Introducing Sir Edward Elgar

Elgar is now universally regarded as a composer of the very first rank, and a growing number of visitors to ‘Elgar Country’ are seeking out his associations with the area.

Elgar was born on 2 June 1857 in Lower Broadheath, and died in Worcester on 23rd February 1934. During his life he continually drew inspiration from Worcester and the Malvern Hills. 

Come along and explore the journey through England’s Premier Composer’s Beloved Countryside.

The Elgar Route is a gentle excursion through the countryside which inspired Elgar to compose some of his greatest music. Without stops, it should take you no more than an hour and a half to complete the route. The approx distance is 35 miles.
You can start and finish the route in the City of Worcester, and begin viewing the Elgar window in Worcester Cathedral. You can also enjoy the ‘Elgar Walk’ around the historic streets of the City.
The Drive takes you past a number of the houses in which Elgar lived and other places with particular Elgarian associations, although it will be necessary to stop and get out of the car to appreciate many of them, particularly in the centre of Malvern.

This website is more than just a guide.
You can find hidden treasures like:

  •  Accommodation, Tea Rooms & Country Pubs
  • Local Clubs & Societies
  • Great Local Retailers
  • Find Taxi & Tour Operators around the Trail
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