DETAILS of the Queen’s visit to Worcester have now been released ahead of her return to the city next week.

The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh are set to visit next Wednesday as part of their Diamond Jubilee tour.

Thousands are expected to welcome the Queen in what will be her first visit in 10 years.

She and the Duke of Edinburgh will begin their visit with a tour of the Hive before officially opening it with a plaque unveiling.

They will then travel by car along Angel Place, onto Broad Street then along the High Street before arriving for a lunch reception at the Guildhall.

This will be followed by a chance for the royal couple to meet residents on the High Street, where VisitWorcester will be organising two themed displays celebrating Worcester’s heritage.

They will then travel by car along Pump Street, turn right on to Friar Street before turning right onto College Street en route to the cathedral for a concert.

Joining the local community, they will listen to a celebration of the Diamond Jubilee in words and music.

Worcester City Council is urging people not to travel into the city by car and to follow guidance to help ensure an enjoyable and safe experience.

Free park and ride services will run from Perdiswell on the day every 10 minutes from 7am and from Sixways every 20 minutes from 9am.

Car parks in Copenhagen Street and King Street will be closed until about 2.30pm and parking for blue badge holders will be available elsewhere in the city.

The Butts will be closed to traffic during the royal visit but the Cattle Market car park will be open.

By Royal appointment

11.45am – The royal party arrives at the Hive
12.15pm – departs the Hive
12.20pm – arrives at the Guildhall
1.55pm – walkabout
2.05pm – arrives at the cathedral
2.30pm – departs cathedral

• We'll be Twittering throughout the day using the hashtag #JubileeWorcs

• Click the link below for a downloadable map of the route (right click > save link as).