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“Distinctive”

Malmesbury Market Cross
Ranked #7 of 11 things to do in Malmesbury
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Reviewed 15 August 2018

At the end of the High Street in Malmesbury, where it meets Gloucester Street/Oxford Street, stands the beautiful Market Cross. It was built towards the end of the 15th century, possibly from stone from the nearby Abbey. It's an eight sided structure and "was made...for poore market folks to stande dry when rayne cummith".
Quite delightful - do pop inside and have a look at the vaulted roof with carved bosses. One of the finest market crosses anywhere - if you haven't visited the impressive Abbey, do head that way after looking at and admiring the quaint market cross. I love it and was lucky enough to live close by many years ago.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Alan Y
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Reviewed 12 July 2018

Parking in Malmsbury is limited but we parked by the Market Cross and ate in the Whole Hog Pub, which is great.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Dave G
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Reviewed 11 July 2018

Market Cross was built approx 1490 as a place for people to sit and take shelter. It is pretty impressive to look at the bum-shaped indents worn into the stone from centuries of use!

It is a small piece of history in a town full of it but nonetheless worth stopping and having a look at whilst visiting the Abbey or Abbey House Gardens, or even shopping on the High Street. There is some parking next to it and also cafes, pubs and restaurants within a stones throw.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank oli_10000
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Reviewed 19 June 2018

Thought to have been built around 1490, this is quite an edifice and worth looking at closely. There are a few parking spaces around the cross, but otherwise, there is parking in Cross Hayes (£1.50 for 2 hours). There are a few shops around the cross. Part of the cross, much restored, resides in the Athelstan Museum in Malmesbury (free entry).

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Howarth S
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Reviewed 18 June 2018

Used by many to 'stop for a rest' But it's a good focal point of the town and very near to the abbey and the shopping area.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank 49Pam
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