Sunday, October 31, 2010

The Worcestershire Beacon

One of my daughters has just moved to Malvern in Worcestershire so I thought I would go for a quick visit before I head back to Oz in a month's time.
On the day I arrived it was a dull, wet and windy day so we had a look around the town. Malvern is a lovely Victorian Spa town set right at the foot of the Malvern Hills. Much of the town retains its original Victorian buildings and many of the residential properties are well maintained Victorian houses. The town is full of small businesses. There are loads of art galleries, framing shops and artists material outlets, along with a large choice of cafes and tea rooms. Of course there were quite a few tourist around as this is a popular tourist destination.
We popped into The Bluebird Tea Rooms and had a cream tea that comprised of freshly brewed tea in a bone china teapot and bone china teacups. There were little triangular shaped sandwiches with the crusts cut off and our choice of filling. To round it off there was a fruit scone, lashings of clotted cream and home made jam of your choice.

Feeling rather full we looked around the town. Here is one of the local hotels

The museum

One of the local shopkeepers who cut some new keys

The Winter Gardens

The next day the sun was out and so we drove to a car park that was already a fair up the Worcestershire Beacon hill. Some of the houses by this car park have great views.

Looking back across the Malvern Hills.

The view to the west.

Here is the beacon.

Later we went to 'The Kettle Sings' for lunch followed by a drive back to the town and a trip around the many antique shops.
It is a great place.


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