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Great Malvern,Worcester, Black & White Villages

Great Malvern,Worcester, Black & White Villages

A 5 day tour based in Great Malvern, including a guided tour of the Black & White Villages


A 5 day tour based in Great Malvern, including a guided tour of the Black & White Villages

The Worcester Porcelain Museum houses the world's largest collection of Worcester Porcelain. The ceramic collections, archives and records of factory production, form the primary resource for the study of Worcester porcelain and its history.


Hereford Cathedral - A Cathedral dedicated to the martyred King Ethelbert has stood on the same site since Saxon times and is home to a community which has worshipped and worked together there continuously for well over 1200 years. Today’s building contains some of the finest examples of architectural excellence from Norman times up to the present day. The award-winning Mappa Mundi & Chained Library Exhibition is open all year round and is famous for housing both the spectacular medieval map of the world and the cathedral's unique Chained Library. Here the stories of these national treasures are told through models, original artefacts and special exhibitions. 


Day 1

A morning departure from Cumbria for the journey south to Bridgnorth, where we have time for lunch, take a ride on the oldest and steepest inland funicular railway that connects the low town and the high town. From Bridgnorth we only have a short drive to Great Malvern and our hotel the Abbey. Dinner in the hotel.


Day 2

Following breakfast we head to the Hop Pocket Arts & Craft Centre, a centre showcasing local handcrafted goods, before visiting the Weston Cider Mill, here we find out how they make their award-winning brands at the family-owned mill, nestling in the hills of Herefordshire's apple and perry pear orchards we enjoy an informative guided tour, tasting and light lunch. Our day is completed with some free time in Hereford, explore this city on the River Wye, take time to view the cathedral and the adjacent exhibition, based around the Mappa Mundi . We return to Malvern for dinner.

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Day 3

We are joined by a local guide today we tour some of the villages in Herefordshire's beautiful 'Black and White' villages trail. Our route takes in delightful cottages, inns, shops in timber framed hamlets including Dilwyn, Weobley, Eardisley, Pembridge and Eardisland. We have free time in Leominster before returning to Malvern and dinner at the hotel.

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Day 4

This morning we visit the beautiful city of Worcester, time at leisure, see the Cathedral, Greyfriars Merchant House or perhaps the Commandery, telling the story of the local area. After lunch we have an included boat trip on the River Severn before returning to Malvern mid afternoon and some time at leisure prior to our final meal at the Abbey Hotel.

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Day 5

We leave our hosts at the Abbey hotel and travel to Ludlow, a thriving market town renowned as the food and drink capital of Shropshire. Time for lunch before continuing home to Cumbria.


B=Breakfast Included, D=Dinner Included

The Abbey Hotel -  based in Great Malvern in Worcestershire, the setting is one of the most perfect in the country. It is close to a number of interesting and historical cities, yet situated right in the heart of the tradtional English countryside, at the foot of the Malvern Hills. With sensational views of the scenic Vale of Evesham and beautiful Malvern Hills, the hotel offers you a tranquil haven in which to relax and retreat. The Priory View lounge is an excellent place for a coffee, afternoon tea or a nice refreshing pint after your days out. 


All the bedrooms at the Abbey are individual and unique. The hotel has a total of 103 bedrooms, many of which have breathtaking views of either the Malvern Hills or the Vale of Evesham. They also have all the features you would expect including complimentary WiFi access, comfortable working space, Satellite television with 24 hour news channels, hospitality tray, ironing centre and hairdryers.


Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Name Address Contact Details
Appleby The Sands Appleby
Aspatria Car Park beside Spar Aspatria
Brough Monument Bus Shelter Brough
Carlisle Entrance to Sands Centre Car Park Carlisle
Cockermouth Monument Main Street Cockermouth
Dearham Commercial Corner Dearham
Distington Outside Prospect Works Distington
Egremont Conservative Club Egremont
Flimby Railway Station Flimby
Harrington Galloping Horse bus stop Harrington
Keswick Bell Close Car Park Keswick
Kirkby Stephen Market Square Kirkby Stephen
Maryport Outside Coop Maryport
Penrith Sandgate Bus Station Penrith
Shap Village Hall Shap
Tebay Old Services Car Park Tebay
Thursby Bus Stop Thursby
Waverton Bus Stop Waverton
Whitehaven Bus Stop Tangier Street Whitehaven
Wigton Old Bus Station Wigton
Workington Lay By opposite Grahams Travel Jane St. Workington
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