Keeping a watchful eye over the surrounding counties, the Malvern Hills stand proudly as a site of exquisite beauty.
The ancient hills, which are classed as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, are famed for their variety of walking routes, abundance of wildlife and habitats, rich cultural heritage and the popular pure spring water which trickles in between.
Made of some of the oldest igneous rocks in Great Britain, the landmark was shaped between 600 and 1000 million years ago.
The Malvern Hills attract ramblers and families alike from across the world, now its your turn to enjoy a breath of fresh air in the heart of Worcestershire. Find out more here.
Showcasing a plethora of worldwide talent, Malvern Theatres has been a culture hub for the arts since 1885.
From the latest sell-out theatre productions and enthralling film to the best in comedic talent and pantomime, the Grange Road venue offers something for everyone.
So, why not take a look at the historical theatre known for its productions by such greats as George Bernard Shaw and the works of composer Sir Edward Elgar. Find out more here.
TOUR THE MORGAN MOTOR COMPANY
Malvern is home to the world-famous Morgan Motor Company which has been making exciting sports cars in the Spa town for over 100 years.
Known for their unique blend of quality materials, performance, craftsmanship and charisma, the Morgan really is a feat of design.
Experience the century-old passion with a guided tour of the factory and a trip to the on-site museum to see how the skilled craftsmen make Morgan magic.
For the adventurous type, why not feel the wind in your hair and take to the open road by renting out a world-famous Morgan sports car for the weekend. Find out more here.
BROWSE THE SHOPS
With something for everyone, Malvern boasts an abundance of shops, hotels, cafes and more nestled amongst the town’s beautiful gardens and impressive landmarks such as Great Malvern Priory.
Stroll along the street and take in the bespoke gift shops, jewellery shops and book shops to suit your every need.
You can buy local arts and crafts at Iapetus, The Fold or the Hop Pocket Craft Centre to name a few, or choose to visit Great Malvern on an arts’ market day to pick up a unique gift for someone special or to purchase a little treat for yourself!
TENBURY WELLS AND THE TEME VALLEY TRAIL
Fondly known as the ‘Town in the Orchard’ by Queen Victoria for its surrounding fruit trees, Tenbury Wells is a quaint ancient market town which sits along the River Teme.
As England’s mistletoe and holly capital, the town hosts an annual mistletoe market and is also famous for growing hops and cider apples which are showcased at the annual Agricultural and Countryside Show in August.
Visitors looking for a unique place to stay can take advantage of a number of different campsites and can even go glamping with alpacas.
The Teme Valley Trail offers a scenic insight into the surrounding beauty. Starting off along the River Teme, visitors can soak up the history of the local heritage landmarks.
Download a series of individual family orientated walks and cycle rides to explore the area. Find out more here.
WITLEY COURT (ENGLISH HERITAGE)
Spectacular ruins of a once great house. Elaborate and immense fountains survive in the gardens. Find out more here.
UPTON UPON SEVERN
Upton-upon-Severn is a town rich with history and culture, offering relaxing boat rides and a long list of lively events attracting crowds from across the country.
As the smallest town in Worcestershire, for what Upton lacks in size, it definitely makes up for in beauty. Formerly a port, the town was the only river crossing for miles around and for centuries before modern transport, was used to carry goods to nearby agricultural towns.
With such landmarks as the ‘Pepperpot’, a distinctive medieval church tower topped by an 18th Century cupola in place of a spire, and the Upton Bridge, which before its construction in the 40s, was the site where Oliver Cromwell’s soldiers crossed before the Battle of Worcester.
Buzzing with a lively energy, Upton draws in crowds for its attractive shops, delightful inns, and variety of events each year, including the Jazz, Folk, Blues and Sunshine Festivals.
FANTASTIC VARIETY OF PUBS AND RESTAURANTS
Indulge yourself with Malvern’s long list of restaurants, pubs, cafes and hotels offering quality cuisine, romantic getaways and relaxing days out.
At the Stanbrook Abbey Hotel, award-winning chefs offer a dining experience like no other, creating memorable meals using the finest and freshest ingredients.
For something different, wine lovers can take advantage of Lovells Vineyard, a haven nestled at the foot of the Malvern Hills in the village of Welland.
With an abundance of friendly cafes, visitors will be spoilt for choice with Abbey Road Coffee, the Lyttleton Well Café, Mac & Jac’s Café and St Ann’s Well Café.
For a relaxing pint with views of the Malvern Hills providing a stunning backdrop, punters can pay a visit to the Nag’s Head, the Bluebell Inn, the Unicorn Inn and many more. With beer gardens in the summer and open fires in the winter, a great time can be had whatever the weather.
NATIONAL TRUST’S CROOME COURT
A journey of creativity at the heart of Croome, the National Trust property Croome Court is the spectacular former home of the 6th Earl of Coventry. With breath-taking views from the rotunda and panorama tower, visitors can learn about the history of the building’s incredible innovation, remarkable survival and magnificent restoration.
The lakeside in the ‘Capability’ Brown parkland is the perfect place for families to explore, with woodlands, temples and statues around every corner. As well as this, the historic walled gardens, which were rescued from ruin in 2000, are filled with luscious flowers and wildlife.
Visitors can take a look round the RAF museum to learn about the Second World War secret airbase and even enjoy a meal in the 1940s themed restaurant.
FESTIVALS AND EVENTS
Home of the RHS Malvern Spring Festival, the Upton Blues Festival, the Royal Three Counties Show and the Malvern Theatres, to name but a few, Malvern is a culture hub of activity.
The Three Counties Showground is the home to some of Malvern’s most popular events, from the Spring Festival and Championship Dog Show to Antiques & Collectors Fairs and seasonal food and gardening festivals, there truly is something for everyone.
The annual Great Malvern Food Festival draws in crowds from across the county and further afield to sample some of the best local produce that tickles the taste buds. With over 60 stalls of food, drink and crafts, the festival also offers cooking demonstrations and live music.