A Worcestershire town has been named among the best spa towns in the UK for restoration and relaxation in 2024 in a list by the Independent.

Great Malvern has been described as “pretty” and The Malvern has been highlighted as a place to stay should you visit.

If you’re looking for a relaxing getaway, Malvern could be the place for you – let’s take a look at what the Independent said about the village.

What the Independent said about Malvern

Speaking of Malvern in the list of the UK’s best spa towns, the Independent said: “Tucked away in the Severn Valley, pretty Great Malvern was revered for the purity of its natural spring waters and spawned a hydrotherapy industry in the 19th century.

“This attracted the big names of the day, from Charles Darwin and Charles Dickens to Florence Nightingale. Now you can sip the water from the Malvhina fountain in the centre of town.”

When recommending somewhere to stay, the newspaper added: “The Malvern has an indoor and outdoor hydrotherapy pool, a suite of steam rooms, saunas, a salt grotto and treatments, including the Aleksandrowicz method massages.”

Rooms are available from £171 a night.

You can see the full list of the UK's best spa towns via the Independent website.

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The Malvern is praised on Tripadvisor with a rating of 4 out of 5 stars from 1,220 reviews.

One reviewer praised the rooms, staff and food at The Malvern, writing: “Rooms are clean and food excellent. Staff always generally friendly and helpful.

“Will be booking again for next year. Special mention to Fiona, Ollie and Isma who made our stay even more enjoyable. See you in 2024.”

Another said it felt as though nothing was too much trouble during their visit, saying: “Excellent experience from the moment we walked into The Malvern - front of house staff very welcoming and helpful - nothing too much trouble - great cocktails, food, spa facilities, treatments and room - would highly recommend- thank you for a fab couple of days.”