Great Malvern

Great Malvern is an area of Malvern, Worcestershire, England. It lies at the foot of the Malvern Hills, a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, on the eastern flanks of the Worcestershire Beacon and North Hill which are easily accessed from the town centre. It is the historical centre of the town and is a designated a Conservation Area in recognition of the special architectural and historic interest of the area. It is the location of the headquarters buildings of the of Malvern Town Council, the governing body of the Malvern civil parish, and Malvern Hills District council of the county of Worcestershire, England, and a number of the town's amenities including the Malvern Theatres complex, a park, a swimming pool, a library, and a large indoor and outdoor sports facility.

It is the original main urban centre of the area of Malvern, Worcestershire that began with the founding of an 11th century priory. During the 19th century, it became a popular centre for hydrotherapy and swelled to include the bordering settlements of Barnards Green, Little Malvern, Malvern Link with Link Top, Malvern Wells, North Malvern, and West Malvern, and often referred to collectively - along with the hills - as The Malverns. In 1900 the former urban districts and towns of Great Malvern and Malvern Link were merged and form the current (2009) six wards governed by Malvern Town Council.

Belle Vue Island in Great Malvern is the finishing point for the Worcestershire Way, a waymarked long-distance trail that runs 31 miles (50 km) from Bewdley to Great Malvern.

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Great Malvern - Notable People
... Charles Darwin's daughter, is buried in the graveyard of Malvern Priory ... Edward Elgar, composer, taught in Great Malvern ... Haile Selassie, emperor of Ethiopia, visited Malvern during his 1936–1941 exile, staying at the Abbey Hotel ...

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