The town of Great Malvern in the Malvern Hills is largely Victorian and originated as a spa village with therapeutic qualities attributed to its spring waters. It was the Georgian whim of 'taking the waters' that transformed Great Malvern into a Water Cure town of repute..
The Malvern Hills are officially designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and are a famous beauty spot, with scenic views over both English Counties of Herefordshire and Worcestershire. The Hills run north/south for about 13km and overlook the River Severn valley to the East, with the Cotswolds beyond. The highest point of the Hills is the Worcestershire Beacon at 425 metres. The hills are famous for their natural mineral springs & wells, and were resposible for the devopment of Great Malvern as a spa in the early 19th century.
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Great Malvern is an impressive shopping destination, thanks to its hillside setting. There are bookshops – both new and secondhand. There are antique dealers, as well as auctions from time to time, not to mention quality furniture, fashion and food. The Malvern lifestyle attracts artists and craftspeople, so you will find some delightful works on show and in shops and galleries.
There is a variety of excellent places for accommodation in the town.
Great Malvern Hotels
FOUR STAR VICTORIAN HOTEL
The Abbey is an AA rated 4-star hotel, situated in the town at the foot of the Malvern Hills in the Worcester countryside and is convenient for many attractions.
Its history dates back to the 1600s and the building retains some outstanding original Victorian architecture. Located in the heart of Malvern,
The Abbey offers outstanding Victorian architecture beneath its Virginia Creeper clad facade. Commissioned during the growth of the spa town in the mid 19th century, the hotel has a long history of welcoming guests and provides the highest levels of comfort demanded by today's traveller.
The location offers easy access to the M5, M6, M42 and M40 and convenience for Birmingham's NEC and airport. Great Malvern Station is a mile away, with direct links to Paddington station.
Enjoy the fine English traditions of service and hospitality for which The Abbey is renowned.
With superb locally sourced food and an 18th-century oak lounge bar, this hotel is nestled in the spectacular surroundings of the Malvern Hills.
The hotel is situated directly opposite the Iron Age hill fort, British Camp, a major landmark with a superb vista from the summit. It is also perfectly positioned for different walks and trails along the hills, or exploring the local area.
The Malvern Hills Hotel serves well-prepared food using the finest local produce. You can choose to dine in the popular lounge bar, or in either of the two charming and stylish restaurants. There is also an al fresco option, with a spacious terrace.
Each guest room is bright and of a good size, all with en suite facilities, a flat-screen TV, and Wi-Fi
This property also has one of the best-rated locations in Great Malvern! Guests are happier about it compared to other properties in the area.