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Malmesbury Abbey

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Beautiful Abbey

This truly is a precious piece of history. A remarkable structure and well maintained. The... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Malmesbury, United Kingdom
Worth a visit

A hand shake on arrival welcomed us to this beautiful old abbey. Loved the mirror to enable a good... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Ashford, United Kingdom
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Gloucester Street, Malmesbury SN16 9BA, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This truly is a precious piece of history. A remarkable structure and well maintained. The acoustics are fantastic so if you can try and catch one of the music events.

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Reviewed 5 days ago

A hand shake on arrival welcomed us to this beautiful old abbey. Loved the mirror to enable a good view of the vaulted ceiling

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Right in the centre of Malmsbury. Beautiful old abbey staffed by very knowledgeable and friendly volunteers. In my view worth going out of your way to visit. wanted to visit the abbey gardens but it had closed for the season (3.10.18)

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Half a ruin - half a church. Interesting Normannic Porch! The Abbey is full of history and stories, nice medieval book paintings and King Athelstan‘s Tomb.

Thank Hjkr
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a beautiful place to visit that holds so much history within the entire area, the first King of England, Athelstan is also buried here, it is free to enter but donations are greatly appreciated for the upkeep of the restored building, there is...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

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

Thank JP3170
Reviewed 10 September 2018

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 9 September 2018

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 5 September 2018

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 27 August 2018

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
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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
14 November 2017|
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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.