See Morgan cars being hand-made
All you need are six people with an interest in hand-built cars (well, hand-built anything) and a bit of flexibility re dates. Call Morgan Motors and fix a date for a visit.
Not only are you left to wander through the factory at your own pace (following the marked trail) but you can ask any of the workers questions about what they're doing, etc. This is car manufacturing as you've never seen it: I'm retired - but found they still use hand-machinery and tools at Morgan Cars that I had used as a young apprentice, and thought had long been thrown away! The cars are built to order (look for the customer names and countries they come from).They all have an ash-wood frame, covered by hand-beaten panels - watch the craftsmen wood-working, panel-beating and assembling all the parts.
Interesting showroom of old and new cars at the start - but no "sales-pitch".
- Arts and Culture
Malvern Museum - small but fascinating
Malvern Museum is housed in the gateway to the former Malvern Priory, all that now remains of this Benedictine monastic house apart from the Priory church.
It is a small museum, but interesting with rooms devoted to different periods in Malvern's history: the Medieval period, when the priory was a thriving monastic community; the late eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, when Malvern was famous as a spa town; Victorian times; and the more modern period, when Malvern's claims to fame were Elgar, radar and Morgan cars.
Admission cost £1.50 (GPB) when we visited in August 2006.
- Museum Visits
- Historical Travel
Walking the tranquil hills.
You can collect your thoughts while walking along through the magnificent scenery with fantastic views.
There used to be a cafe on the top of the hill but, sadly, it was demolished. It quenched many a weery travellers thirst for numerous years. you have to bring your own refreshment with you these days.
- National/State Park
- Adventure Travel
- Hiking and Walking
The Malvern Hills are some of the prettiest around and a walk along the top of them is well worth it. The view from the top of Beacon is second to none, you can see for miles around. St annes Well is on the side of the hills, here you can tste natural spring water, the very same that is bottled and seen in shops all over the country. British Camp is a favourite of mine, it is a Iron Age Hill Fort carved out on top of the hill and is fairly intact.
There are more hills to walk over but these are the main ones.
Malvern Hills and the Worcestershire Way
Malvern is at the foot of a very popular hill, or ridge of hills. They are administered as "Common land" by the "Malvern Conservators". During the Victorian heyday of the town various footpaths, of different gradiants, were laid out. Along the ridge, or running close to it, is a long distance footpath. This is the "Worcestershire Way" and is waymarked along the whole of its length. It goes from the most northerly point in Worcestershire, more or less along its westerly boundary and ends at the county's most southerly point. It is about 130/140km, or 70/80 miles long. (It's very difficult for me to know, as whilst I have walked 50 miles, a considerable extension has been added).
- Hiking and Walking
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