The 10 Best Experiences and Things To Do in Malvern

Where time is yours… embrace the good stuff. Here is our list of the 10 best experiences and things to do in Malvern. 

With proud heritage, quirky literary connections and dramatic landscape, Malvern is an enchanting place for those looking for an escape. Step out of the Cottage in the Wood Malvern and straight onto the Malvern Hills with nine miles of stunning hills. Discover just what makes the area so special, surrounded by pretty towns and villages, vineyards and orchards and sweeping views in every direction.


Enjoy a flat white on the terrace of Cottage in the Wood and take in the view

This is the first on the list of top 10 best experiences and things to do in Malvern and the only way to start the day. Enjoying a delicious Flat White on the terrace at The Cottage in the Wood, whiling away the morning hours taking in the view and breathing in the fresh air before heading off to your next experience or a breathtaking walk on the Malvern Hills.

Experience a sunset or sunrise on the Malvern Hills

It’s well worthwhile hopping out of bed early to capture the beauty of a sunrise from our rooms or terrace, and if you stay with us in the colder months the sun sets earlier than normal so there’s plenty of time to get back to the Hotel for a warming roll top bath before dinner. If you have the time, we would recommend experiencing both the sunrise and the sunset. The sunrise is well worth getting up for and in the Winter you don’t have to get up too early to see the magic of dawn.

Eastnor Pottery

A really fun activity and a chance to learn a new skill. Eastnor Pottery is located within the magnificent Herfordshire Country Estate of Eastnor Castle and is the perfect experience for a creative break surrounded by scenery which is sure to inspire you.

Eastnor Landrover Experience

Enjoy a luxurious overnight stay at The Cottage in the Wood, dine on innovative British cuisine and push your driving skills to new limits with an exhilarating Land Rover Drive Experience at Eastnor Castle.

Stay in a Best or Great room with panoramic Cotswold views. Treat yourself to an evening meal in our award winning restaurant, enjoy a night in splendid luxury followed by an indulgent breakfast before setting off for your Land Rover Drive Experience. Find out more about Land Rover Drive Experiences here.

Astley Vineyard

You don’t need to visit France or Italy to wander around a beautiful vineyard and sample unforgettable wine. Established in 1971, Astley Vineyard is on the top 10 best experiences and things to do in Malvern. It is a boutique Worcestershire vineyard, and their tours and tastings will be running throughout Spring and Summer of 2021. Grab your sunnies and experience the best of British wine before heading back to the Terrace at The Cottage in the Wood to enjoy a glass from our bar.

The Elgar Route

Born on 2 June 1897, during his life Elgar continually drew inspiration from Worcester and the Malvern Hills.

If you’re looking for experiences and things to do on your break later in the year from your hotel in Malvern, we would highly recommend enjoying The Elgar Route. A gentle excursion through the countryside which inspired Elgar to compose some of his greatest music.

Morgan Motor
Morgan Motor

Famous the world over for their unique blend of craft, heritage and pure driving experience, Morgan Motor has been manufacturing quintessentially British vehicles in Malvern, UK, for more than 110 years.

The Morgan Motor Experience is one of our top recommended experiences in our local area, and we always love it when they come to visit!

There’s no better way this Summer to enjoy the sunshine and scenery than hiring your very own Morgan or taking an experience drive around our surrounding area of outstanding natural beauty.

Discover the pretty towns and villages of The Malverns

During your trip to Malvern, we would really recommend exploring the pretty towns and villages of The Malverns including the Victorian spa town of Malvern, the historic market town of Ledbury and the riverside town of Upton upon Severn. Not forgetting the Black and White villages of North-West Herefordshire. You can find more information on the pretty towns and villages of The Malverns here.

The Malverns
Elmslie House
Elmslie House

Elmslie House is an elegant private Grade II listed family home set in the heart of Great Malvern. Hosting music performances, designer-maker craft markets, weekly exercise classes, art exhibitions, seminars and training courses.

An overnight dinner bed and breakfast stay at The Cottage in the Wood

We might be biased, but if you’re looking for hotels in Malvern to explore the local area from, an overnight dinner, bed and breakfast stay itself is a fantastic experience in Malvern, and the perfect place to explore the Malvern Hills and local area from. You can check availability and book your stay right here.