Heritage Open Days event to celebrate the culture of the Malvern Hills District

A series of tours, markets and events are being held across the Malvern Hills District as part of England's largest festival of history and culture.

Held from 10 to 19 September, Heritage Open Days is a national celebration of England's heritage. This year's theme will be 'Edible England', with several local farms hosting visits.

The local events have been organised by Malvern Civic Society and Malvern Hills District Councils provided a grant of £400.

There will be guided tours of such landmarks as the Great Malvern Priory, Little Malvern Priory, Beauchamp Community, Great Malvern Railway Station and the Council House.

For those that can't attend the tour at the Council House, a virtual tour is available on the council's YouTube channel.

Other walks will give visitors the chance to explore Great Malvern Town, Malvern Link, Knapp and Papermill, Malvern Victorian Cemetery, Rose Bank Gardens, as well as walk alongside Alpacas in Hanley Castle.

Visitors can also enjoy a pint at Hopshed Brewery's tap room, take a tour of Weston's Cider. or pick up local produce at Teme Valley Farmers' Market and Great Malvern Farmers' Market.

Cllr Daniel Walton, Portfolio Holder for Economic Development and Tourism at Malvern Hills District Council, said: "Heritage Open Days is a great opportunity for us to celebrate our district and the wonderful landmarks we are lucky to enjoy. The event is also a chance to support businesses, whether it is paying a visit to a local brewery or picking up groceries at a farmers' market, there is plenty to do".

Most events are free, please visit www.ticketsource.co.uk/malvern-civic-society to book.

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