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Hare And Hounds Hotel

Hare And Hounds Hotel

Westonbirt Nr Tetbury, Tetbury
4.5 out of 5.0
Last booking: 4 days ago
1 others viewing this property now
4.5 out of 5 (121 reviews)

Located in Westonbirt, this romantic hotel is within 1 mile (2 km) of Highgrove House and Gardens and Westonbirt Arboretum. Highgrove House is 1.4 mi (2.2 km) ...

£82

£82
Best Western Plus Angel Hotel

Best Western Plus Angel Hotel

Market Place, Chippenham
3.5 out of 5.0
Last booking: 1 day ago
3 others viewing this property now
4.3 out of 5 (88 reviews)

Located in the heart of Chippenham, this hotel is within 6 miles (10 km) of Corsham Court, Lacock Abbey and Castle Combe Circuit. The Courts Garden and Great ...

£49

£49
Village Hotel Swindon

Village Hotel Swindon

Shaw Ridge Leisure Park, Swindon
4.0 out of 5.0
Last booking: 1 day ago
1 others viewing this property now
4.0 out of 5 (682 reviews)

Situated in the business district, this spa hotel is within 3 miles (5 km) of Lydiard Park, Wilts & Berks Canal and Swindon Designer Outlet. Museum of the Great ...

£27

£27
De Vere Cotswold Water Park

De Vere Cotswold Water Park

Lake 6 Spine Road East, Cirencester
4.5 out of 5.0
Last booking: 2 days ago
43 others viewing this property now
4.0 out of 5 (524 reviews)

Located in South Cerney, this spa hotel is within 6 miles (10 km) of Cotswold Country Park and Beach, Cirencester Roman Amphitheatre and Corinium Museum. Cirencester ...

£56

£56
Best Western Mayfield House Hotel

Best Western Mayfield House Hotel

Crudwell Malmesbury Wiltshire, Malmesbury
3.5 out of 5.0
Last booking: 9 hours ago
4.1 out of 5 (33 reviews)

Located in Crudwell, this eco-friendly hotel is within 9 miles (15 km) of Malmesbury Abbey, Cotswold Country Park and Beach and Highgrove House. Highgrove House ...

£37

£37
Egypt Mill Hotel

Egypt Mill Hotel

Stroud Road, Stroud
4.0 out of 5.0
Last booking: 2 days ago

Located in Nailsworth, this hotel is within 9 miles (15 km) of Museum in the Park, Rococo Gardens and Highgrove House and Gardens. Westonbirt Arboretum and Highgrove ...

£92

£92
Manor House Hotel and Golf Club

Manor House Hotel and Golf Club

Near Bath, Manor House Hotel, Chippenham
5.0 out of 5.0
Last booking: 5 hours ago
22 others viewing this property now
4.7 out of 5 (89 reviews)

Located in Castle Combe, this luxury hotel is 0.8 mi (1.3 km) from Castle Combe Circuit and within 9 miles (15 km) of Corsham Court and The Players Golf Club. ...

£161

£161
Kings Head Hotel

Kings Head Hotel

24 Market Place, Cirencester
4.5 out of 5.0
Last booking: 11 hours ago
15 others viewing this property now
4.5 out of 5 (85 reviews)

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

£82

£82
Campanile Swindon

Campanile Swindon

Great Western Way Delta Busine, Swindon
2.5 out of 5.0
Last booking: 2 days ago
3.9 out of 5 (550 reviews)

Situated in Swindon, this hotel is within 2 miles (3 km) of Wilts & Berks Canal, Swindon Designer Outlet and Museum of the Great Western Railway. Lydiard Park ...

£35

£35
Calcot

Calcot

Near Tetbury, Tetbury
4.5 out of 5.0
Last booking: 3 hours ago
13 others viewing this property now
4.8 out of 5 (26 reviews)

Situated in Tetbury, this spa hotel is within 6 miles (10 km) of Highgrove House and Gardens, Westonbirt Arboretum and Highgrove House. Newark Park and Museum ...

£224

£224

Pocket Guide: Malmesbury Abbey 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.