Michael Portillo visits Malvern and tours the Holywell

Michael Portillo visits Malvern and tours the Holywell

Popular BBC2 television programme Michael Portillo’s Great British Railway Journeys visited Malvern. Mr Portillo is led on journeys across Great Britain by his Bradshaw’s Guide– a Victorian publication which featured the most interesting parts of Victorian Britain. Malvern’s Victorian Water cure is mentioned strongly in the guide and this led Mr Portillo to visit the original source at the Holywell, as it was taken by train to the Great Exhibition in London to be displayed in a magnificent 10 tonne fountain. It was here that Queen Victoria partook of the water and the Royal family’s long association with Malvern Water began. Click here to see the video