Malmesbury Abbey
Malmesbury Abbey
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Slo01
England, UK264 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
The Abbey that you can see and explore is jus a fraction of what once was. Set in its own grounds in the middle of a beautiful village this is well worth a visit followed by a general exploration of what’s around. Lovely.
Written 3 October 2023
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Peter S
London, UK200 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Couples
Beautiful abbey - still in use but a third of the original size. Gorgeous vaulted ceiling - it’s well worth a visit. The staff are very helpful - one point to be aware of, we went back later in the afternoon to use the café but it had shut for the day. That was 3-30pm on a Saturday so best to check opening times.
Written 30 July 2023
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jenlef0901
Reading, UK12 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Couples
Lovely afternoon visiting Malmesbury and the abbey. The abbey itself is fascinating to discover with lots to look at and information available. It is clearly looked after well by the friendly and welcoming volunteers and includes a sweet cafe to visit with delicious food being served. Well worth a visit.
Written 3 June 2023
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Patric D
Sandbach, UK1,036 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Couples
Enjoyed our visit to this somewhat unusual Abbey.
Why unusual? Well, it is part ruined abbey, and part working church, and the two parts are kind of one and the same.
The Abbey is claerly important to the community and we felt we'd walked into the heart of the town.
Great to wanderr round the church (inside) and the ruins and grounds (outside)
Written 3 June 2023
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BrookeMorales
London, UK1,240 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Business
Take some time out to visit the pretty, little market town of Malmesbury.
Lovely streets, cafes, restaurants, market hall and of course the impressive Abbey.
In the Abbey you will find a quaint coffee shop and (in our case) live violin music.
Afterwards, stoll along the charming river walk.
Written 24 May 2023
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John H
Kingston-upon-Hull, UK125 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 • Couples
Lovely peaceful building with outdoor seating and it's own cafe.
The first king of all of England is buried here,king athelstan and you can see his tomb up close,the porch is also very interesting and has some great stonework,would call again if I was in the area.
Written 19 August 2022
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emileee83
Lower Brailes, UK563 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022 • Couples
The ruins are spectacular, it’s well worth a visit. Pop inside to see the incredible architecture and grave of the first king of England. Fabulous slice of British history.
Written 2 July 2022
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MarcusHurley
Calne, UK9,580 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022
We visited the abbey as part of a trip, mostly to see the Abbey Gardens (private, only open 6 days a year). The abbey obviously borders the gardens so was a great backdrop. The building is in a good state of repair which is nice to see, although most of the original abbey has been looted and demolished. The interior has some lovely stone work and some of the ceiling bosses are still painted.
Athelstan's tomb (a medieval construction I think, certainly not Saxon) is inside and there are information boards on him and Anselm as well as some 15th century illuminated bibles.
Staff inside were very friendly and this felt less dead than most churches I've visited, it felt like it was still a used and useful part of the community so good work to the Malmesbury team there. Lovely little cafe too with fantastic cheese scones!
Written 12 June 2022
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journeymaid48
Fairport, NY1,091 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022
Malmesbury Abbey is a place that I could visit again and again. The church is a monument to England from the seventh century until today. Aethelstan was buried somewhere in the grounds. The library was the finest in medieval England. William of Malmesbury was the librarian and one of the most important of medieval chroniclers. The church was rebuilt as Romanesque by the Normans and later Gothic. The Malmesbury Bible was created there. The Abbey held the Shrine of St. Aldhelm until the dissolution of the monasteries. It is a wonderful place to see.
Written 3 June 2022
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Manfred B
138 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022
The Market Town of Malmsbury is dominated by the now ruined 12th. Century Abbey at its Centre. Only a third of the Abbey has survived.

Visitors can take an easy walk to the Market Cross and Market Square before walking down the Main Road to the Bridge, passing a number of picturesque buildings.

Malmsbury is well worth a visit when in Wiltshire.
Written 30 May 2022
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