Formally the gardens of the private house (also known as the Winter Gardens), now the Council House, the park provides a tranquil centre to Great Malvern. Bordered by Malvern Theatres, Malvern Splash Leisure Complex and the Council House, Priory Park is filled with beautiful mature trees and surrounds a large duck pond spanned by a couple of bridges. A Victorian bandstand, built in 1875 and restored in the 1980s, proudly stands in the park and hosts free Sunday afternoon concerts during the summer months.
Many of the trees in the park were planted about 150 years ago when it was fashionable to plant as many exotic trees as possible from other parts of the world in your garden.
A children's playground occupies one corner of the park next to a beautiful wooden carving, created by Tom Harvey from a tree which had to be felled.
For instructions to walk up to the hills please click here.