Nearby & Things to Do

Malvern Hills

Malvern Hills is just over three miles away from the site, with plenty of walks available in one of the most beloved countryside spots in England. The sprawling hills are accommodating for all age types and both new and experienced ramblers alike, with visitors either able to embark on a quiet stroll along its floral meadows, or engage in a blood-pumping hike along its ridge. For a day out seeing all that the hills have to offer, set out on the ‘End to End’ linear walk that stretches from Chase End at the South to North Hill, letting you view all of the hills’ summits.

Malvern Theatres

This famous theatre offers new shows or the latest movies. You can also explore the wider Great Malvern, the beautiful winter gardens and the historic spa town that’s a designated conservation area with its unique architecture and historic relevance.

 Great Malvern Priory

Formerly a Benedictine monastery and now an Anglican parish church. The breathtaking church sits centrally in Great Malvern. Its known for its exceptional display of 15th-century stained glass, and holds the largest collection of medieval wall and floor tiles in England.

 Morgan Motor Company 

The authenticity of Morgan, one of Britain’s longest established motor manufacturers, has remained unchanged for more than 110 years: from design and engineering, to craft and manufacturing, through to sales and tailoring, every Morgan is designed and built to be as individual as its owner.

Here you can take a look at a variety of British sports cars, book a tour around the factory, or indulge in test days of some magnificent motor vehicles.

The Three Counties Showground

A 20-minute drive offering shows throughout the year such as the Spring Show, Royal Three Counties Show & Malvern Autumn Show, and in November through to January Winter Glow. Be sure to check out what’s on and book your tickets accordingly.

Leigh Sinton Coarse Fishing Lakes

Hop, skip and jump and you are here. Our meadow gate takes you straight to these beautiful coarse fishing lakes. Purchase a day ticket and fish, or just take a stroll around the beautiful woodlands with views of the hills.

Canoe & Kayak Hire

Canoe & Kayak Hire including return trip on Severn Valley Railway

River Severn – Canoe and kayak hire prices include all equipment & train ticket for Severn Valley Railway Full day: £40 per person Full day group sessions with instructor: £50 per person. (Minimum 6 people) Kids 13 years old and under are half price, 14 and older are full price. We don’t offer a half day for the River Severn, as even the shorter paddles take a while inclusive of the River Severn Railway trip returning you to your start location.

Food & Drink

Food & Drink in our village of Leigh Sinton and nearby Great Malvern

The Royal Oak Inn (01886 832787) is a 20-minute walk from the site, with this quaint village pub being the nearest to Bluebell Retreat.  Sit outside in their courtyard garden and enjoy the ambience.

The Old Dough Hook (07969 460863) is a van located in front of the pub, providing wood-fired pizza cooked right in front of you (Friday’s only).

Leigh Sinton Chinese and Thai Takeaway (01886 833024)

Great takeaway food conveniently located in the village – https://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/Restaurant_Review-g186423-d7758008-Reviews-Leigh_Sinton_Chinese_And_Thai_Takeaway-Great_Malvern_Malvern_Hills_Worcestershire.html

The Fold (01886 833112) is a five-minute drive from the site, with this local artisan village featuring a cafe, independent shops, an organic farm shop, and nature trails. Be mindful that it’s closed every Sunday and Monday.

Malvern Lounge (01684 561809) is a 10–15 minute drive offering a variety of cocktails, wines, beers, and spirits, while in the same distance

 The Red Lion (01684 564787) provides an Asian fusion menu with delicious Thai food.

Gallery 36 (Belle Vue Terrace) hidden away offering delicious tapas (01684 562272)

The Foley Arms HotelFoley Arms (Wetherspoon pub) offering amazing views over Worcestershire & the Cotswolds on its large outdoor eating/drinking area. (01684 580350)

The Fig ‘tapas’ restaurant, tucked away along Church Street. (01684 569909)

St. Ann’s Well Cafe. One of only 2 cafes tucked on the hillside within walking distance from Belle Vue Terrace, Great Malvern. Offering vegan cakes, coffees and teas with views (01684 560285)

A local farmers market is held on the third Saturday of each month (9am-2pm) set in the beautiful grounds of ‘The Malvern Priory’ Great Malvern selling local produce and unique arts and crafts.

Local Towns & Villages

  • Ledbury with stunning black and white architecture and bygone alleys with one of the best independent high streets in the country packed with places to eat drink and shop in.
  • Upton-upon Severn as its name suggest sits by the river and has pubs and many music festivals to enjoy from blues to folk and pop.
  • Tewkesbury is famed for its  history and hosts a medieval festival with re-enactment battles.
  • Gloucester with its cathedral and cloisters famed in the Harry Potter series of films, as well as the old docks with a maritime museum.
  • Cheltenham offers regency grandeur and the home of the Gold cup and hosts a number of events throughout the year. Including the biggest literary festival, music, jazz and many more festivals.

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