Visitors on a cottage holiday will be tempted to explore Malvern. At the heart of the hills famed for the pure quality of their water, the town of Malvern has seen a steady trade in visitors since Victorian times, when the healing powers of the water were discovered to economic gain. Today, many wells survive, including the original Holy Well, above Malvern Wells, and St. Ann’s well, near Great Malvern, which can still be visited. Some are ruined, others restored, and still more take a little tracking down, hidden away in the hills and valleys of this most scenic landscape. The success of the spa town saw the creation of some elegant buildings, and modern Malvern still displays a wealth of architectural delights. Some date back long before the discovery of the spa waters; Malvern Priory belongs in the eleventh century, it is a cathedral-like structure with massive Norman pillars and beautifully carved detail. The Malvern Museum is not to be missed and is now housed in the equally stunning mediaeval surroundings of the Abbey Gateway.