A county sometimes described as being shaped like a saucer, with higher land forming a perimeter, surrounding a central lowland area.
Lying between Warwickshire to the north and Gloucestershire and Herefordshire to the south and west, Worcestershire marks the transition between the urban and rural areas of the West Midlands.
The industrial areas of Droitwich and Redditch lie to the north, whilst the south is primarily agricultural, specialising, in particular, in fruit production, notably apples, pears, plums and cherries.
Places of interest
With thanks to the following for the images of Worcestershire
Staffordshire and Worcester Canal, Stourport © Roger Kidd
Worcester river front © Philip Halling
Foley Terrace © Bob Embleton
Priory Park, Great Malvern © Philip Halling