England

The Malverns

Rural landscapes and ancient architecture

With charming towns, pretty priories and grand historic houses nestled between verdant valleys, the Malverns make a unique and beautiful place to visit. These varied properties speak of the history of England dating back centuries, and boast many fine and interesting collections. The velvety folds of the Malvern Hills, a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, are fringed with grasses and wildflowers, providing a glorious backdrop to the elegant Victorian spa town of Great Malvern. It’s easy to see why this area has inspired literature and music for centuries.

THE MALVERNS

Heritage and finery from times gone by

  • Great Malvern Priory – ancient, interesting & wonderfully restored
  • Croome Court (NT) – an eclectic property within stunning parkland
  • Madresfield Court – an interesting moated property with fine collections
  • Museum of Royal Worcester – home to an enormous collection of Worcester porcelain
  • Hanbury Hall (NT) – an elegant and fascinating historic property
  • Hellens Manor – grand interiors in a home dating back to the 11th century
  • Eastnor Castle – a lavish revival castle in the Malvern foothills
  • Executive coach travel throughout
  • 4 nights half board accommodation

From £459
per person

based on two sharing in a twin/double room, with a minimum of 35 passengers travelling in a specific month

Best time to go

April, May, June, July, August, September, October

Suggested Hotel

The Abbey, Great Malvern

  • A 4-star hotel at the foot of the Malvern Hills
  • Located on the site of ancient monastic buildings
  • Surrounded by landscaped gardens
  • The hotel has its own restaurant and lounge bar
  • Comfortable bedrooms equipped with modern amenities

Not the hotel for your group? Other hotels are available, contact us.

Attractions:

  • Great Malvern Priory
    Great Malvern 6 Jo Blair

    Pretty Great Malvern is a largely Victorian town, but its history stretches back much further. The Great Malvern Priory is a wonderfully restored, Grade-I listed building with a history beginning in 1085. It operated as a priory for over 450 years, and today is a parish church. It has many interesting architectural features, including a well-preserved collection of medieval wall tiles.

  • Croome (NT)

    Croome Court is an 18th century, Grade-I listed mansion which lies at the heart of magnificent parkland. These grand landscapes were ‘Capability’ Brown’s first commission, and there are wonderful views over the Malverns. Croome has an eclectic and intriguing history, having served variously as a stately home, a secret wartime airbase, and as the UK headquarters of the Hare Krishna movement, before being restored by the National Trust in a project beginning in the 21st century.

  • Madresfield Court

    Madresfield Court is an interesting and ancient moated property. Home to the Lygon family for almost 900 years, this stunning architectural masterpiece hosts fine collections of paintings and furniture, and was significant during the Arts & Crafts movement.

  • Museum of Royal Worcester
    Mo RW Front By kind permission of the Museum of Royal Worcester

    The recently refurbished Museum of Royal Worcester is the world’s largest collection of Worcester porcelain. The ‘Behind the Scenes’ talk provides an insight into the history of production here, via audio recordings and archives.

  • Hanbury Hall (NT)

    Hanbury Hall is an elegant William and Mary-style property nestled in the heart of rural Worcestershire. Offering a window into life at the turn of the 18th century, it is filled with wall paintings that demonstrate the birth of Georgian society. The original formal gardens designed by George London have been impeccably restored, and complement the landscaped gardens and parkland.

  • Hellens Manor
    Hellens Manor East Terrace towards Cedar Lawn

    Hellens Manor is an ancient home dating back to the 11th century, packed with period artefacts. It boasts grand interiors, including beautiful historic textiles which have been carefully restored by volunteers from The Arts Society.

  • Eastnor Castle
    Eastnor Castle Eastnor Castle

    This dramatic 19th century revival castle is situated in the foothills of the Malverns. Its interiors are richly decorated with artwork and tapestries. Medieval pieces of armour and fascinating details are found within the opulent bedrooms, lavish state rooms and grand halls; its fine Gothic-style drawing room is unmissable.

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