This page tells you how to get here and what there is to do when you're here. Scroll down for directions, events and local attractions.
How to get here:
From the North
Travelling from the North it will take you approximately 15 minutes (given a clear run) once you have left the M5.
- Exit M5 at Junction 7 and at the roundabout turn right towards Worcester A44 (following brown signs to Malverns and Three Counties Showground).
- Turn left at next roundabout towards Malvern (A449) (still following brown signs to Malverns and Three Counties Showground). This is the A4440.
- Go straight over the next roundabout towards Malvern (A449) (following brown signs to Malverns and Three Counties Showground). This road is still the A4440.
- Go straight over the next roundabout towards Malvern (A449) and the brown signs. Drive over the River Severn still on the A4440.
- Turn left at the next roundabout towards Malvern and Ledbury A449 (following brown signs to Malverns and Three Counties Showground).
- Enter Powick and after the filling station on the left hand side, bear left towards Upton-upon-Severn B4424 and drive through Callow End.
- Continue for another 2 ½ miles on this road until you come to the Riverside Caravan Park on the left hand side. Portocks End is just after this on the right hand side.
From the South
Travelling from the South it will take you approximately 20 minutes (given a clear run) once you have left the M5.
- Exit M5 at Junction 8 onto the M50. Once on the M50, take the first exit onto the A38 towards Malvern, following the brown signs to Malvern and Three Counties Showground.
- At the first roundabout turn right towards Malvern and Worcester and at the second go straight over still following signs to Worcester and Malvern (A38).
- Drive along the A38 for about 2 ½ miles. After passing the Blue Bell Pub on the right, take the next main left turning towards Upton-upon-Severn (A4104).
- Drive past the Marina on the left hand side, go over the river and turn right at the mini roundabout towards the Three Counties Showground and the Malverns (B4211).
- Follow this road and continue through Hanley Castle , bearing right at the bend (B4209 to Malvern Wells goes off to left). At the next junction (for Great Malvern) go straight on (now on the B4424) and continue for about ¾ mile, past the woodland on the left and over the hill. Portocks End is on the left hand side before the Riverside Caravan Park .
On turning into the drive bear left towards the big house, not the bungalow or barn conversions.
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Regular events in the Malvern Hills area:
Town & Village Markets
- Hanley Swan - cafe & local market one Saturday each month. 10am to 12noon in Hanley Swan Village Hall
- Tenbury Wells - Each Tuesday & Friday. The Round Market.
- Malvern - 3rd Saturday each month from 09.00 - 14.00. Abbey Road by the Abbey Gateway.
- Knightwick - 2nd Sunday each month from 11.00 - 13.30. The Talbot at Knightwick.
- Welland - 3rd Sunday each month from 11.00 - 14.00. Welland Village Hall.
Country Markets (WI)
- Malvern - Each Friday from 09.00 - 11.00. Lyttelton Rooms, Church Street.
- Tenbury Wells - Each Tuesday am. The Scout Hut by the swimming pool.
- Malvern - Guided walk around Victorian Malvern narrated by Malvern Civic Society guides. Saturday at 10.30am and Sunday at 2.30pm from April to September. Duration approx. 1.5 hrs. Start point and tickets: Malvern Tourist Information Centre.
Bands in the Park
- On the Bandstand in Priory Park, Great Malvern each Sunday from 2.30pm to 4.30pm during Summer months.
Antique & Flea Fairs
- Antique Fairs - 1st Sunday each month (usually, can vary). Three Counties Showground.
- Flea & Collectors Fairs - 3rd Sunday each month (usually, can vary). Three Counties Showground.
Little Malvern Court & Gardens - 01684 892988
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The Malvern Hills, Elgar's Birthplace, The River Severn.
The Commandery Civil War Centre in Worcester was the Royalist headquarters at the Battle of Worcester in 1651 and is now the country's only museum telling the story of the England's Civil War. Open daily throughout the year: Monday-Saturday 10.00am - 5.00pm. Sunday 1.30pm - 5.00pm
Royal Worcester Visitor Centre and the Museum of Worcester Porcelain gives an insight into this world famous porcelain industry founded in Worcester in 1751. Factory tours available Mon. to Fri. except during factory holidays. Manufactory and Museum tours available 7 days a week. Tel: 01905 23221.
Worcester Cathedral towers next to the River Severn and offers architecture and Christian heritage. Dating from 1084, it is the burial place for King John of Magna Carta fame. Open daily 7.30am - 6.30pm. Tel 01905 28854/21004.
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