The cathedral city of Worcester is the largest settlement of Worcestershire, which includes the principal settlements of Bromsgrove, Stourport-on-Severn, Droitwich, Evesham, Kidderminster, Malvern, and the largest town, Redditch. The north-east of the county includes part of the industrial West Midlands conurbation while the rest of the county is largely rural.
Worcestershire is famous for a number of its non-agricultural products. The original Worcestershire sauce, a savoury condiment made by Lea and Perrins, is produced in Worcester. The town of Malvern is the home of the Morgan traditional sports car. The painting, A Worcestershire Cottage by Arthur Claude Strachan is also of general renown. Fruit farming and the cultivation of hops were traditional agricultural activities in much of the county; however, this has largely declined with the exception of the southern area of the county, the Vale of Evesham, where orchards still work on a commercial scale.
The M5 Motorway runs north to south through Worcestershire, ensuring that serviced offices in Worcestershire are easily accessible by car from most parts of the country, including London which is only 120 miles away.
Worcester has two railway stations, Worcester Foregate Street and Worcester Shrub Hill. Both stations serve London on a regular basis.