Restaurants, Cafe’s and Takeaways

Restaurants, Cafe’s and Takeaways

The Swan Inn in Hanley Swan – 01684 311870 The Swan Inn is a two-minute walk from Orchard Side Bed and Breakfast and offers breakfast, lunch and fine dining. To avoid disappointment please table and please note food is NOT served on Sunday. During the summer there is a beautiful garden where you can enjoy a relaxing drink, […]

Nature Reserves to visit near Orchard Side Bed and Breakfast

Nature Reserves to visit near Orchard Side Bed and Breakfast

Brotheridge Green Nature Reserve This reserve was a former railway track and embankment for the railway between Upton upon Severn and Malvern. This decommissioned railway has been colonised by grassland, scrub and young trees to provide habitat and wildlife for all seasons. As you enter the reserve from the road bridge you descend into a […]

Local Walks around Hanley Swan

Local Walks around Hanley Swan

Many guests who visit Orchard Side Bed and Breakfast come to enjoy and explore the beautiful Malvern Hills and the surrounding area. There is so much to see and places to visit around Malvern, but sometimes, it’s nice to leave the car behind and simply get out into the countryside and experience the local area. […]

Tewkesbury Medieval Town

Tewkesbury Medieval Town

Tewkesbury has a rich heritage that spans more than 1000 years and the town’s architecture reflects the many periods of prosperity within the town. Tewkesbury has a mix of half-timbered medieval houses, Tudor buildings, Georgian properties and Victorian homes all sitting side by side. The town was once linked by a network of 90 alleyways that weaved in […]

Morgan Cars Still Build in Malvern

Morgan Cars Still Build in Malvern

Henry Frederick Stanley Morgan bought his first motor car in 1902 at the age of 21, designed and built his own car in 1909, and went into production a year later. Click here to read Morgan Motor’s history to the Second World War Morgan Auto to the present day With the Second World War over, many skilled workers returned to rejoin the factory […]

Morgan Motors British Family Run Business

Morgan Motors British Family Run Business

Morgan Motors based in Malvern assembles by hand around 1300 cars a year and employs about 160 craftsmen. Morgan Motors visitor centre and museum exhibit the company’s history and there is a very popular guided tour of the factory showing the manufacturing process of this iconic sports car. The founder of Morgan Motors was Henry Fredrick Stanley Morgan, who was born in the village of […]

The Malvern Hills Habitat

The Malvern Hills Habitat

The Malvern Hills habitat is a semi natural land where a number of birds, rare animals and butterflies are found. Managing these areas to safeguard the Malvern Hills habitat means conservation is really important and there is a Wildlife Advisory Group comprising of people with eminent experience in specific fields of natural history. Aside from the common species that we will cover, there are some […]

The Malvern Hills Inspired Sir Edward Elgar

The Malvern Hills Inspired Sir Edward Elgar

Edward Elgar was born in Worcestershire and lived in and around Malvern and the Malvern Hills for many years. Edward Elgar was a renowned composer and it was the Malvern Hills that inspired many of his well-known compositions. From age 55 he lived in view of the Malvern Hills and was routinely seen cycling around the surrounding countryside and village lanes […]

The Malvern Hills History

The Malvern Hills History

When you come and visit the Malvern Hills and Common you will be impressed with the diverse terrain and the breathtaking scenery. Interestingly the Malvern Hills contains some of the oldest rocks in Britain and their craggy outline is reminiscent of the uplands further west into Wales. They have been described as a mountain range in miniature […]

Malvern Hills Worcester Beacon

Malvern Hills Worcester Beacon

The Malvern Hills Worcester Beacon is the highest summit offering magnificent views. The Malvern Hills Worcester Beacon referred to locally as ‘The Beacon‘, is the highest point of the Malvern Hills at 425 meters (1,394 ft/ 425m)  The Malvern Hills run about 13 kilometers (8.1 mi) north-south along the Herefordshire – Worcestershire border, but the Worcester Beacon is itself entirely within the county of Worcestershire and is […]