Worcester and The Malverns

For a county long associated with manufacturing, Worcestershire contains surprising pockets of peaceful countryside, which entred on the river valleys of the Severn, Teme, and Avon. Severn falls from the highlands around the Welsh border and passes through quiet farmland on its way to the cathedral city of Worcester.

Worcester itself is famous for three things: gloves, Royal Worcester porcelain, and Worcestershire sauce.

Malvern itself (more properly called Great Malvern), was a popular Victorian spa town, and now hosts an annual drama festival. It’s Hills are one of the most distinctive natural features in Great Britain, as well as being the source of the water that the Queen drinks.