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Malvern, Worcester and The Black & White Villages

Discover the picturesque Malvern Hills and explore some of Herefordshire and Worcestershire best attractions, towns and villages on this interesting midweek break based at the delightful 4* Abbey Hotel in Great Malvern

Malvern, the Malvern Hills and the surrounding areas are a uniquely beautiful place offering more than just landscape, with beautiful towns and lovely villages to explore. Come along with us and discover some of the attractions of central England on this five day tour, based at the excellent ivy clad Abbey Hotel in the delightful Victorian Spa town of Great Malvern. See the rolling Malvern Hills, discover the delightful black & white village trail, visit historic Ledbury and Leominster plus the city of Worcester with an included boat trip on the River Seven.




Conveniently located in the centre of Malvern, the Abbey has lovely Victorian architecture beneath its Virginia Creeper clad facade. Commissioned during the growth of the spa town in the mid-19th Century, the hotel has a long history of welcoming guests and provides high levels of comfort. All bedrooms are equipped with television, radio, telephone, Wi-Fi, iron/ironing board, hairdryer, safe and tea/coffee making facilities. The hotel also features a restaurant and a comfortable lounge bar area. Lift to all floors.



  • Accommodation with dinner and breakfast

  • Cruise on the River Severn

  • Guided tour along the Black & White trail

  • Excursions as described in the tour itinerary

  • Return coach travel from your local pick up point

Day One:

We make our way south to Shropshire for a visit to Bridgnorth, a delightful town on the banks of the River Severn that divided in two, a high town and low town that are connected with the only inland funicular railway in the UK. After some time to have some lunch and a look around we continue to Great Malvern and check in to the Abbey hotel, our home for the next four nights.


Day Two:

Today we visit to the ancient and charming market town of Ledbury where you can wonder the cobbled streets and take in the lovely historic half timbered buildings that align the High Street. This afternoon we make our way to the riverside town of Upton-Upon-Severn where you can enjoy some lunch in one of the many restaurants or historic pubs before exploring the historic streets of this lovely town.

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Day Three:

We visit the magnificent city of Worcester with its rich history, culture and architecture and some fascinating places to see including the majestic cathedral, the Royal Worcester Porcelain Museum, the 18th century Guildhall and the timber framed Greyfriars Merchants house, dating back to 1480.

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Day Four

Today we are joined by a local tour guide and take a drive along the Black & White Village Trail, taking in some of the most picturesque villages and beautiful landscapes in England. Together, these villages contain hundreds of black and white timber framed buildings, including delightful cottages, inns and shops all with their own unique charm. At the end of the trail we will have some free time in the ancient market town of Leominster, boasting a wealth of half-timbered and historic buildings plus a plethora of independent shops including some excellent antique shops that regularly feature on prominent national TV show.

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Day Five:

Following breakfast we check out of the Abbey hotel and travel to nearby Ludlow, a thriving medieval market town and an architectural gem with nearly 500 listed buildings. Enjoy browsing the Friday morning market held in the town square, stroll the streets of this historic town or why not visit the Castle, there's plenty to see and do. We depart Ludlow early afternoon and commence our homeward journey.


B=Breakfast Included, D=Dinner Included

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Name Address Contact Details
Abergele Abergele, Bowling Green Bus Stop
Bangor, Nelson Pub Bangor, Bus Stop Opposite Nelson Pub
Bangor, Pontio Centre Bangor, Pontio Centre Bus Stop
Bethel Bethel, Primary School Bus Stop
Bontnewydd Bontnewydd, Bus Stop Near Chip Shop
Bryngwran Bryngwran, School Entrance
Caergeiliog Caergeiliog, Outside Sportsmans Pub
Caernarfon, Campbell Road Caernarfon, Bus Stop Bottom of Campbell Road
Caernarfon, Leisure Cent. Caernarfon, Bus Stop opposite Leisure Centre
Caernarfon, Morrisons Caernarfon, Morrisons Bus Stop
Caernarfon, Waterloo Port Caernarfon, Waterloo Port Bus Stop
Caernarfon, Y Glyn Caernarfon, Y Glyn Bethel Road
Chester Chester, Holiday Inn South Hotel Bus Stop
Chirk Chirk, Moreton Park Garden Centre
Colwyn Bay Colwyn Bay, Railway Station Bus Stop
Criccieth, Medical Centre Criccieth, Medical Centre Bus Stop
Ewloe Ewloe, Outside St David's Park Hotel
Gaerwen Gaerwen, Stermat Car Park
Gwalchmai Gwalchmai, Opposite Clock
Holyhead Holyhead, Bus Stop Outside Ferry Terminal Entrance
Llanberis, Maes Padarn Llanberis, Bus Stop Opposite Maes Padarn
Llanberis, Spar Llanberis, Outside Spar Shop
Llandudno Llandudno, Mostyn Broadway Coach Park Bus Stop
Llandudno Jct. Station Llandudno Junction, Station Hotel Bus Stop
Llandygai Llandygai, Penrhyn Castle Entrance
Llanfairfechan Llanfairfechan, Castle Bridge Bus Stop
Llanfairpwll Llanfairpwll, Pringles Car Park
(Parking not permitted at Pringles car park)
Llanfairpwll Park & Ride Llanfairpwll, Park & Ride
Llangefni Llangefni, Church Street Bus Stop
Llanrug Llanrug, Arvonia Garage
Menai Bridge Menai Bridge, Library Bus Stop
Northop Northop, Red Lion Pub Bus Stop
Oswestry Oswestry, Mile End Services Coach Park
Penrhyn Bay Penrhyn Bay, Post Office
Penygroes Penygroes, Crossroads (Outside Victoria Hotel)
Porthmadog Porthmadog, Tesco Bus Stop
Pwllheli Pwllheli, Bus Station
Rhos on Sea, Cayley Arms Rhos on Sea, Bus Stop Opposite Cayley Arms
Rhos on Sea, Hickorys Rhos on Sea, Bus Stop Opposite Hickorys Restaurant
St. Asaph St. Asaph, Bus Stop Outside Petrol Station
Valley Valley, Opposite Valley Hotel
Wrexham Wrexham, Bus Stand Lord Street
Y Felinheli, St. Marys Y Felinheli, St Mary's Church Bus Stop
Y Felinheli, Victoria Y Felinheli, Victoria Hotel Bus Stop

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