The Malvern Walking Festival

The Malvern Walking Festival

The Malvern Walking Festival has been an annual event for the past 13 years and offers walks of varying length and difficulty. This post covers the 2016 Malvern Walking Festival that started on Saturday 28th May and finished on Sunday 5th June with walks ranging from a 1-mile heritage walk around Malvern to an energetic 31-mile walk along the Worcester […]

Malvern Well Dressing Annual Event

Malvern Well Dressing Annual Event

Malvern Well Dressing is held May Bank Holiday and has a different theme each year. Anyone can get involved in Malvern Well Dressing, so membership to Malvern Spa Association who organise the event is not a requirement. Anyone wanting to get involved simply completes a form requesting which water site they wish to ‘dress’ and the Association chooses individuals on a first, […]

Bewdley Georgian Town

Bewdley Georgian Town

Bewdley is a lovely Georgian Town that sits on the river Severn, is the gateway to the beautiful Wyre Forest and is a great place to start a picturesque train journey on the Steam Valley railway. Bewdley is described as one of the most perfect small Georgian towns in Worcestershire. Bewdley Town There lots to do in Bewdley, including lovely river walks, and […]

Ledbury Market Town

Ledbury Market Town

Ledbury is a quaint Market Town to the west of the Malvern Hills that dates back to the 11th century, with an original Market House, an impressive Norman Church and the Feathers Hotel that is steeped in history. Ledbury is a thriving Market Town with many independent shops and boutiques that provide an interesting shopping experience, and there is a Country […]

Worcestershire

Worcestershire

Worcestershire borders the counties of Herefordshire, Shropshire, Staffordshire, West Midlands, Warwickshire, and Gloucestershire. Two major rivers flow through Worcestershire – The River Severn and the Avon. Worcestershire was the heartland of the early English kingdom, absorbed by the Kingdom of Mercia during the 7th century. Leading up to the Norman conquest, the Church, supported by Worcester […]

City of Worcester

City of Worcester

Come and visit the University City of Worcester and enjoy its interesting architecture, fascinating history, exciting sporting venues and vibrant shopping The City of Worcester is best known for its impressive Cathedral, the world renowned Worcester Porcelain museum, it’s famous Worcestershire Sauce and New Road Cricket Ground. City of Worcester Cathedral The city of Worcester has one of England’s loveliest cathedrals. It has the royal […]

Three Counties Showground Events

Three Counties Showground Events

The Three Counties Showground is just 1.5 miles from Orchard Side Bed and Breakfast in Hanley Swan. It is the same distance from Malvern. About the Three Counties Showground Agricultural Society The Three Counties Showground Agricultural Society works for rural industry, the environment, and countryside life and is a registered charity. The society is committed to the support of farmers, growers, […]

Upton Upon Severn

Upton Upon Severn

Upton Upon Severn is a picturesque town that sits alongside the River Severn. Upton Upon Severn is a small lively town that sits on the river Severn just a few miles from Malvern and the lovely village of Hanley Swan. Upton Upon Severn was founded in 897 and until the latter half of the 20th century, the bridge at Upton […]

Great Malvern Victorian Town

Great Malvern Victorian Town

Great Malvern is a lovely Victorian spa town that is steeped in history and architecture, with the added backdrop of the magnificent Malvern Hills. Great Malvern today, offers spectacular walking on the Malvern Hills, an impressive Priory, culture and entertainment at the Malvern Theatre, the popular factory tour of the iconic Morgan sports car, and plenty of history to immerse your self into. Back in the […]

The Hanleys

The Hanleys

Hanley Swan is part of The Hanleys and sits within the parish of Hanley Castle The community of the Hanleys spreads over two villages from the River Severn to within 2 miles of the magnificent Malvern hills. Hanley Castle named after a 13th-century castle that is long since gone is centred around a church of Norman origin and a 17th-century pub […]