Stanbrook Abbey - Worcester's hidden gem

Stanbrook Abbey in Worcester started out as a contemplative house for Benedictine nuns, but is now a major events centre available for weddings, business meetings and other functions. The restaurant at this stunning red brick Victorian building is open to the public, and serves a fine range of affordable but high-class meals in a laidback setting. Afternoon tea is also available, while snacks can be ordered at the stylish George’s Bar.

Dive into history at Worcester Cathedral

Just three miles away from Stanbrook Abbey is the imposing Worcester Cathedral, built between 1184 and 1504, and the final resting place of King John and Prince Arthur. Magnificent Victorian stained glass illuminates the main building, and there’s an ancient crypt, chapter house, extensive library and medieval cloisters to visit. Tours are available every Saturday throughout the year, and twice a day from Monday to Saturday between April and November.

Get behind the wheel at Morgan cars

The Morgan car factory is located close to Stanbrook Abbey in Malvern and is open for pre-booked tours from Monday to Friday, during which petrolheads and design fanatics can witness master craftsmen and mechanics construct the firm’s famous sports cars from scratch.   Looking for a cheap hotel Near Stanbrook Abbey? Check out Travelodge Worcester Hotel, Travelodge Droitwich Hotel or Travelodge Tewkesbury Hotel, which are all under a 16-mile drive away.