3 Counties Trip

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3 Counties Trip

Leave the site travel only 8 miles south towards to Great Malvern see the magnificent scenery of the hills as you approach. Take the A38 at roundabout 3rd exit A4440, next 1st exit A449 into Malvern and park explore the many places of interest.

Malvern

At the foot of the Malvern Hills, a pretty Victorian spa town in Worcestershire, full of natural beauty and medieval architecture with lots of must see places to visit and explore.

The Great Malvern Priory of medieval architecture, massive Norman pillars, tiles designed by the monks, the huge east window, and misericord seats carved with entertaining scenes plus many more treasures.

The Abbey Gateway, Malvern’s medieval jewel a 19th century building housing the Malvern museum. With exhibits of local history and insight into 19th century era of water cure plus a section on wartime radar which was developed here.

The St Ann’s Well is a quaint site to explore the well and relax with a cuppa from the café.

Visit the hillside shopping centre and discover details of Elgar and much more.

Malvern Priory

Malvern Priory

Malvern Museum

Malvern Museum

Malvern Hills

Malvern Hills

Continue journey to Ross on Wye travel south turn left A449 travel for 19 miles at roundabout 3rd exit A40 next 1st exit stay on A40 next 3rd exit B4260 arrive plan for a couple of hour stop over. Need to take a stroll to the independent shops, picturesque streets and market square with its market hall.

Ross on Wye

Ancient market town in Herefordshire looked over by the river Wye and surrounding beautiful countryside, known as the gateway to the Wye Valley. Birth place of the British tourist industry, in the early days there was boat trips in the Wye Valley known as the Wye Tour. The many old Tudor buildings are of historic interest from the 17th century, half timbered Tudor houses and the several restored Alms houses. Located in the 17th century Market house is the heritage centre, also well worth a look is the 700 year old St Mary’s Church not to be missed and in the grave yard stands the Plague Cross. In the town are several statues, two of which are near the river bank, so why not take a stroll down the riverside, taking in the magnificent scenery and wildlife, look for Wilton Bridge.

Wylton Bridge

Wylton Bridge

Ross on Wye

Ross on Wye

Ross-on-Wye

Ross-on-Wye

Continue journey to Monmouth just 11 miles, travel south turn left on B4260 at roundabout 2nd exit A40 after 9 miles at roundabout 3rd exit A466 stay on it until reaching Monmouth. Again to get the full benefit of the visit allow couple of hours to stroll around.

Monmouth

A traditional country town in Monmouthshire Wales, situated where the rivers Wye and Monnow meet, a tourist centre at the heart of the Wye Valley. Many places of interest, St James square within the medieval town walls, Tudor buildings and the War Memorial at the side of a Indian Bean Tree, with so many listed grade II buildings and churches. Worth a visit are the castle ruins and the Medieval Bridge over the Monnow River also take the walk  down the riverside.

Monmouth Castle

Monmouth Castle

St James Square

St James Square

Monmouth

Monmouth