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Morgan factory tour #581675
16/06/19 01:23 PM
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Warren NJ USA
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Hi Guys very excited as coming from the US in a week to London and just bought tickets to the factory tour and was looking for a recommendation for a nice hotel near the factory.Also anybody have any recommendations on things to see or visit on the drive from London to Malvern.I have a 2000 Morgan plus 8 that i have owned for 13 years and always wanted to go to the factory.


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Re: Morgan factory tour [Re: SAE] #581676
16/06/19 01:35 PM
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Have never stayed near the factory.
Assuming you are driving the Windsor, Stonehenge or Avebury could be en route.


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Re: Morgan factory tour [Re: SAE] #581677
16/06/19 01:40 PM
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Warren NJ USA
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Yes driving thanks for the suggestions


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Re: Morgan factory tour [Re: SAE] #581682
16/06/19 02:09 PM
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I'm assuming you'll take the M40 and cut through the northern Cotswolds, an area worth exploring if you like pretty stone villages. Off the M40 is Oxford, which might appeal, and to the north near Woodstock is Blenheim Palace, a spectacular country house and Churchill's birthplace.
Why not make time to explore the Malvern area itself? Drive around and/or walk on the hills--public access, lots of paths and benches, fine views. In the south portion near Wyche Cutting is a good Iron Age hill fort (British Camp). Over the hills are the picturesque town of Ledbury and lots of Herefordshire countryside.


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Re: Morgan factory tour [Re: SAE] #581693
16/06/19 03:10 PM
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Don`t forget the Morgan tour takes a couple of hours. The Elgar route is good if you are interested in music. The British Camp is a spectacular Iron Age Fort. Weston`s Cider Mill at Much Marcle is fascinating and does a good lunch in the restaurant. Worth looking up the English Heritage and National Trust websites to see what is in the areas you are travelling.


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Re: Morgan factory tour [Re: SAE] #581695
16/06/19 03:16 PM
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Driving and cell phone tips. If using at&t, get the $10 a day euro plan. Phone will work fine. However, the gps/map function will delay a bit so youll keep missing your turn on roundabouts. Garmin gps was superior.
If you drive the m40, you'll miss what makes the uk great. Take your time and drive the a or b roads. Just look right versus left!
South of malvern near Bristol is thornbury castle. The manager's grandfather worked for morgan. A once in a lifetime place to stay.

Re: Morgan factory tour [Re: SAE] #581696
16/06/19 03:26 PM
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Look up Hotels in Malvern as I think that there are one or two close to the factory.
The tour remains fascinating even after numerous visits

Re: Morgan factory tour [Re: SAE] #581697
16/06/19 03:54 PM
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Originally Posted By SAE
Hi Guys very excited as coming from the US in a week to London and just bought tickets to the factory tour and was looking for a recommendation for a nice hotel near the factory.Also anybody have any recommendations on things to see or visit on the drive from London to Malvern.I have a 2000 Morgan plus 8 that i have owned for 13 years and always wanted to go to the factory.


A 10 mile drive from the factory is the Feathers Hotel in Ledbury.
Well worth your consideration.

www.feathersledbury.co.uk


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Re: Morgan factory tour [Re: SAE] #581701
16/06/19 04:15 PM
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The Premier inn in Malvern is a reasonably priced overnight stop with an onsite restaurant for breakfast and evening meals.


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Re: Morgan factory tour [Re: SAE] #581706
16/06/19 04:32 PM
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The Abbey Hotel in Malvern is good and close but a little more expensive than the budget hotels.


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