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Whatley Manor

Whatley Manor

2.2 mi from Malmesbury Abbey
5.0 out of 5.0
4.8 out of 5 (4 reviews)

Situated in Malmesbury, this luxury hotel is 2.6 mi (4.2 km) from Malmesbury Abbey and within 6 mi (10 km) of Highgrove House …

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The Priory Inn Tetbury

The Priory Inn Tetbury

4.7 mi from Malmesbury Abbey
3.0 out of 5.0
4.2 out of 5 (77 reviews)

Situated in Tetbury, this hotel is 1.6 mi (2.6 km) from Highgrove House and 1.8 mi (2.8 km) from Highgrove House and Gardens. …

£59
Hare And Hounds Hotel

Hare And Hounds Hotel

4.7 mi from Malmesbury Abbey
4.0 out of 5.0
4.5 out of 5 (88 reviews)

Located in Westonbirt, this romantic hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Highgrove House and Gardens and Westonbirt Arboretum. …

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Calcot

Calcot

7.4 mi from Malmesbury Abbey
4.0 out of 5.0
4.8 out of 5 (23 reviews)

Situated in Tetbury, this spa hotel is within 6 mi (10 km) of Highgrove House and Gardens, Westonbirt Arboretum, and Highgrov …

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Best Western Plus Angel Hotel

Best Western Plus Angel Hotel

8.8 mi from Malmesbury Abbey
3.0 out of 5.0
4.3 out of 5 (57 reviews)

Located in the heart of Chippenham, this hotel is within 6 mi (10 km) of Corsham Court, Lacock Abbey, and Castle Combe Circui …

£125
De Vere Cotswold Water Park

De Vere Cotswold Water Park

10 mi from Malmesbury Abbey
4.0 out of 5.0
4 out of 5 (461 reviews)

Located in South Cerney, this spa hotel is within 6 mi (10 km) of Cotswold Country Park and Beach, Cirencester Roman …

£80
Kings Head Hotel

Kings Head Hotel

11 mi from Malmesbury Abbey
4.0 out of 5.0
4.4 out of 5 (55 reviews)

Located in the heart of Cirencester, this spa hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Cirencester Church and Corinium Museum. …

£109
Village Hotel Swindon

Village Hotel Swindon

12 mi from Malmesbury Abbey
4.0 out of 5.0
4 out of 5 (594 reviews)

Situated in the business district, this spa hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Lydiard Park, Wilts & Berks Canal, and Swindon …

£58
Best Western Compass Inn

Best Western Compass Inn

12 mi from Malmesbury Abbey
3.0 out of 5.0
3.9 out of 5 (36 reviews)

Located in Tormarton, this hotel is 2.2 mi (3.5 km) from Dyrham Park and within 9 mi (15 km) of Beckford's Tower and Castle …

£68
Campanile Swindon

Campanile Swindon

12 mi from Malmesbury Abbey
2.0 out of 5.0
3.9 out of 5 (510 reviews)

Situated in Swindon, this hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Swindon Designer Outlet, Museum of the Great Western Railway, and …

£45

Pocket Guide: Malmesbury Malmesbury Abbey Hotels

As well as being one of the most naturally beautiful parts of England, Wiltshire is packed with treasures from across the millennia, dating all the way back into the dark recesses of pre-history. From the prehistoric stone circles at Avebury to the Cathedral in Salisbury, there's no shortage of fascinating relics to please holidaymakers throughout the year. Malmesbury Abbey is among the most popular attractions in Wiltshire. Located in the bustling market town of Malmesbury, just west of Swindon, the Abbey is surrounded by excellent hotels, guesthouses and bed and breakfasts.

The Abbey's Rich History

Since the founding of a Benedictine monastery on the site way back in around 676AD, Malmesbury Abbey has seen its fair share of twists and turns. The religious house, dedicated to Saints Paul and Peter, was always the centre point of the town, with building reaching out from this holy centre.

By the time the Domesday Book was put together in the 11th Century, the Abbey was already well established. At that time, the site was home to the second largest library in all of Europe, making it a popular spot with travelling academics. When Henry VIII dissolved all the monasteries in Tudor times, the Abbey survived by becoming a Parish Church.

The Abbey that stands today was largely built around 1180. Unfortunately, the collapse of the Abbey's 431ft spire around 1500 crushed a large portion of the structure. What remains is still an enchanting and dramatic site, well worth the visit.

An Inviting Attraction

The Parish Church at Malmesbury Abbey survives today as a thriving centre for the community in this lively town. Admission is free for visitors, and there's plenty to see around the site. The impressive Abbey House Gardens are a popular spot for events, weddings and summer afternoon strolls.

Hotels near the Abbey

With so many visitors heading to the county each year, hotels in Wiltshire are generally of a very high standard, and the Malmesbury area is no exception. The Best Western Mayfield House Hotel is situated just to north, in Crudwell, offering a comfortable stay in a pretty period building. Nearby Swindon is also a hub for excellent hotels, conveniently located for exploring the rest of this special county.

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