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Fort Royal Park

Fort Royal Park is located south-east of Worcester within the Cathedral Ward of Worcester, with the main entrance being on Wylds Lane.  Fort Royal Park is of critical historical significance to the city, as the site of the 1651 Battle of Worcester, the final battle of the English Civil War. It was also visited by the second and third Presidents of the United States of America, John Adams and Thomas Jefferson, who were keen to see the site they regarded as the place where democracy was effectively born.

Historic significance

Towards what was to become the end of the English Civil War, Charles II left Scotland on a journey to return to London. During the break in his journey at Worcester, he looked for support from the people of the city. Although unknown at the time, Worcester was to become the turning point in the political history of England and much of the momentous changes of that period are locked into the background, lore and history of Fort Royal Park.

Site Map of Fort Royal Park

Site Map of Fort Royal Park

Green Flag Award

We have secured the Green Flag Award. For more information on all winners please visit the website:

  • The Green Flag Award is a national award scheme for parks, which recognises good environmental management.
  • The Green Flag Award Scheme is designed to recognise the highest standards amongst England's parks and publicly accessed green spaces.
  • It rewards those who attain the demanding criteria and in doing so, it helps to encourage other park authorities and organisations to improve their environment and management standards, so that they in turn may be eligible for a Green Flag.

Children's Play Area

Fort Royal Play Area collage

There is now a fantastic new playground in Fort Royal Park, containing innovative play equipment designed for a range of age groups.

The first area for younger children replicates a civil war period farm homestead and includes swings, a slide and small pieces of play equipment for climbing and role play.

The second area for older children contains a web-like climbing structure leading to a third area containing a fort with slide.

Fort Royal Memory Trail

Park visitors will have the opportunity to explore memories of the Park by discovering QR codes along the trail that link through to videos of local people’s memories, some historic, some personal.

The videos record the memories of residents living close to the park, children from Stanley Road Primary School, the Worcester Muslim Welfare Association, local historians and the Worcester Central Mosque.

The videos of their experiences have been embedded into a smartphone activated treasure trail through the park - look out for the seven small brass plaques each displaying a QR code or download your own Memory Trail Leaflet


What wonderful wildlife can you spot in Fort Royal Park? View the pdf Wildlife Spotter Guide (6.71 MB)  (accessible) or download pdf A3 printable leaflet (15.19 MB) . You can also pick up printed copies at The Commandery or the Tourist Information Centre.

We would like you to enjoy your visit to our Park. 

Therefore, if you have driven to the Park please respect local residents and park in one of the nearby Pay and Display Car Parks, both of which are a 5-minute walk from the Play Area:

King Street (Sidbury) Car Park

(opposite Skellerns Motorcycle Shop, WR1 2NX)

Commandery Road Car Park

(Bath Road next to the Pizza Shop, WR5 2LS )

Further details on the number of spaces, disabled bays and parking charges.

Why not extend your visit to the Park by visiting the Commandery?

Free entry to Worcester City Residents when Council Tax bill is shown.

Friends Of Fort Royal & Commandery Gardens

The Friends of Fort Royal Park and Commandery Gardens always welcome new members.

For more information go to the Friends of Fort Royal Park and Commandery Gardens Facebook Page.

Fort Royal Photograph Montage

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