Posted on 14th May, 2019

Malvern On Foot – Why Malvern is the perfect car-free destination

If you’re looking for the perfect summer location where you can ditch the car and explore the British surroundings by foot, then Great Malvern is the perfect place. Leave the hassle of long car journeys at home, get your walking boots out from your dusty cupboard and see what Malvern has to offer while the weather is sunny! Travelling around without a car may seem like more hassle than it’s worth, but with the right planning and destinations, it can score you many benefits. Read on to see our top things to do around Malvern without the help of your car to get there.

Getting to Malvern

Great Malvern is easy to get to no matter where you are in the world. There are direct trains from London Paddington, Birmingham New Street and Hereford to Great Malvern Station. The Abbey is set in landscaped gardens next to Malvern Priory, with stunning views over the Vales of Evesham and the Malvern Hills, it’ll be hard to not spot us.

Things to do around Malvern

  1. Great Malvern Food Festival

For the ninth year running, the annual Great Malvern Food Festival hits the town on 27th May 2019, attracting around 6,000 food loving visitors. The festival will play host to over 60 carefully selected artisan market stalls, supplying the best locally sourced food and drink from a 50 mile radius.  Selling everything from local cheese and English wine to locally distilled gin and pastries and cakes. Get your friends and family together for this free event and feed your hunger with the very best food around.

  1. Malvern Hills

Great Malvern is famously known for being at the foot of the Malvern Hills. The Malvern Hills not only offers beautifully unique landscapes but a chance for explorers to discover some of England’s finest countryside. As the sunny weather is approaching, it is the perfect opportunity to forget about driving, mobile phones, social media and television to take some time out to take in the peaceful nature Malvern has on offer. From The Abbey’s doorstep, you can follow the walks and trails and get lost into the beautiful countryside. Between April and September, you can join a 90-minute guided tour led by Malvern Civic Society guides, who have a wealth of knowledge about Malvern’s history and culture. Tours start from the Tourist Information Centre at the top of Church Street. See more information about guided tours in Great Malvern here.

  1. Malvern Theatres

Located on the foot of the Malvern Hills, Malvern Theatres is a popular destination to both locals and tourists to the area. The famous theatre boasts 800 seats and shows a programme of top touring drama and musicals. If you’re planning a visit to Malvern this Summer, then be sure to take some time to head to the theatre. The upcoming shows include, The Keeper, Birmingham Royal Ballet, and Aladdin. Don’t leave your stomachs empty; indulge in a delicious main and dessert at The Priory View Restaurant before heading off to the Malvern Theatre. For more information, click here.

  1. Malvern Male Voice Choir

Malvern Male Voice Choir began in 1922 as a male quartet and has been growing in numbers ever since, now becoming one of the most prominent choirs in the three counties. The choir consists of around thirty members and always welcomes new comers to share their enthusiasm and talent for singing. The Malvern Male Voice Choir is hosting their annual concert at Holy Trinity Church on Saturday 18th May 2019. Tickets cost £10 and under 18s go free. For more information click here.

  1. The Abbey Hotel

The Abbey is the perfect base to explore all the different events and activities in Malvern. Nestled in the Malvern Hills, The Abbey has spectacular views across the Vale of Evesham. Book your stay with us at least 3 days in advance and save up to 20% off our best flexible rate. Our Advance Purchase Rate includes, free full English breakfast on all mornings during your stay, free drink of your choice at the bar – as a special thank you for booking direct. Book your stay now and have something to look forward to this Summer.

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