2018 Festivals, Tourists, Visiting ‘To Do’ in Malvern- Worcestershire.

British Summertime and that old chestnut.  Hold on to your horses though, ditch the ‘brolley’ with the first strike of Sun. We are all very excited with very little to wear, the garden needs doing but we want to head out. The kids need to keep busy, happy and intrigued. Explore, walk, ramble and dream of the great British Outdoors- even better, get to planning the best things to do in Malvern, get the car and “lets go!”.

Fondly we’re in love with Malvern. What more could you ask for? A drop by for the perfect weekend, in the beautiful Victorian town is nestled in Worcestershire. The serenity and prosperity that Malvern offers, being An Area of Outstanding Beauty and national treasure were largely brought by the Victorian travellers who flocked to the town for the ‘water cure’.

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The biggest fan of Malvern Water is in fact; Her Majesty that Queen. Queen Victoria, Edgar, were also very drawn to the area and we can see why. The rock formations and walkways, back onto Hereford, further still are the sloping Welsh Hills. Malvern Town Centre & Worcester although short miles apart; really captivate everything you’d expect t from a Victorian town. Bustling with antiquity, modern touches and quaint charm filled streets are scattered throughout Malvern and Worcester City Centre.

From fine food, artisanal producers, bars and independent shops, great local accommodation in the one and only, the majestic town of Malvern! Its nestled with lots of energy and there are some cool popups and constantly evolving Music scene in Upton, Jazz festivals, Open Concerts and Live Music events cross throughout the year.

Marlbank Inn, A Country Pub with Open Fires, Real Food! 

We know we’re the best country pub, and were being reasonable here as we know what we produce on our menu. It’s homemade, and we have been diligent, daily made, from stocks to pies all the way to the dough.

The Three Counties ground drive lots of visitors to Malvern, they are peanut butter and jam-packed with lots of events and really offer super days out. There’s Dog Shows, RHS Malvern and more.

Spiral out in the nights in the Pubs, spend quality time with the family, indulge in the snug, meet the Ramblers, the local settlers, dreamers and adventurists!  There’s a place for everyone in Malvern and we’d love for you to visit our Country Pub,

For weekend breaks to Malvern, staying with us or visiting our country pub, why not call us for more info!

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Cheltenham Gold Cup Day

On 16th March 2018 the Cheltenham Gold Cup takes place at Cheltenham Racecourse. It is the climax of the entire jump season and arguable one of the best racing days of the year. The day always has an amazing atmosphere as the horse charge up the famous hill, followed by a lively evening of entertainment in the Final Flight Bar and The Centaur. Both the Guinness Grandstand and Best Mate Enclosure are already sold out, so be sure to buy your ticket soon to avoid disappointment.

British Asparagus Festival

Started in 2006, the British Asparagus Festival takes place over two months and celebrates the growing, harvesting and eating of delicious asparagus. Taking place in the Vale of Evesham from Sunday 23rd April, you can enjoy asparagus related events such as The Great English Asparagus Run, the Asparagus Family Colour Fun Run and the Asparafest Music and Food Festival.

Cheltenham Jazz Festival

Cheltenham has become one of the country’s best-loved jazz festivals, seeing over 20,000 music fans getting into the festival spirit every year. Based at Monpellier Gardens on the May bank holiday weekend, the festival features a feast of free outdoor music, a selection of food and drink stalls and family fun activities. With performances from a mix of international jazz icons, and up-and-coming new artists, it makes for the perfect weekend for jazz lovers.


On Thursday 5th April, the Three Counties Showground in Malvern will once again be hosting CountryTastic. It will be an action-packed day with plenty of indoor and outdoor activities for children of all ages. Headlining this year’s show is farmer Adam Henson, from BBC Countryfile and the Cotswold Farm Park.

Whichever festivals and events you choose to attend around Worcestershire in the coming months, be sure to book in at The Abbey for a comfortable place to stay. Book at least 3 days in advance and save up to 20%, we’ll also give you a free drink of your choice as a thank you for booking direct.

Morgan Factory Visit

Malvern Hills

The Malvern Hills are a cutaway away from the Marlbank Inn.  and offer a huge variety of walks with spectacular views. There are a number of car parks over the hills or the number 44 bus runs from outside the Manor Farm pub to the foot of a number of paths up the hills.  A walking and cycling map for Malvern and the hills can be found here. For more serious walkers OS maps can be purchased online of from walking shops in Great Malvern.  We also have some copies of maps and walking routes available to guests in our site office.  There are a number of pubs and tea shops around the hills to break up the walking.

Severn Valley Railway

The Severn Valley Railway is working steam railway which runs from Kidderminster station to Bridgenorth.  It is a lovely day out, you can get on an off the trains at different stations on the route and visit there locomotive museum or walk between some of the closer stops.  It is a great visit for photography enthusiasts with lots of great photo opportunities as along the picturesque route alongside the river Severn.  Fares on 2/11/14 for unlimited travel and museum entry were £18 for adults, £16.50 for seniors and £11.50 for children but check the website for up to date prices and to get a discount for booking in advance.

West Midlands Safari Park

The West Midlans Safari Park  holds over 165 exotic species with a 4 mile drive through safari.  The park also has a large adventure theme park, walk through adventure trail and African village.  The park is a 17 mile, 30 minute drive from the glamping site.  Current prices are around £15 for adults and £10 for children but check and book in advance for discounts

Morgan Car Factory

The Morgan Car Factory have been making their classic vintage sports cars at their site in Malvern for over 100 years.  The factory do guided tours where you can see the craftsmen at work on Monday – Thursday and Friday Mornings which can be organised through the contacts on their website. Prices are £12.50 for adults and £7.50 for children. The factory is a 10 minute, 5 mile drive from the glamping site.

Worcester City

Worcester is a historic cathedral city with a spectacular 12th century cathedral which featured on the old £20 notes.  The city still has a number of old Tudor buildings including the Commandery which is a museum about the civil war and free admission Tudor House museum. The city has a good range of shopping with large departments stores and many small boutiques on pedestrianised streets. The growth of the University in recent years has also led to Worcester developing a vibrant night life with lots of restaurants, pubs, bars and clubs to suit all ages and tastes. Other activities in the city include a visit to the Royal Worcester Porcelain museum , Worcester Race CourseWorcester Cricket ground or a walk along the river.  The glamping site is a 30 minute, 2 mile river walk to the city center, or a five minute drive or bus ride.