Malvern is located in Worcestershire. This spa town has been well known for its bottled water since long before bottled water became a modern fad. In fact, its water has been famed since 1622. During World War II, Malvern was selected as an evacuation location from London. This picturesque town is bordered by the Malvern Hills and has been designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The nine mile range of hills that soar up to 425m above sea level certainly have something to do with that. Outdoor enthusiasts will also certainly enjoy the 100 miles of walking baths that make Malvern so popular for cycling as well as walking.
Malvern in Worcestershire is often dismissed as just your typical quaint little English town, barely worth a mention, as people (wrongly) presume that because the town is so small that little has happened. In reality, Malvern has enjoyed a rather colourful history, and has housed more than a few unusual characters in its time.
When the Ethiopian Emperor Haile Selassie (also known as Prince Ras Tafari who subsequently inspired the religious movement Rastafarianism) was exiled during the course of the Second World War when the Italians invaded Ethiopia it was Malvern where he spent much of his time in exile. From here, he penned his propaganda denouncing the Fascist movement, and pleaded for peace among all nations.
It was also during the second world war that most of the UK government found itself relocated from London to Malvern in a bid to prevent German bombers from having too adverse an effect upon the British war effort.
Malvern has also been the source of inspiration for two well known authors, J R Tolkein and C.S. Lewis respectively both of whom when spending some time relaxing in Malvern strolling around the hills, were struck by the majestic beauty of the landscape around them.
Why not soak in some of the historical landmarks of the town of Malvern as well? Eastnor Castle, whilst the land itself was purchased in the 17th century, it was not until two centuries later in 1810 that the castle as it stands today was actually completed.