Friends Coach Trip to Worcester College, Oxford

Tuesday 27 June 2023

Friends coach trip to Worcester College, Oxford

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Worcester College, Oxford OX1 2BH

We shall have a very special trip to Oxford on 27 June, when we will have the opportunity to visit Worcester College for a private tour given by Andrew Jardine, a previous bursar. 

 Simon Bagnall, the Head Gardener, will also give us a private tour of the College’s exquisite gardens.

Tea and cake will be provided, hopefully in the new lecture theatre complex.

 Coach Pick Up Points

 8.45am depart from Gloucester Westgate car park

 9.10am pickup at Evesham Road Pittville Pump Room bus stop

 9.20am Royal Well Coach Station

 9.30am Six Ways (by Co-Op)

11.00am Arrive Worcester College

4.45pm Depart

 About Worcester College and Gardens

 Worcester College has important links with the Benedictine Abbey of St Peter, Gloucester. In 1283 Sir John Giffard of Brimpsfield Castle in Gloucestershire bought the nucleus of the current site and gifted it to St Peter’s Gloucester, thus Gloucester College, Oxford was born.  The College was dissolved in 1541 by Henry VIII.  It was re-founded in 1714 as Worcester College.

 The College is set within 26 acres of award-winning gardens and wooded grounds, including a lake, on-site sports fields, and an orchard. The gardens are unique among all the Oxford colleges in being landscaped in the naturalistic manner, formed at a time when the late ‘picturesque’ strand of the landscape garden was giving way to the more decorative approach, with shrubberies, of the Regency period.  The gardens are distinctive in having the lake, which forms the centrepiece of the design.  Head of Gardens and Grounds, Simon Bagnall, leads the team who have a responsibility to preserve and improve the historic gardens. They provide this beautiful, tranquil environment for all who visit.

Tickets:  Members £40 Guests £42.50 to include tea and cake

From June 27, 2023 To September 27, 2022
Opening times
Tuesday 27 June
Other 12 College GreenGloucesterGL1 2LX
Adult £40
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Getting Here

  • Address

    12 College Green Gloucester GL1 2LX
  • Map

  • How to find us

    The Cathedral is located in the historic heart of Gloucester and our spectacular tower can be seen from many spots in and around the city.

    Click here to download or print off a guide on ‘Getting to Gloucester Cathedral’

  • Parking

    We are sorry that due to limited space, parking in the Cathedral Close is restricted to pass holders only.

    There are eight disabled parking spaces which are for use by Blue Badge holders on a first come first served basis.

    However, there are several public car parks within easy walking distance of the Cathedral.

    To find out more please download our parking guide or click here for up-to-date information.

  • Arriving by Public Transport

    The Cathedral is located in Gloucester Town Centre, so the best way to get here is by public transport.

    We are a 10-15 minute walk from both the train and bus stations. You can also use Gloucester’s Park and Ride.

    Click here for more information about this service.

  • Cycling

    There are bike racks available on Cathedral Green. Route 41 of the National Cycle Network runs through the Cathedral grounds – find out more about the route here.