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Malmesbury Abbey

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Interesting stained glass windows

This Abbey is in use but partially in ruins from when the steeple collapsed couple of hundred years... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
vespa150
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Denham, United Kingdom
Fascinating history!

This is a wonderful place to spend an hour investigating such an interesting past. So much more to... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Owen N
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Hoylake, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 days ago

This Abbey is in use but partially in ruins from when the steeple collapsed couple of hundred years ago. There are some very fine pre-raphaelite stained glass windows and others you have to ask to see as an area is sectioned off for renovation. Particularly...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 5 days ago

This is a wonderful place to spend an hour investigating such an interesting past. So much more to this place and it's past than you would ever believe

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Owen N
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As I say we called in to see the Abbey and found the most divine little cafe inside and decided to stay for a delicious lunch! Just so lovely to be able to sit inside and spend some time marvelling at this wonderfull building. And...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank SuzannahA
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited on a Sunday afternoon having checked the website for opening times. Door was firmly bolted shut with no sign of life. Very disappointed having travelled especially. There was no signage within the porch stating when/if it was open. Highly recommend phoning ahead to check...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 11 December 2018

A very beautiful Abbey in the heart of a very attractive Cotswold town. It is small and perfect with welcoming volunteers and a good coffee shop. It is very much part of the community with something for all age groups coupled with excellent links to...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 9 December 2018 via mobile

This is a very fine and perfectly preserved example of medieval architecture, to match many better known places. I have been there a few times now, usually for the Christmas concert of the Malmesbury Singers, which is quite something in itself. But the lofty ceilings...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Bleupasse
Reviewed 9 December 2018 via mobile

The abbey is a magnificent building and well suited for choral concerts. The concert was a high quality and very well organised event. The music and singing was all first class. The abbey was comfortable, even with very wintery weather outside. After the concert we...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 8 December 2018

Interesting historical building with fascinating architectural and decorative details. Also has tomb of the first King of England (Athelstan) and a stained glass window of Eilmer, the first man in England to fly in 1010.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Con25171
Reviewed 7 December 2018

The serene atmosphere is impressive as are the architectural highlights and historical remains. Well worth a visit.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Paul A
Reviewed 28 November 2018

We arrived just as the Mums and Tots group had finished. had a very nice coffee and tea, and delicious cake. Warm welcome, warm church and very friendly volunteers.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Trudi L
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Response from Latin1954 | Reviewed this property |
Daily from 9-5 but this changes in winter to 9-4
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Daisydog1952
14 November 2017|
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Response from WelshNZers | Reviewed this property |
We didn't see a dog at Malmesbury Abbey, but assume you mean Malmesbury Abbey House & Gardens which is the adjoining property. I would think that any dog resident at a property open to the public would be friendly.
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