Worcester & The Malverns

Sights and scenery of Worcester and The Malverns

The perfect combination of historic sites and rolling hills make this tour a trip for the visual sense. Take Worcester, a pretty city of museums and galleries with its cathedral sitting proud on the banks of the River Severn, there’s heritage galore in and around the city, from Tudor times to Edward Elgar’s birthplace. Equally as pleasing on the eye are the Malvern Hills where charming Victorian spa towns and historic priories merge with fine art collections and outstanding scenery in this not surprisingly Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Tour Inclusions

  • Guided tour of Worcester Cathedral – an important monastic Cathedral
  • Elgar’s Birthplace – The Firs (NT)
  • See the largest collection of Worcester porcelain at the Museum of Royal Worcester
  • Hartlebury Castle & Guided tour of Hurd Library & Bishops' Palace
  • Dramatic ruins with beautiful gardens at Witley Court & Gardens
  • Guided tour of Great Malven’s Priory
  • Madresfield Court
  • Eastnor Castle – an enchanting castle at the foot of the Malvern Hills
  • Executive private coach hire
  • 4 nights half board accommodation

From £639
per person

based on two sharing in a twin/double room, with a minimum of 30 passengers travelling in a specific month

Suggested Hotel

Worcester Whitehouse Hotel

  • A great location in the heart of Worcester
  • Attractions within walking distance
  • Traditionally furnished, comfortable bedrooms
  • Restaurant and bar
  • Indoor heated swimming pool, steam room and sauna

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


  • Worcester Cathedral
    The river severn worcester

    The city of Worcester is best known for its majestic cathedral. The building was begun in 1084, although its history dates back to the 7th century. Architecturally magnificent, it has an ancient crypt, royal tombs, medieval cloisters, a 12th century Chapter House and stunning stained glass which dates back to the Victorian era.

  • The Firs (NT)

    The birthplace of Sir Edward Elgar in 1857, The Firs is a charming cottage housing a museum dedicated to the great English composer of ‘Land of Hope and Glory’. Overlooking Elgar’s beloved Malvern Hills, the cottage features personal memorabilia, a modern visitor centre, and a delightful garden perfect for reflection.

  • Museum of Royal Worcester

    Home to the world’s biggest collection of Worcester porcelain, the Museum of Royal Worcester charts the 250-year story of this famous porcelain brand in the place it was made. Beautiful Georgian, Victorian, and 20th-century room settings showcase the exquisite porcelain pieces, while an audio tour shares tales of the factory.

  • Hartlebury Castle
    Hartlebury Castle Exterior 6 sml

    A former home to the Bishops of Worcester for over 1000 years, today Hartlebury Castle makes for a fascinating visit, showcasing Worcestershire’s history. The Bishop’s Palace offers up talking portraits and opulent State Rooms as well as the Hurd Library, quite unique with its original shelves from 1782 and a fine collection of books. Much is revealed in captivating tales about former occupants during the guided tour. This former manor house also features delightful grounds, including an historic moat and a perimeter walk.

  • Witley Court & Gardens (EH)
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    Discover the grand and fascinating ruins of what was once one of the great country houses of England. Originally a medieval manor and then a Jacobean mansion, Witley was dramatically remodelled in the mid-19th century in a grand, Italianate style before being completely devastated by a fire in 1937. Today, the ruin remains deeply evocative of Victorian grandeur, and the formal gardens have been beautifully restored.

  • 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.

  • Madresfield Court

    Set in picturesque rural Worcestershire at the foot of the Malvern Hills, Madresfield Court has been in the same family for over 900 years. Rich in history with records dating back to 1120, this stunning building is home to fine examples of Arts and Crafts decoration from the 1880-1920 period, which celebrated craftmanship and design inspired by nature.

  • 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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