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Malmesbury Abbey

Gloucester Street, Malmesbury SN16 9BA, England
+44 1666 82666
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A Lively Abbey

This is a well used Abbey that serves as a community meeting place.Outside is partially ruined but... read more

Reviewed today
glyn l
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Fareham, United Kingdom
BIG AND BUSTLING

The Abbey is a working church and not a ruin. Tip: there is a full programme of normal religious... read more

Reviewed yesterday
DRW44
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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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Gloucester Street, Malmesbury SN16 9BA, England
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"well worth a visit"
in 34 reviews
"book shop"
in 5 reviews
"original building"
in 4 reviews
"lovely building"
in 10 reviews
"bell hotel"
in 5 reviews
"guide book"
in 7 reviews
"warm welcome"
in 7 reviews
"flying monk"
in 7 reviews
"lovely atmosphere"
in 5 reviews
"awe inspiring"
in 4 reviews
"steeped in history"
in 7 reviews
"henry viii"
in 8 reviews
"quick visit"
in 4 reviews
"english history"
in 4 reviews
"coffee shop"
in 7 reviews
"lots of history"
in 5 reviews
"for sale"
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Reviewed today

This is a well used Abbey that serves as a community meeting place.Outside is partially ruined but the south entrance maintains its original magnificence.Inside it is surprising in some ways as there is no grand alter but this is a very much loved abbey.Well worth...More

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Reviewed yesterday

The Abbey is a working church and not a ruin. Tip: there is a full programme of normal religious services during which times normal tourist-type viewing is impossible. The Abbey cafe is also closed at these times so, on our Sunday morning visit we retreated...More

Thank DRW44
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Popped into the Abbey for a look around since the building looked so nice from the outside. From the inside it felt more like a community centre type vibe rather than a historic building. Pretty disappointing!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This ancient place is full of stories. Look for the grave of the poor women killed by an escaped tiger, or ask about the monk who tried to fly. Don't miss the Pentecost carvings in the porch. There is a mirror placed so you can...More

Thank KAW687
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I am lucky to live in malmesbury so if anyone ever visits the abbey is a must .it has a little cafe and it’s very warm and inviting

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited this 12th century abbey while visiting the town. Very helpful volunteers with so much information a really interesting visit, A very lovely setting and they serve good coffee to

Thank charles c
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were fortunate when we visited there was a large choir and orchestra practising in the abbey. Amazing sound. Abbey itself was very interesting and well worth a visit.

Thank Chippy251
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Reviewed 14 April 2018 via mobile

We have attended both choral and orchestral concerts in Malmesbury Abbey recently, the most recent being a family prom. It is a wonderful venue with great acoustics as well as a beautiful setting.

Thank Tom_Blancmange
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Reviewed 14 April 2018

Stopped by Malmesbury Abbey to listen to the RAF centenary celebrations and music being played in the abbey. Stunning abbey - well preserved - though only about a third of the original abbey survives. Nice acoustics inside. Stunning flying buttresses outside!

Thank 923Dan
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Reviewed 9 April 2018 via mobile

During the working week my wife and I had been thinking about a day out on Saturday. I had remembered enjoying the time I spent at Malmesbury some years earlier and so , after an interesting bit of morning business, we set out for the...More

Thank Greenman42uk
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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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