17th Nov, 2019

Popular Great Malvern - Route to the Hills history trail shortlisted for prestigious awards

THE POPULAR ‘Great Malvern: The Route to the Hills’ heritage trail has been shortlisted in three categories in the Heritage UK Awards.

The project is in with a chance of winning the ‘Must Visit’, ‘Contribution to Heritage’ and ‘Best Family Day Out’ sections on March 25.

The trail was officially launched last year to encapsulate Great Malvern’s rich history through a series of wall and floor plaques, bespoke benches, signs and art installations.

Starting at Great Malvern Railway Station, the route details the area’s past including its unique geology, medieval beginnings, Victorian water cure developments, musical, literary and visual arts and world-changing scientific and technological innovations.

The Heritage Lottery funded project has been led by Malvern Hills District Council and involved nine other organisations.

Coun David Watkins, Chairman of the Project Board, said a lot of time, research and hard work went into the project which has enabled both residents and visitors to connect with the town’s rich history.

“The route has become a lasting legacy for the town which I am confident will be enjoyed for years to come.”

Visit www.visitthemalverns.org/things-to-do/towns/malvern/route-to-the-hills/  for more information.

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