Celebrate the wonders of local history, attractions and hospitality on your doorstep this English Tourism Week. As the pressure of booking your summer holiday looms, escape from the scramble for flights, airport transfers, currency exchange and less-than-accurate resort photography and book an escape closer to home. The Malverns has second to none accommodation to suit all needs, fantastic attractions and mouth-watering food – come and see for yourself!
Attractions, Activities and Culture
Glorious hikes through some of England’s most beautiful countryside, fascinating local history stretching back to the Bronze Age, a rich cultural heritage of artists, musicians, authors and theatre, and engaging activities for all ages – The Malverns has it all.
Dive deep into history at one of our local museums in Tenbury Wells, Upton upon Severn or Great Malvern or at one of our historic buildings like Croome National Trust, Madresfield Court, Witley Court English Heritage or Great Malvern Priory. Experience world class entertainment at one of our theatres, The Regal, Malvern Theatres or The Coach House Theatre, or spend time in the great outdoors with activities like mountain biking, kite flying, hang gliding or a hot air balloon ride. See The Malverns via the height of English engineering – an open topped Morgan – or expand your horizons by learning a new skill like pottery, vegan cooking, foraging or dance.
Once you’ve had a taste of what The Malverns has to offer, you won’t want to leave! Settle into one of our amazing accommodation options whatever your budget, from bunkhouses, campsites, log cabins, yurts and shepherds huts to luxurious hotels, apartments, cosy cottages and everything in between.
We have many accommodation options that prioritise the incredible views offered by our landscape. Stay high up on the
slopes of the Malvern Hills and take in the mesmerising views over the Severn Valley and across to the Welsh Black Mountains.
Food & Drink
English hospitality is due a renaissance after a tough couple of years. The Malverns is home to dedicated pub landlords, chefs, mixologists, bakers, waiters, butchers and small business owners that, as well as providing top notch cuisine, form the backbone of our quality food and drink culture. Back local economies as well as reducing your food miles by supporting our independent local businesses and in return receive some of the best foodie experiences England has to offer.
Stop by Tenbury Wells to take advantage of its new status as a foodie shop hotspot or experience the finest dining at Pensons – one of only a handful of Green Mitchelin Star restaurants in the country. Have tapas and cocktails at the award winning Unwined or The Boathouse in Upton upon Severn. Take a walk and try some of Malverns locally brewed beers on the Real Ale Rail Trail, or stock up on foodie snacks and souvenirs at one of our excellent farmers markets.