Guy Fawkes Gloucester Docks
Posted on 10th October, 2014

Guy Fawkes Celebrations

Celebrate the exposure of one of the most nefarious plots against the government this November and watch the effigies of Guy Fawkes glow in our winter skies with the many firework displays in and around Great Malvern. The first of the two major firework displays in Gloucester takes place at Gloucester Docks on 1st November; known as the Big Bang Fireworks Festival it certainly lives up to its name.  Laser displays, music road shows and side shows compliment the explosion of colours and sounds promised at this popular, charity-based event. On 8th November get yourself over to Cheltenham Racecourse where...

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The Abbey Hotel at night
Posted on 8th October, 2014

Worcester Ghost Hunt

Are you feeling exceptionally brave this Halloween?  If so, then an overnight ghost hunt is a must at Britain’s most haunted location, The Commandery. This Saxon chapel, located beside Sidbury gate, is steeped in history having served as a hospital for over 500 years.  The headquarters for Charles II during the Battle of Worcester, it was also the place where his Royal Commander in Chief, the Duke of Hamilton and his men died from wounds suffered in the conflict.  It is said that the Duke’s spirit now haunts the Solar room according to a recent event where a visitor, arriving...

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bride and groom holding hands
Posted on 3rd October, 2014

Tips for your Big Day

At the Abbey Hotel in Malvern   not only do we have beautiful grounds for your special day, but also a dedicated wedding co-ordinator to put you at ease throughout the whole process. Planning a wedding can be stressful, and with years of experience in the hotel industry we’ve seen a lot of weddings. We’ve compiled a list of our top tips to make the day go smoother for you. These tips are not only for brides-to-be, but also for all those helping with the wedding; as they take on just as much of the stress as the bride and groom....

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Posted on 25th September, 2014

The Morgan Motor Company Tour

Malvern, known for its truly magnificent countryside has another treasure to offer tourists and enthusiasts alike, The Morgan Motor Company. Henry Fredrick Stanley Morgan, affectionately known as HFS to his friends, began by opening a garage business before going on to design the Morgan Three-Wheeler, which he put into production.  To improve sales, HFS entered his car into the MCC London to Exeter trial, won a Gold medal and thus the Morgan Car began its popularity. Over the last 100 years, Morgan cars have developed from the iconic 4-4 to the famous Morgan Plus 8 progressing on to the new...

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The Times Cheltenham Festival 2014
Posted on 15th September, 2014

The Times Cheltenham Literary Festival 2014

“Literature is one of the most interesting and significant expressions of humanity.”  Whether your literary interests are for curiosities of P.T. Barnum or the classics of Shakespeare, The Times Cheltenham Literary Festival is an oasis for all. Shami Chakrabarti, Amit Chaudhur and Sophie Hannah are amongst the Guest Directors of the festival, which runs from 3rd October till 12th.  The Satanic Verses author, Salman Rushdie, and Margaret Atwood, author of The Handmaid’s Tale, will be attending as will David Mitchell who, just ahead of the Festival, will be releasing his new book The Bone Clocks; let’s hope this leads to another...

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