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Malmesbury Abbey

Holloway, Malmesbury SN16 9BA, England
+44 1666 82666
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Wonderful, evocative abbey

The abbey is partly ruined which just adds to its interest - one can see the Medieval building... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
London, United Kingdom

Still in use despite over a 1000 years of weather,wars and Henry Viii.The tomb of the first king of... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Brian P
Truro, United Kingdom
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Holloway, Malmesbury SN16 9BA, England
+44 1666 82666
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The abbey is partly ruined which just adds to its interest - one can see the Medieval building techniques and wall building so easily. 12th C. carvings on the south porch are beautiful.A fabulous place!

Thank Fiddler1068
Reviewed 1 week ago

Still in use despite over a 1000 years of weather,wars and Henry Viii.The tomb of the first king of England Althelred gives one a sense of the history of this beautiful abbey. Also a very good lunch or afternoon tea is available served by very...More

Thank Brian P
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were lucky to find a car park (pay & display) in the town near the Abbey - just a short walk down "The Gant" and up the High Street and we were there. A pretty Abbey church in partial ruins, founded in 676 -...More

Thank WelshNZers
Reviewed 1 week ago

It is a great pity that the abbeys were ruined by Henry XIII. This abbey is in a surprising good shape. Lovely grounds too.

Thank Adventurers049
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

When i lived in London, i did the typical Londoner thing and never went to any of the wonderful attractions in the City. To this day, i regret this and since i have been living in Malmesbury for the past 24 years and regretting not...More

Thank bmcream
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely well kep grounds - great for some interesting photography. Awesome Abbey, well maintained and packed full of English history from further back than you expect - if, like us, you have not done any research. Really worth a visit and is the biggest highlight...More

Thank Phil R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Not something to go specially to see (in my opinion) but nice as part of a visit to Malmesbury. It is ruins but much of it is still standing and you can walk around it through the graveyard.

Thank maryanne m
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A place with interest, especially the monk who broke his legs trying to fly! There is also a café here which sells simple meals at competitive prices.

Thank QRPman
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This abbey has some wonderful old carvings on the arched doorway and porch.There's a 17thC font and the tomb of King Athelstan. The grounds are peaceful with old tombstones and ruins.

Thank Tina A
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Although only a small part of the abbey is intact, that part is now the parish church. It contains the memorial tomb of King Athelstan, beautiful stained glass, a well stocked bookshop and occasionally a cafe. Very much worth a visit.

Thank bookworm48London
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