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Malmesbury Abbey, Wiltshire


  • Located in Malmesbury, Wiltshire, South West England, England
  • Ruined abbey in the centre of town founded as a Benedictine monastery in the seventh century
  • Founded by St. Aldhelm, a member of the Wessex royal family
  • Winding stone stairs take you up to the 'Parvise Treasury' with its ancient books and Bibles, silverware and photographs
  • The great Saxon King Athelestan buried here in 941, an indication of its importance at the time
  • Once had a 431 feet (131 metre) spire
  • Sold to a wealthy wool merchant after The Dissolution of the Monasteries
  • Next door are Malmesbury Abbey House Gardens

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Malmesbury Abbey, Wiltshire


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Malmesbury Market Cross, Wiltshire

Located in Malmesbury, Wiltshire, South West England, England

Less than a mile away.

Impressive market cross built at the end of 15th century in the centre of Malmesbury close to both Malmesbury Abbey and Malmesbury Abbey House Gardens. See also Castle Combe Market Cross and Chippenham Buttercross, Yelde...

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The Abbey House Gardens

Located in Malmesbury, Wiltshire, South West England, England

Less than a mile away.

Exceptional gardens and tea room next to Malmesbury Abbey. Naked gardeners as well. Set in 5 acres with the River Avon (Gloucestershire to Bristol) flowing through the lower gardens. Grounds of the former Abbot's house....

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Tetbury St Mary the Virgin Church, Gloucestershire

Located in Tetbury, Gloucestershire, South West England, England

Approximately 4.4 miles away.

Visible from Highgrove House, the country home of HRH The Prince of Wales. Late-eighteenth century Gothic revival parish church. Located in the Cotswolds AONB in south east Gloucestershire...

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Old Bell Hotel, Nr Chippenham
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Less than a mile away.

Total Rooms: 31; Rates: 90 - 185 Per Night

Englanda s oldest hotel from 1220 in Englanda s first capital offers quintessentially English service and hospitality Experience levels of service that you would find hard to better anywhere in England...

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Kings Arms, Malmesbury
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Less than a mile away.

Total Rooms: 11; Rates: 49 - 59 Per Night

A former coaching inn dating back to Elizabethan times, The Kings Arms is a small hotel with modern conveniences, but traditional ideas The beautiful black and white front stands out very clearly in Malmesburya s main st...

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The Carthouse
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Approximately 1.9 miles away.

Rates: 254 - 491 Per Week

Peacefully set amidst meadows and woodland on the edge of a village this delightful and spacious converted barn enjoys comfortable accommodation in a courtyard setting and its own private terrace and garden. Set just a s...

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