Malvern is a district of Worcester and has a wide variety of attractions set in wonderful surroundings.
Part of this beautiful area is designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and is rich in heritage, the arts and contains an extraordinary range of activities, attractions as well as tours and walks such as the Teme Valley Tour and discovering the Malvern Hillsthemselves. A visit to The Malverns can be whatever you want it to be.
The area is alive with music, theatre, festivals and all kinds of outdoor pursuits whilst offering a great number of attractions. are limitless opportunities to explore the nine mile length of the Malvern Hills ridge by foot, giving exceptional views across the Severn Valley to the East and rolling fields of Herefordshire to the West.
The Malvern Theatres, situated in the centre of Great Malvern, is one of the leading regional venues for a range of first-rate artistic performances including West End shows.
The famous Morgan Motor Visitor Centre where you can see some of the most impressive of cars. This is the last wholly owned British car manufacturer in the UK.
Authors C S Lewis and J R R Tolkien gained much of their creative inspiration from the area. Many other key figures such as Charles Darwin and Florence Nightingale visited the town to participate in the popular Water Cure treatments that were started by Doctors Gulley and Wilson in the 1800's. Malvern today is still a key tourist destination, providing an ideal base for exploring the wider area.
Great Malvern is largely Victorian but its roots go back much further. The oldest parts of the town can be seen around the Priory Church which was founded in 1085 when Benedictine monks settled here and built a Priory. The 900 year old church contains some of the finest medieval stained glass in the country.
Sir Edward Elgar, the famous English composer was born in Lower Broadheath and was inspired by the Malvern Hills to write many of his most famous works including the Enigma Variations, Caractacus and Pomp and Circumstance Marches.