After a two-week holiday in Great Malvern I have never been more impressed with a town I have visited!

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MY wife and I have recently returned from a two-week holiday in Great Malvern and I have to say that I have never been more impressed with any town and any area that we have visited.

Everything lived up to its reputation. We stayed in Barton Cottage in Mathon, which was a delight.

Malvern itself was beautiful and historic, the lady at the tourist board could not have been more helpful, the hills are picturesque and full of character, and the overall impression was of cheerful bustle merged with serene content.

I have one thing to add. None of the brochures we consulted mentioned the greatest asset Malvern has: the friendliness and politeness of its people.

Every single person we spoke to was friendly.

On one occasion we stopped the car to allow a bevy of teenage schoolgirls cross the road, and every one of them smiled and thanked us. That in itself is a cause for compliments.

There is a lesson there that the rest of this beleaguered country could learn from.

We were more than impressed. Thank you, Malvern, Worcestershire and Herefordshire for restoring our faith in the essential decency of people.

Cathy and Malcolm Archibald

Elgin

Scotland

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11:24am Thu 7 Aug 14

Karl Hunderson says...

Unlike Elgin. I spent hours trying to find the marbles and every time I asked for directions to them I was greeted with rudeness.
Unlike Elgin. I spent hours trying to find the marbles and every time I asked for directions to them I was greeted with rudeness. Karl Hunderson
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7:00am Tue 12 Aug 14

Malcolm Archibald says...

Hi Karl

The Elgin Marbles are in the British Museum in London. If you asked for them in Elgin, people may have believed you were being sarcastic. They were named after the Earl of Elgin, who relocated them from Greece (then part of the Ottoman Empire) to the UK, rather than the town itself.
Malcolm
Hi Karl The Elgin Marbles are in the British Museum in London. If you asked for them in Elgin, people may have believed you were being sarcastic. They were named after the Earl of Elgin, who relocated them from Greece (then part of the Ottoman Empire) to the UK, rather than the town itself. Malcolm Malcolm Archibald
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