2021 is all about the UK staycation and many people are searching for the best destinations to visit this year. England is packed full of beautiful destinations and little hidden gems that are perfect for a weekend break or longer holiday. Nestled in the centre of England’s three counties, Malvern is an excellent spot for a holiday all year round.
Steeped In Culture And History
There aren’t many towns in the UK which have quite as much character and uniqueness as Great Malvern. It is known for being an ancient spa town and the rich history can be felt all throughout the area. Malvern is famed for its natural spring waters, and visitors have been flocking to the area since medieval times. The Benedictine Monastery in the centre of the town, also known as the Malvern Priory, dates back to 1075 and is today used as an Anglican parish church. The Priory is a stunning building with interesting architecture, and stands tall next door to the Abbey Hotel.
Great Malvern sits in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and it is clear to see why. The Malvern Hills offer some beautiful walking trails and viewpoints across Worcestershire and beyond. No holiday to Malvern is complete without a walk up to the peak of the Malvern Hills, and there are many different trails to suit all abilities. From the top, you can look down across Worcestershire, Gloucestershire and Herefordshire, and you can easily spot The Abbey which is nestled at the foot of the hills.
Malvern is home to many quaint, independent stores and unique stalls which are wonderful to explore. You will find The Malvern Bookshop just down the road from The Abbey on Abbey Road, which features five rooms filled with second hand and antique books. Carry on along the road, and you will come across plenty more fine, local stores which are ideal for a spot of shopping on your holiday.
A Quiet Pace Of Life
Escaping the hustle and bustle of big cities is usually the main goal of many holiday makers. Great Malvern offers a quieter destination, without being too far off the beaten track. With direct train lines from Birmingham and London, and excellent road links, getting to Malvern is easy. Once you arrive, you will instantly feel the relaxed vibe of the town, which simply can’t be replicated in busy hubs.
If you are looking for the perfect place for your UK holiday, then be sure to check out everything that Malvern has to offer. The Abbey Hotel is in prime position in the town of Great Malvern, nestled in at the foot of the Malvern Hills, next door to the famous priory. You can stay in four star luxury and enjoy comfortable en-suite bedrooms, full English breakfast and a free drink when you book direct. Find out more and book online here.
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