Area Guide

Malvern area guide

The stunning spa town of Malvern has a population of around 30,000. Nestled at the foot of the Malvern Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty the town is famed for its spectacular outlook.

Situated nine miles southwest of Worcester and surrounded by beautiful scenery, this is a popular choice for nature lovers, cyclists and those looking for a more relaxed pace of life.

Local amenities

Malvern offers everything you would expect from a town of this size. The high street boasts a mix of big brand high street stores including Waitrose, and several independent art and interiors shops.

Malvern has a theatre, cinema, leisure centre and ice rink as well as numerous parks, gardens and museums. There is a range of good schools, including 4 well-regarded independent schools in the local area.

Leisure and pleasure

The nearby Malvern Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty offer some of the most spectacular views in the Midlands, with over 100 miles of footpaths and bridleways for walkers and cyclists to explore.

Worcestershire Golf Course is on the doorstep, and nearby Worcester offers premiership rugby and top-flight cricket. The local Three Counties Showground hosts over 200 events during the year.


Unemployment in this area is low compared to the national average, and falling.
Wages are rising in the area. With so many companies attracted to this part of the Midlands, migration to the area is a continuing trend.

Development work taking place to the east of the M5 at Worcester will bring thousands of jobs to the area, increasing the appeal of this as a base.

Travel links

Malvern is located around 11 miles from junction 7 of the M5 and 13 miles from junction 8. Ross-on-Wye can be reached in around 40 minutes and onward into South Wales. Travel to Birmingham Airport takes around an hour by car.

Served by two railway stations, direct trains run to Worcester, Hereford, Birmingham, Bristol, Oxford and London Paddington in under 3 hours. Public transport runs throughout the town.

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