10 Things To Do in 10 Miles of… Malvern Hills

These things to do are great if your staying at Blackmore Camping and Caravanning Club Site or Malvern Hills Caravan and Motorhome Club Site.

3 Miles- Lovells Vineyard

Lovells Vineyard is a family run 13 acre vineyard based at the foot of the Malvern Hills. The vineyard was established in 2010 and now produces over 15,000 bottles of wine a year.  From May to October, Tuesday to Friday between 11am and 4pm you can visit the vineyard. You can also do wine tasting here and there is an on site shop to purchase the wines. They even allow well behaved dogs on site.
2017 prices- Unknown
Dog Friendly 

4.3 Miles- Great Malvern

Great Malvern is a largely Victorian town in the centre of the Malverns built around the priory church built in 1085. The town is still home to many victoriana features such as working gas lamps and still also has many springs and wells in place  dating back to it’s history as a water cure (hydrotherapy) town. Some of the key places to visit are the Priory and the grade 2 listed Great Malvern Station,  St Ann’s well and the Elgar route. The town is now a vibrant shopping hub complete with many antique and furniture shops.
2017 prices- Free

4.6 MILES- Malvern Museum of local history

Malvern Museum is dedicated to exhibiting Malvern’s past, from geological and prehistoric times, until the present day. The museum is in the second oldest medieval building in the area known as the Priory Gatehouse. You can see a mixture of exhibitions detailing the history of  Malvern. They also have large archives of photographs and maps documenting history of the local area. The museum is open between Easter and October.
2017 prices- £2 Adult, £0.50 kids (weekend prices are less)

5 Miles- Priory Park

Formally the gardens of  Priory Mansion, Priory Park provides a tranquil setting in the middle of Great Malvern. Trees and plants surround a large duck pond complete with bridges and a Victorian bandstand. Some summer Sundays see free afternoon concerts hosted here. The park sees exotic trees from various parts of the world following a trend around 150 years ago to plant trees like this. There is a children’s play area and dogs are also welcome.
2017 prices- Free
Dog Friendly, Good for Kids

6 Miles-Herefordshire Beacon

The Herefordshire Beacon is one of the most famous of the Malvern Hills. It reaches 1,109 feet in height. You can park at the bottom of the hill where there is also a local cafe. On a clear day you can see across multiple counties including Herefordshire, Worcester and Gloucestershire. Great for kids and dogs, the Malvern Hills provide a great day out. Some areas are known to be steep but well defined paths guide you up and down the peaks.
2017 prices- Free (pay and display parking)
Good For Kids, Dog Friendly

6.2 Miles- Malvern Hills Geo Centre

The Malvern Hill Geo Centre is the main visitors centre and Cafe for the Geopark Way. Maps in the Centre show the Geopark and its geology, the Malvern Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and the Malvern Hills & Commons. There is also lots of info about the Malvern Hills with digital videos, Ipad displays and wall shows.
2017 prices- free
Dog’s outside only, Good for Kids

7 Miles Worcester Beacon

The Worcester Beacon is one of the most famous of the Malvern Hills and the highest point across the hills reaching 1,349 feet in height. It’s name is based on it’s use as a signal fire point during the Spanish Armada. The hill kicks off from right behind the main shopping street in Great Malvern and you can climb past St Ann’s Well to reach the peak which is about a 40 minute steep climb. The Beacon affords an extensive view that reaches past Birmingham to Cannock Chase, as well as reaching across several counties.  Cathedrals of Worcester, Gloucester and Hereford can be viewed on a clear day. 
2017 prices- Free 
Good For Kids, Dog Friendly

9 Miles Croome Park

Croome park is now a National Trust site but was once a secret wartime air base. At the centre of the grounds is Croome Court, a grand house once owned by the earls of Coventry. Today the house is filled with arts and crafts which tell the story of it’s past. Temples and statues fill the lands surrounding the park and there is also an RAF themed play park for kids. what was once the old RAF base has now been restored into the visitor centre and museum.  You can get food and drinks on site and dogs are welcome with several facilities in place just for them.
2017 prices- £10.90 Adult, £5.45 Child, £27.25 Family- 
Good for kids, Dog friendly 

9.4 Miles Worcester

Worcester is a 100,000 population city just outside the Malvern Hills.  It is known for  Royal Worcester Porcelain, composer Edward Elgar as well as Lea & Perrins Worcestershire sauce. Worcester is home to an impressive Anglican Cathedral. It’s old city walls still remain in some places. It is home to 3 parks and 2 large Woodlands as well as some newer award wining structure such as the Hive, which is a joint public and university library and archive centre, heralded as the first of its kind in Europe.
2017 prices- free

9.5 Miles- Eastnor Castle

Eastnor castle sits at the foot of the Malvern Hills. The grounds not only include the castle, but also include an extensive deer park, arboretum and lake. You can visit the castle itself or you can walk the grounds with their many trails and walks. For kids there is an Adventure Playground, a Knight’s Maze, Junior Assault Course and Land Rover Mini Off Roaders. There is an onsite tea room. Dogs are not only allowed in the grounds, but also the Castle and you get given dog waste bags on arrival. There is also an off the lead zone. The site is open from Easter up until September.
2017 Prices- £11 Adult, £7 Kids, £30 Family. (Ground only prices available also)

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