About the location
Pershore 3.9 miles; Bredon Hill 3 miles; Tewkesbury 6.7 miles; Upton upon Severn 7.2 miles; Cheltenham 14.6 miles; Malvern 15.7 miles;
The thriving village of Eckington lies in a loop in the River Avon in beautiful countryside of the Vale of Evesham in southern Worcestershire, close to the border with Gloucestershire. The village boasts two lovely country pubs, a well-stocked shop and numerous lovely walks in all directions with the Wychavon Way and Millenium Way both passing close by. The riverside town of Pershore boasts a magnificent Norman Abbey, Georgian architecture and a good range of shops and eateries. The surrounding countryside is famous for fruit growing and market gardening, whilst just south of the village is Bredon Hill, providing home to the remains of an Iron Age Hill Fort, as well as Roman earthworks and a number of ancient standing stones. The pretty country town of Upton upon Severn lies on the banks of the River Severn and boasts a variety of delightful 17th century buildings and attractive shops, including 'The Pudding Shop', along with traditional inns, cafes and its very own museum. It also plays host to many annual festivals, including Jazz, Folk and Blues Festivals, as well as the Sunshine Music Festival. This thriving small town has its own marina, a vineyard and well-stocked farm shop at the local fruit farm, plus the town’s medieval church, which is now a Heritage Centre, is topped by a striking 18th century cupola, known locally as 'The Pepperpot'. The beautiful Worcestershire town of Malvern, and the dramatic Malvern Hills. An Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the Malvern Hills offer 100 miles of footpaths and bridleways, and form a 9 mile range of ancient rock. The Great Malvern Food Festival in June is well worth a visit, as are the many events at the Three Counties Show Ground and the Malvern Theatre, which welcomes productions from the West End and the Royal Shakespeare Company. There are many National Trust properties and open gardens in the area, as well as outdoor activities to suit all abilities and the many unspoilt towns and villages of the Cotswolds. Tewkesbury has a stunning 12th century abbey, many museums, a Heritage Centre as well as a plethora of individual shops, tea rooms, restaurants, pubs and wine bars. The town plays host to country and farmers' markets, musical events and Vintage and Food Fairs throughout the year. The regency spa town of Cheltenham boasts historic Georgian architecture and an incredible range of shops, cinemas, theatres, restaurants, pubs and visitor attractions. Other festivals in this vibrant town cover literature, jazz, science, cricket, food and drink and comedy to name but a few! The racecourse plays host to the annual, world famous Gold Cup races, as well as numerous other horse racing events throughout the year.