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Malmesbury Abbey

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Grand historical abbey in atmospheric setting

An imposing relic with sufficient remaining of the buildings (after the Reformation) to really... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
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England's first king

Did you know that England's first king, Athelstan, is buried in Malmesbury? Well, I certainly... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Gloucester Street, Malmesbury SN16 9BA, England
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

An imposing relic with sufficient remaining of the buildings (after the Reformation) to really impress.

Thank JP3170
Reviewed 1 week ago

Did you know that England's first king, Athelstan, is buried in Malmesbury? Well, I certainly didn't. I'm not normally big on larger places of worship, but this is an interesting Abbey set in an historically rich town. The Abbey itself is a quiet place to...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Took friend to visit the Abbey and a walk around the town. Had lunch there too which is located in the Abbey itself. Lots of information available and history is well covered. Overall a good place for a short visit.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Having had a wander around the town on our way home from the Cotswolds, we decided to have a look around the Abbey as I'd heard it was a bit of a strange construction. I'm no expert, but it looks like the original Abbey had...More

Thank garyhsrvey261
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We earwigged an organised tour and discovered some of the history of this ancient building. The carvings in the entrance are particularly interesting. The Abbey itself is but a pale shadow of its former self. Apparently it was three times the size once with the...More

Thank Rob J
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A beautiful building which has its own cafe and gift shop. Some interesting graves including that of the first person to ne killed by a tiger in Britain

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Reviewed 15 August 2018

We used to live in Malmesbury and on a trip back to Wiltshire we made time to visit this lovely town and it's wonderful abbey. Were it not for the Reformation the Abbey would be even more impressive - less than half the original building...More

Thank Alan Y
Reviewed 15 August 2018 via mobile

Friendly welcome from abbey members.impressive building well looked after and obviously loved.well worth a look around and even a cup of coffee and cake.small gift shop to tempt you. Good photo shoot at amazing carved archway into the abbey.

Thank gailatkin61
Reviewed 13 August 2018 via mobile

Partly destroyed which adds to the history. Renovated around the destruction which makes for an interesting architectural stop. The town itself is interesting and lovely architecture. Nice pub next door to the Abbey.

Thank Tim P
Reviewed 10 August 2018 via mobile

We decided to stop off and visit Malmesbury on the way to Chippenham. We didn't make it to Chippenham, such a lovely little gem of a town. We went to explore the Abbey but couldn't stay as a wedding was about to take place. The...More

Thank Keren Y
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Trudi L
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Response from Latin1954 | Reviewed this property |
Daily from 9-5 but this changes in winter to 9-4
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Response from WelshNZers | Reviewed this property |
We didn't see a dog at Malmesbury Abbey, but assume you mean Malmesbury Abbey House & Gardens which is the adjoining property. I would think that any dog resident at a property open to the public would be friendly.