Sheltered by the Malvern Hills from the west wind, Great Malvern is a beautiful Victorian spa town that has an abundance of natural beauty and history. Perhaps it was the pure water of the Malvern Hills springs that first attracted the iron-age builders of British Camp and then, hundreds of years later, the founders of Malvern’s two medieval priories. Certainly it was those waters that made Malvern a nineteenth century spa, with the elegance to become a place of culture, attracting people like Sir Edward Elgar and George Bernard Shaw.
Here is just a taste of the things you can do during your stay in Malvern.
Two places that capture Malvern’s beauty and history are Great Malvern Priory and St Ann’s Well.
At Malvern’s centre is a cathedral-sized wonder of English medieval architecture with many treasures to reveal; massive Norman pillars, a huge and famous East window and interior manufactured by monks.
This is a natural spring hidden half-way up the Malvern Hills which offers a peaceful break for many of the hill walkers. There is a popular cafe by the well.
The town is home to a wonderful facility with two theatres for live performances and a cinema. Professional productions are presented most weeks of the year.
Morgan Motors have been manufacturing cars in Malvern for one hundred years and a tour of the factory is an opportunity to see old style craftsmanship being used to produce a modern day performance sports car.
The Malvern Hills
‘The Hills” provide a natural wonder on our doorstep. Stretching 13 miles from end to end, the ridge is visible from miles around.
Walks are available for all abilities. You can walk from end to end in a day, or park at a car park near the ridge for a gentler walk to a great view. For less able visitors, motorised mobility scooters are available from the Geo Cafe at Wyche cutting.
Mountain biking is also popular. We have ample space at Cowleigh Park Farm to store your bikes during your stay.
The Malvern Walking Festival takes place during half-term at the end of May, providing a host of guided walks in the area.
Other Local Attractions
Malvern is conveniently situated for exploring Worcestershire and Herefordshire with many towns and villages to explore as well as the two cathedral cities of Hereford and Worcester. You can enjoy the riverside settings of Upton upon Severn, Pershore and Evesham. There are market towns with independent shops and restaurants, such as Ledbury, Bromyard, Newent and Tenbury Wells. For theatre-goers Stratford upon Avon is only about an hour away.
Other popular local events and attractions
There are a host of other events and places to visit locally including:
Three Counties Showground
Close to Malvern is the Three Counties Showground which is home to a host of popular events. Below is a selection of some of the events at the showground:
- Three Counties Show – June
- Spring Gardening Show – May
- Autumn Show – September
- Regular Antiques Shows
- Regular Malvern Classic Car Shows
- Malvern Quilt Show – May
Please look at their website for further details.