PEOPLE can find out more about ‘The Water Cure and so much more’ during the official Malvern Civic Society’s Town Walking Tour.
The strolls will take place on different day between now and September.
This year is the 180th anniversary of the opening, in the summer of 1842, of Great Malvern’s first Water Cure establishment.
On the walks, people can learn all about the famous history, hearing tales of famous patients and the infamous scandals of the Water Cure, the ‘boffins’ who played such an important part in the Second World War, the life and times of Sir Edward Elgar (local resident and celebrity cyclist), the history of the Priory, the connections with Narnia and the Lord of the Rings – and so much more.
The walks are always entertaining and thought-provoking.
All the volunteer guides are fully trained by the Civic Society. Each has his or her own areas of particular interest, so tour content and routes may vary.
Tours last approx. 90 minutes and start at the Tourist Information Centre, Lyttelton Well, Church Street, Great Malvern, at 10.30am every Saturday and Monday.
Check with the Tourist Information Centre for the latest information and bookings by calling 01684 892289.
Tours are subject to guide availability.
Tickets are still only £5 each (children under 14 go free). A number of tickets for each walk are also available via Ticketsource: https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/malvern-civic-society
Unfortunately, due to the hilly nature of the town, the walks are not suitable for those with mobility issues.
Click below to watch a video about the tours.