Worcestershire beacon, more popularly known as Worcester Beacon, has an elevation of 425 m (1,394 ft) and is the highest point of the Malvern Hills. The Malvern Hills are a group of hills that span the counties of Worcestershire, Herefordshire, and a small area of Gloucestershire. The hills are managed by the Malvern Hills Conservators who preserve the landscape.
The Beacon is shrouded in history as locals used the area as a site to place a signalling beacon. It formed part of a chain of warning beacons to alert people when the Spanish Armada attempted to invade England in 1588. It is popular with walkers and the summit can be reached via its vast network of footpaths. A toposcope can also be found at the top. Officials erected the device in 1897 to commemorate Queen Victoria’s Diamond Jubilee.
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|425 m (1,394 ft)
|SO 7687 4521
|190: Malvern Hills & Bredon Hill