Malvern and the Malvern Hills
Few towns in Great Britain can equal the blend of Architectural charm, tranquility, modern convenience & ease of living found in Malvern.
The Centre of the town has developed around the llth Century Great Malvern Priory. The present building was founded by Benedictine Monks from Worcester Priory on a site belonging to Westminster Abbey and forming part of the Royal Chase. The Solid Norman Pillars bear witness to that time.
Malvern owes its origin to the establishment of the Priory and subsequently the 18th & 19th Centuries, which saw the widespread use of the local, spring -water as a 'cure of all ills'. Discovered over 200 years ago by Dr. John Wall co-founder of the Worcester Royal Infirmary & Royal Worcester Porcelain Company. Me was the first person to analyse the water. His results are remembered to this day in an 18th Century Couplet "The Malvern Water is famous for containing nothinq at
all". Malvern Water is reputed to be the purest water in Great Britain and is now sold worldwide. Many of the original fountains are standing today and some are still for public use.
The architecture of Malvern reflects its heritage with many fine houses and the well manicured Victorian Priory Public Park. Landowners of the Victorian era imposed aesthetically pleasing standards and there is a general feeling of space flanked by the -wooded slopes of the Malvern Hills.
The unspoilt character of Malvern has attracted hosts of painters, writers, crafts people, poets, historians, politicians and musicians. Some of the past patrons of Malvern include George Bernard Shaw, Edward Elgar & Jenny Lind.
To find out more about Malvern go to www.malvernhills.gov.uk
Walking the Malverns
Excellent walking, invigorating air and glorious views on the nine-mile range of the Malvern Hills, which have provided inspiration for many celebrated artists and writers throughout the ages.
Horse riding, cycling and hand gliding are popular in the area together with fishing and boating on the splendid Severn. Britain's longest river, which flows through the county. Shopping in the historic cities of Hereford, Worcester, Cheltenham and Gloucester, antique hunting in the nearby Cotswolds, or just sitting to admire the panoramic views of the Severn and Teme Valleys.
Malvern is set in some of the most spectacular and unspoilt countryside in Britain. The area is provided with public footpaths and bridleways offering excellent walking and riding opportunities
To find out more about Walking the Malvern’s go to www.malverntrail.co.uk
The highly acclaimed Malvern Theatre, which after extensive refurbishment now affords a brand new concert hall, theatre restaurant and cinema, which attracts some of the finest actors of the British stage.
To find out more about Malvern Theatre go to www.malvern-theatres.co.uk
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