Malvern

Malvern, thought to be from the Celtic ‘Moel-Bryn’, meaning ‘bare hill’, is renowned for the Malvern Hills, an eight-mile ridge formed 600 Million years ago and rising to 1,395 feet at the 'Worcester Beacon'.

The British Camp, or Herefordshire Beacon, 1115 feet, is one of the finest earthworks in Britain, built about second century BC.

Malvern is, of course, famous as the source of the pure spring water that led to its pre-eminence (and elegence) as a Victorian Spa town.

Pinnacle Hill, a local landmark

It is also known for Malvern Water, Morgan Sports cars and its close association with Sir Edward Elgar, George Bernard Shaw and the Theatre.

Morgan Sports Cars

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Morgan Sports cars - ready to go!

Edward Elgar

Composer, best known for the Pomp and Circumstance March played traditionally during the Last Night of the Proms concert. He and Lady Elgar are buried in St. Wulfstan’s, Malvern Wells.

George Bernard Shaw

Writer of Pygmalion, the inspiration for the musical "My Fair Lady", who premiered many of his plays before taking them to the West End.

Well Dressing

Well dressing is an ancient tradition in the Malvern area, centred around the May Day Festival.