Local Area

The Malvern Hills

An area of richly contrasting landscapes famed for mineral water springs. The eight mile ridge comprises of rock formations of outstanding geological interest and contains some of the oldest rock in Britain. You can enjoy the open countryside climbing to the highest point at Worcestershire Beacon or enjoying the quiet ramblings along the wooded slopes.

The British Camp

An Iron Age hill fort located at the top of Herefordshire Beacon in the Malvern Hills. The hillfort is protected as a Scheduled Ancient Monument. Believed to have been constructed in the 2nd century BC. A norman castle was built on the site. The extensive earthworks are still visible. The height of the summit is 1,109 feet (338m). Please click here to watch a video titled Britain's Best Views: The Malvern Hills by Martin Wainwright (ex-Guardian journalist).

The Plume of Feathers is unfortunately now closed.

The Robin Hood - short 10 minute walk away.

The Farmers Arms, Birtsmorton - a 2 mile walk around the back lanes.

Coobe Green Mission Room in Birtsmorton

A green lane from The Turbles leads to Castlemorton Common.

Castlemorton Common - a SSSI recognised for its geological and botanitcal importance.

Castlemorton Common

Malvern Priory

Castlemorton Common

Castlemorton Common

Gullet Quarry - a wild and beautiful starting point for exploring Midsummer Hill and Eastnor.

Gullet Quarry - some of the oldest rocks in England are exposed.

Gullet Quarry

Castlemorton Common

The Mill Pond - an ideal place for a picnic.

The Mill Pond.

Places to Visit in Welland

  • Lovells Vineyard - A family run vineyard in Welland producing white, rose and sparkling wines including the ‘Elgar’ range.

  • St Wulstans Nature Reserve - a great place to walk your dogs.

  • Welland Steam Rally - Friday 27th July - Sunday 29th July. The Welland Steam and Country Rally is held every year over 3 days, on the last weekend in July.
    The rally is organised by the Ross-on-Wye Steam Engine Society Ltd. The Rally first started in 1964 by a handful of Steam Engine enthusiasts in Ross-on-Wye and it has grown and developed since then. It is now one of the largest and most respected events of its type in the country. For many years the Rally was held in Ross, from there it moved to Much Marcle, then Upton, and in 1993 it finally settled on its own 100 acre site in Welland, Worcestershire.

  • Car boot - held throughout the summer months in Welland (weather permitting). All sales are held on a Sunday, on the Parish field. Gates open at 10am

  • Just Clobber - in St James Church, Welland. Tuesdays 10am-1pm. Tea, coffee and cake. Toys, clothes, books, crockery and more.

Places to Visit in Great Malvern - a spa town famous for Malvern water.

  • Great Malvern Priory (open 9-5 everyday)

  • Museum of Local History - Located in the Priory Gatehouse. A small museum often likened to the tardis! Open 31st March - 31st October 10:30am-5.30pm.

  • The Theatre of Small Convenience - the smallest theatre in the world. Shows last 5-10mins. No booking required, just turn up between 2-5pm on a Saturday (Wed-Fri during holidays). Closed Jan, Feb and sometimes March.

  • Malvern Theatre and Malvern cinema - A major centre for the arts in the West Midlands.

  • Priory Park - a pleasant park behind Malvern Theatre.

  • St Anns Well - on the eastern slope of the Malverns above Gt Malvern town (but be warned it is a steep climb!). There is a Cafe but please check opening times. At the moment they are open Fri 11.30am-3.30pm, Sat & Sun 10am-4pm.

  • Edward Elgar's grave - Sir Edward Elgar lived much of his life around Malvern and is buried in Little Malvern cemetery. The Elgar Birthplace Museum is nearby in Lower Broadheath. Elgar is buried, next to his wife Alice, in the small graveyard of St Wulstan's Church in Little Malvern. He and his wife lived for many years in Great Malvern.

  • Morgan Motor Company - guided tours must be pre-booked. Lots of our guests have been on the tour and everyone has recommended it.

  • Malvern Hills Geo Centre - official visitor information centre for the Geopark Way

  • Little Malvern Court & Gardens - a 15th century Prior's Hall adjacent to Little Malvern Priory.

  • Philip Serrel Auctioneers and Valuers - as seen on TV!

Places to visit in Upton upon Severn - an attractive riverside town with numerous pubs and eating places which attracts many visitors.

  • Severn Leisure Cruises - river cruises along the River Severn.

  • Severn Expeditions - a family run Day Boat Hire business, both self-drive and skippered boats available for day hire

  • Upton Riverside and The Ham - head south from Upton bridge and continue to The Ham along Dunn's Lane.

  • The Pepperpot - medieval church tower where you can now find Tourist Information

  • The Pudding Shop - traditional sweet and savoury steamed puddings and other niceties! Easily missed. Can be found in Backfields Lane (ask someone).

Place to visit in Ledbury - a thriving market town with a number of timber framed buildings.

Three Counties Showground - over 250 days of country shows and events throughout the year

Eastnor Castle - Georgian castle surrounded by a deer park, arboretum and lake.

Croome Court - A National Trust property. Capability Brown's first complete landscape design.

Places to Fish

Castlemorton Tump The site of a small, long abandoned medieval motte and bailey castle.