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Malmesbury Abbey

Holloway, Malmesbury SN16 9BA, England
+44 1666 82666
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Identity slightly confused

We came here yesterday and found ourselves wondering whether we were in a church or a coffee and... read more

Reviewed yesterday
York UK
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Very historic part-ruin

Malmesbury Abbey dates from the 12th century but only part of it continues as an active church as a... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Winchester, United Kingdom
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Holloway, Malmesbury SN16 9BA, England
+44 1666 82666
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We came here yesterday and found ourselves wondering whether we were in a church or a coffee and gift shop. There was nowhere to sit quietly and reflect on the beauty of the Abbey as the secular activities encompassed and dominated the whole building. Perhaps...More

Thank TrishYorkUK
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Malmesbury Abbey dates from the 12th century but only part of it continues as an active church as a sizeable part collapsed over time. It’s well worth a visit if only to imagine what this grand Abbey may have been. The Abbey has a bookshop...More

Thank tomwO6177GV
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely small but very old abbey to visit. It has amazing history & located in an equally amazing village - free to enter but pls donate generously for the upkeep.

Thank five.obies
Reviewed 1 week ago

What a lovely little town with some independent shops which make a pleasant change from normal towns and cities. The Abbey was amazing and the lady volunteers were charming, friendly and helpful. The cafe inside the Abbey served delicious food and coffee (the coffee and...More

Thank Daisydog1952
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was the weekly playgroup meeting, so we had a quick look around. Interesting to see cannon balls inside the abbey and the holes they caused outside the Abbey. Very vibrant and busy place. Very welcoming staff and informative. We bought a book and left...More

Thank Sharon E
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Norman porch is one of the best in Europe, promising a powerfully fine interior. And there it is, full of fine carvings and massive pillars. Instead of hallowed gloom, however, the place is bright and airy. The abbey is turned into a huge skateboarding...More

Thank Lynn B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This building, partly a ruin, had a great ambiance. Oddly there was no window behind the altar. A mirror was thoughtfully placed so that ceiling bosses could be closely examined. I wasn’t sure about the rear of the abbey being used as a cafe but...More

Thank 430Pamela
Reviewed 15 October 2017

The abbey is a historic, tranquil place to visit. It is a must see if you're in the area. The volunteers are so helpful and are happy to tell you about the fascinating history.

Thank andrea d
Reviewed 14 October 2017

to start - a reasonably priced car park free for 2 hours, £2.40 for 4 hours just below the abbey (steps to go up to the abbey itself). It is situated in what used to be the the railway station. A very old Abbey, early...More

Thank ianc222243
Reviewed 3 October 2017

Wonderful old building with a lovely tranquil atmosphere. Lots of information on its history readily available. Fantastic ceiling which has been recently restored. churchyard also lovely to wander round. As it is free entry, we popped in a couple of times. Services still take place...More

Thank Julie H
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14 November 2017|
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