This is Great Malvern Priory - please come in and look around!
The Priory was founded in 1085. Glorious medieval glass windows light the nave, the reredos is adorned by late 19th Century glass mosaic, and broad Roman-style pillars and arches run through the interior. There is a wall of well-conserved ancient ceramic tiles, some dating back to the mid 1400s, and the monks' seats (Misericords) are still in place below the High Altar. The tower houses 10 bells of varying ages. See more about the Priory's history here.
The serene graveyard includes the grave of Charles Darwin's daughter, Anne, who died at the age of 10 in 1851, probably from tuberculosis. You can see her grave under the large tree on the right.
The Great Malvern Priory continues to be an active place of worship in the parish of Great Malvern. It is part of the Church of England, and is also known as the Parish Church of St Mary and St Michael.
If you continue up the main road, Church Street, in front of the Priory you will find the Tourist Information Office on your right towards the top of the hill. Walk on further and you will find your way onto the hills for some wonderful walks with stunning views.
For walking instructions to get up to the hills please click here