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Dunhampstead Wharf.

Dunhampstead Wharf



Built on the banks of the River Severn the city is famous worldwide for its beautiful porcelain rich in heritage the Cathedral dominates the skyline. Worcester offers a unique shopping experience mixing the high street stores with an unrivalled choice of one-off independent retailers.
The Royal Worcester Visitor Centre - Take a guided around the Centre a learn the techniques of the skilled artists even have a go at painting your own plate. The shops stock a wide range of quality china, porcelain and gift ware with great savings.

Route Info

Route Facts & Figures

Recommended Holiday
Duration : 3 nights.

Total Cruising Days : 3.00 to 4.00
(Partial or full days)

Total Cruising Time : 10.00 hours

Total Distance : 13.00 miles

Number of Locks : 26

Number of Tunnels : 0

Number of Aqueducts : 0

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Read our cruising notes to help you plan your canal boat holiday

Read our cruising notes.






Cruising Notes

Turning south from the Wharf you do not have any locks until you get to the 6 Offerton locks at Tibberton.
Soon you are passing the outskirts of Worcester , there are moorings above the Commandery by Sidbury Bridge 3, or by Mill Street bridge 2 or Diglis Basin.
Close to Sidbury lock is the Commandery Civil war Centre, a museum devoted entirely to the story of the Civil War. The museum dates from the reign of Henry 8th and served as Charles 11's HQ before the Battle of Worcester in 1651.

You can walk into the city centre of Worcester, with its splendid cathedral dating from 1074, & museums, art galleries and half timbered buildings. The museum at the Royal Worcester Porcelain works is well worth a visit, as it contains the most comprehensive collection of Worcester Porcelain in the world.

The Guildhall in the High street was built in 1721 and has a fantastic elaborate facade with statues of Charles I and II and Queen Anne.

In Friar Street is Greyfriars, dating from 1480, this was one part of a Franciscan priory, and is one of the finest half timbered houses in the country. Charles II escaped from this house after the Battle of Worcester in the civil war in 1651. In the George Marshall Medical museum you can meet the past heroes of medicine

There are many bars, pubs and restaurants and take-aways around Worcester, and plenty of shops to stock up on supplies, or for a little retail therapy.
Turn your boat just before the River Severn at Diglis Basin and begin the journey home.


NB: This route has been provided as a guide only. Information may become inaccurate or out of date. You should always check with the marina that the route is possible within your time frame, current weather conditions and canal stoppages etc.


The following boats operate on this route (subject to availability)
Bluebell Canal Boat
Class : TR-Bluebell
(Sleeps a maximum of 4 People).

Forget-me-not Canal Boat
Class : TR-Forget-me-not
(Sleeps a maximum of 6 People).

Poppy Canal Boat
Class : TR-Poppy
(Sleeps a maximum of 6 People).

Sunflower Canal Boat
Class : TR-Sunflower
(Sleeps a maximum of 6 People).

Daisy Canal Boat
Class : TR-Daisy
(Sleeps a maximum of 6 People).


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