Shaped in more modern times by the Victorians, Malvern does in fact have ancient roots and is home to a 900 year old church that boasts some of the country''s finest medieval stained glass. The Malvern Hills inspired the famous British composer Sir Edward Elgar to write some of his most famous works, and it''s easy to see why the beautiful countryside continues to inspire visitors today.
This is a place to enjoy the great outdoors and when walking the Malvern Hills you''ll be rewarded with stunning views across Herefordshire and the Severn Valley and on a clear day, you might even see the Black Mountains in Wales. For those looking for a more challenging walk, there are long distance trails in the area, including the Worcestershire Way, a 31 mile trail that ends in Great Malvern.
Families are well catered for, whether you take a boat trip along the River Severn, explore Eastnor Castle in the Malvern Hills or let the children go wild at the West Midlands Safari Park. And yet there is still plenty here to tempt couples away from the city for a peaceful, romantic break. The town itself has many impressive buildings dating back to Georgian and Victorian times when visitors came here to take the waters.
Foodies will fall in love with Worcestershire, and the Worcestershire Food and Drink Trail highlights some of the best places to enjoy a tasty tipple or indulge in award-winning food. From quaint tearooms to cosy gastropubs and fine dining establishments, you''ll find it all here in Malvern.
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