Malvern (England)

Malvern is a spa town in Worcestershire. It has been famous for its bottled water since 1622.

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The Blue Plaque Trail

is a more recent addition and points out the residences of some of the towns more famous visitors and citizens. These include the scientists Charles Darwin and John Cockcroft, the writer C.S. Lewis, famous nurse Florence Nightingale, the house where Franklin D. Roosevelt convalesced with polio as a child and the hotel Haile Selassie (Emperor of Abyssinia) fled to after Mussolini's invasion in the late 1930s.

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The Malvern Hills

are the area's most obvious asset with the 425 m (1,394 ft) Worcestershire Beacon rising directly above the town of Great Malvern. Further to the south, British Camp remains a brilliant example of an ancient Iron Age hilltop fortification with spectacular views across Herefordshire and the Vale of Evesham.

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Great Malvern Priory

is a former Benedictine monastery (built c. 1075) and is by far the oldest building in the mainly-Victorian town, providing a focal point in the town centre. The medieval architecture remains largely intact is one of the area's most beautiful buildings.

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The Nags Head

Notable among the pubs in the town, was voted Britain's [ Pub of the Year in 2008] and features as many as 16 real ales on tap all year round .

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Malvern Theatres

are situated in the Winter Gardens, and play host to a wide variety of touring national theatre productions.

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The Winter Gardens

are a beautiful civic park in the town centre, featuring a band stand and ornamental lake.

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Morgan Motor Factory

is a famous British sports car manufacturer, resident in Malvern Link.

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Malvern Springs

are dotted all over the hills, providing clean water on tap for free.

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About Malvern (England)

On their first visit to Malvern, visitors can easily find themselves getting lost due to the number of places bearing the name 'Malvern'. This stems from the fact that the town of 'Malvern' used to consist of several separate settlements, and that it is still surrounded by a collection of villages on the slopes of the Malvern Hills. These villages are known as 'The Malverns' (as are the hills) and consist of: '''Great Malvern''' is the main town, with the historic Priory Church, a few shopping streets and most of the civic amenities. '''Malvern Link''' is a smaller settlement to the north, lying along the main road to Worcester, also featuring a nice common and old Victorian architecture. '''Malvern Wells''' is a small village south of the town, famed for its spring water. '''West Malvern''' is the only part of the town on the western face of the hills and overlooks Herefordshire. '''North Malvern''' is a small village to the north of the town. '''Little Malvern''' is a small village to the south featuring a lovely church.

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