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Malmesbury Abbey

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Address: Holloway, Malmesbury SN16 9BA, England
Phone Number: +44 1666 82666
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Lovely Abbey

Lovely Abbey with a very nice gift shop. Cafe was closed when we went there. A choir was rehearsing for an evening performance and we stayed to watch a little, they were very... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Karen E
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Lovely Abbey with a very nice gift shop. Cafe was closed when we went there. A choir was rehearsing for an evening performance and we stayed to watch a little, they were very good! Well worth a visit.

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Thank Karen E
Hereford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This has to be one of my favourite buildings in Britain It's history is amazing. It is free to go in but they should be charging because the interior is wonderful. The volunteers who were working in the building were helpful kind and made you very welcome

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Thank colin a
Leicester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice town with lots of nice properties, but the Abbey is a total surprise .Looks partially ruined from the outside but impressive ,inside is restored and it is a beautiful area. Extremely high ceiling and Norman features all in superb condition. The Abbey dominates the town and is a splendid building which I hope to visit again ,not in November.... More 

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Thank grooby186334
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Non religious - Fabulous architecture! Open 7 days week! Sometimes concerts. Gardens to explore too. In middle of Malmesbury so near shops and cafes! Religious services most days!

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Thank Wendy S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

One of the most important historic sites in England, with Norman masonry and the grave of King Athelstan, grandson of Alfred the Great and first King of England. Don't miss it.

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Thank Stephen J
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely from the outside. We were welcomed as soon as we stepped inside by the steward who was very knowledgable and gave us some facts about the abbey which was very welcomed. When we went in the choir were practising and afterwards one of the choir members told us some more history! Such lovely wonderful people. Really impressive building. I... More 

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Thank Lottelli
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

An interesting visit. Impressive both inside and out. Nice hotel next door for coffee. Parking limited.

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Thank 393NigelD
Doncaster, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

Malmesbury Abbey offers the observant visitor a rare opportunity to see one of only two truly outstanding examples in the UK of highly developed Romanesque doorway architecture, the other being located at Fishlake in South Yorkshire. Both are worth a visit, both photograph well around noon and the Abbey booklet on their beautiful south doorway is succinct summary well worth... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

This really is a great building full of history. Clearly once part of a larger building the Abbey has some lovely stained glass windows. Live organ music provided a really pleasant atmosphere. There is a small shop and cafe within the Abbey. Would certainly recommend a visit.

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Thank Puss100
Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

This was amazing. From the time you walk in and you feel a "peace". Such an amazing historic place. Wish we could of joined a Sunday service. Very well set out and enjoyable to visit. If you are a believer in the Holy Trinity and that Jesus is the Son of God, and he died and on the third day... More 

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