Whether you are a resident or a visitor to Malvern, there is always something new to learn about Malvern for everyone. The Civic Society town guides will be pleased to take you on a fascinating, informal walk around Great Malvern on Saturdays and Sundays at 10.30 am from April to the end of September. The walks start at the Tourist Information Centre’s new location in Church Street and last about an hour and a half. The fee is £5 per adult, with no charge for accompanied children under 14. If the Tourist Information Centre is closed, please wait for your guide just before 10.30 am near to the gates that lead into the courtyard by the Lyttelton Well cafe, next door to the Tourist Information Centre.
We tell you about Malvern’s past and present, particularly focusing on the Victorian Water Cure, which put Malvern on the map as a town in 1851. Famous people visited Malvern for the hydrotherapy treatments offered initially by Dr James Wilson and Dr James Gully, with other doctors also setting up their practices subsequently in Malvern during the Victorian era. Florence Nightingale, Charles Dickens, Charles Darwin and others came to experience the treatment. We also tell you about our famous residents, which included the composer Sir Edward Elgar.
On our walks we show you the buildings that formed part of the infrastructure for the thousands of visitors who came to experience the Water Cure and on the way we point out some of our magnificent parks.
We also tell you about other important features of Malvern, including the development of the local industries as well as the wonderful local places to visit in the area.
For more information on how to reserve a place, visit the Malvern Civic Society website.
For Sundays, it is advisable to book in advance at the Tourist Information Office or online at TicketSource.
Tourist Information Centre contact details:
The Lyttelton Well Courtyard
6 Church Street, Malvern.
Telephone: 01684 892289
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