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Escape to The Malverns this summer with various accommodation providers, attractions, restaurants, and shops opening their doors to welcome guests and visitors once again starting from Saturday 4th July.  Special measures have been put in place to ensure you have a safe visit. Find out which non-essential shops are reopening in Malvern by clicking here. For Tenbury Wells, click here. (Upton & surrounding area lists will be added asap.)

If you’re looking for somewhere to stay, we have a number of hotels reopening, including Stanbrook Abbey Hotel (4th July), The Cotford Hotel (4th July), Colwall Park Hotel (4th July), Cottage in the Wood (10th July), Bank House Hotel (13th July) and Sidney House (22nd July) to name just a few.

From Great Malvern, you can walk up to the top of the Malvern Hills before stopping to have a bite to eat in one of the many restaurants, bistros or cafes. (Download the list of eating out establishments here.) Whilst you’re in the hillside town, you can browse the independent shops and art galleries. You can also take a leisurely drive through the picturesque Teme Valley to the  town of Tenbury Wells in the north of the area or down to the historic riverside town of Upton upon Severn.

It’s going to be a new experience for both customers and staff, so please help by following the recommended guidance.  If you do have any concerns, please speak to a member of staff and I’m sure they will be happy to remedy the situation.

Visitors are urged to stay S.A.F.E by:

  • Sanitising and washing their hands regularly
  • Always being kind and considerate to others
  • Following social distancing guidelines
  • Enjoying our environment but making sure they take litter home with them or put it in the bins provided.

If you feel unwell, please stay at home. We’ll still be here to welcome you as soon as you’re feeling better.

Pop into one of our Tourist Information Centres in Malvern (reopens 6th July), Upton upon Severn (reopens 10th July) or Tenbury Wells (reopens 13th July) for a warm welcome and information on what to see and do, walks and much more! You can also purchase some gifts and souvenirs to take back home with you.  We will be operating a queue system, additional cleaning regimes and social distancing measures.

Free parking will be on offer in all Malvern Hills District Council car parks on every Sunday during July.

Residents can also buy 2 hour permits which will allow them to park for two hours, in any four hour period, in any council owned car park. They cost just £25 and if people buy them during July and August, they will get 15 months for the price of 12. They can be bought online at www.malvernhills.gov.uk/parking-and-streets

The offers are part of Malvern Hills District Council’s Economic Recovery Plan, which is designed to support businesses reopening, and give visitors confidence that the district’s centres are safe places to visit.

Please support local businesses across Malvern, Upton upon Severn, Tenbury Wells as well as all the rural businesses which are reopening in between.  If you hear of any businesses reopening who are not on the lists, please email info@visitthemalverns.org.

Malvern Business Voice has also launched a new group on Facebook called ‘Malvern is Open’. Click here to go to the Facebook Group.

Attractions Open

Croome Court (National Trust) Parkland open for pre-booked visits: www.nationaltrust.org.uk/croome

Little Malvern Court and Gardens
Gardens only. Book 24 hours in advance by phone. Wednesdays and Thursdays, 2pm – 5pm, until 23 July. www.littlemalverncourt.co.uk

Clive’s Fruit Farm
Farm shop and butchery open. PYO also available (check website for latest updates). www.clivesfruitfarm.co.uk

Witley Court and Gardens
Will reopen on 4 July. Visitors must book online in advance. www.english-heritage.org.uk/visit/places/witley-court-and-gardens

Eastnor Castle
Grounds only. Saturdays, Sundays and Mondays until 20 July. Must pre-book online. www.eastnorcastle.com

Cob House Country Park
Reopening 4 July, including café, shop and pleasure fishing. Open matches resume following week. www.cobhouse.org

Ralph Court Gardens
Open every day. www.ralphcourtgardens.co.uk

 

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