: 01386 49230. Open Mon- Sat 9.30-16.00.
Shopmobility Redditch - Car Park 3, Kingfisher Centre, Redditch, B97 4HL. Tel: 01527 69922. Open Mon- Sat 9.00-17.00. (Bank Hols, 10.30- 16.00).