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Malmesbury Abbey

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Address: Holloway, Malmesbury SN16 9BA, England
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+44 1666 82666
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09:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 17:00

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Authentic history

Set beautifully near the centre of Malmesbury the Abbey is certainly worth a visit. Unspoilt it tells of a rich history and impressive architecture. When you walk round it you can... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
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Antwerp
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Set beautifully near the centre of Malmesbury the Abbey is certainly worth a visit. Unspoilt it tells of a rich history and impressive architecture. When you walk round it you can also get a feel of the parts that collapsed in time. The interior as a whole might not be spectacular but does offer some impressive details and visitors receive... More 

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Shaftesbury, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed our visit to Malmesbury , a lovely town on a hill , unspoilt and with much historical history, the abbey is the jewel, not commercialised, welcoming and warm even on a cold day ! There's no suggested donation! They do serve coffee etc but not on maunday Thursday or good Friday, this is a place of worship, and... More 

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south africa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Malmesbury really is a very beautuful little town, and the Abby was the highlight. Its big and beautiful on the outside but once inside it feels warm and friendly, loved the community feel and lovely to stop and have coffee at their coffee shop.

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swindon
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely building on the outside in a very pretty village, however personally i was disappointed with the interior

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Perth, Australia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Initially visited the town of Malmesbury to see the Abbey for historical reasons . However the town was also interesting the walk around and found a lovely tea rooms for lunch which we thoroughly enjoyed. Easy to get around and parking just below the Abbey was free for first 2 hours.

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Thank Clare F
Wolverhampton, England, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Historically fascinating and staffed by welcoming, friendly people. If your nearby you MUST visit. Dog (very) friendly too!

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Reading, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 153 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

A beautiful Abbey with stunning stonework set in a very peaceful grounds. It is lovely both inside and out and is well worth a visit

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Thank Anthony J
Esher, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017

We visited on a wet day , not much to do , but interesting location in the town - looked like some good walks around if the weather had been better. Car park free on a Sunday

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Thank Steve25_12
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Reviewed 12 March 2017

i visited malmesbury with my friend. it is calm and quite place. Abbey looked so attractive and skating was going inside.

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Thank Mohammed J
Wiltshire
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Reviewed 4 March 2017

It's extremely impressive and inspiring in a village claiming to be one of the oldest in the UK. We visited and spent a good deal of time looking at some of the preserved books and exhibits

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