Culture, heritage and nature come together in The Malverns. This uniquely beautiful place has more to offer than just landscape, since there is always something happening in the area. There are towns and villages to explore, whilst their festivals and wide choice of events will give you reasons to visit time and again throughout the year.
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.
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.
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.