Stone cottage in Cotswold village of Broadway, Worcestershire.


For many visitors to the U.K., a trip to the Cotswolds is a must. It's quintessential England - rolling green hills, small villages made up of stone buildings, and bucolic pubs full of ales, sleeping dogs and pork scratchings. The very far eastern reaches of Worcestershire lie within the Cotswolds, so a few months ago … Continue reading Broadway

Looking towards The Wyche from the Malvern Common, Worcestershire, England.

The common

The old saying goes 'Never judge a book by its cover', but I'll admit I'm occasionally guilty of that. The Malvern Common sits between the township of Great Malvern and the suburb of Malvern Wells, in an area called the Lower Wych. It's a big tract of open land, that's hugely popular with dog owners … Continue reading The common

Tiled cross on the floor of Holywell, Malvern Wells, Worcestershire, England.


One of Malvern's great claims to fame is its abundance of natural springs and the 'healing' benefits that water apparently brings. It's what saw Malvern grow from a sleepy hamlet to a thriving town in the 19th century. As I've mentioned previously, there are wells scattered all over town and residents and visitors are free … Continue reading Holywell