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The Kings Arms
The Kings Arms

29 High Street, Malmesbury SN16 9AA

3.0 out of 5.0
3.2 out of 5 (162 reviews)

Situated in the suburbs, this hotel is 0.2 mi (0.3 km) from Malmesbury Abbey and within 6 mi (10 km) of Lacock Abbey Countr …

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Best Western Mayfield House Hotel
Best Western Mayfield House Hotel

Crudwell Malmesbury Wiltshire, Malmesbury SN16 9EW

3.0 out of 5.0
3.5 out of 5 (15 reviews)

Located in Crudwell, this eco-friendly hotel is 2.2 mi (3.6 km) from Bristol Aero Collectlon and within 6 mi (10 km) of Pick …

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The Priory Inn Tetbury
The Priory Inn Tetbury

London Road, Tetbury GL8 8JJ

3.0 out of 5.0
4.2 out of 5 (73 reviews)

Situated in Tetbury, this hotel is steps from Chavenage House and Woolsack Races. Highgrove Shop Tetbury and Highgrove Hous …

£49
Diana Lodge
Diana Lodge

72 Marshfield Road, Chippenham SN15 1JR

3.0 out of 5.0
3.5 out of 5 (82 reviews)

Situated in the historical district, this bed & breakfast is within 6 mi (10 km) of Lacock Bakery, Lacock Abbey, and Corsha …

£55
The Angel Hotel
The Angel Hotel

47 High Street, Swindon SN4 7AQ

3.5 out of 5.0
4.2 out of 5 (112 reviews)

Located in Wootton Bassett, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Royal Wootton Bassett Methodist Church and Royal Wootto …

£50
The Old Bear Inn
The Old Bear Inn

101 High Street, Swindon SN6 6AA

3.0 out of 5.0

Located in Wootton Bassett, this inn is within a 5-minute walk of Royal Wootton Bassett Methodist Church and Royal Wootton …

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Village Hotel Swindon
Village Hotel Swindon

Shaw Ridge Leisure Park, Swindon SN5 7DW

4.0 out of 5.0
4 out of 5 (570 reviews)

Situated in the business district, this spa hotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Laserquest Swindon, Lydiard Park, and Jungle Parc. …

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Bear of Rodborough Hotel
Bear of Rodborough Hotel

Rodborough Common, Stroud GL5 5DE

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4.4 out of 5 (34 reviews)

Situated in Stroud, this hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Stroud Park, Stroud Bowl, and Museum in the Park. Painswick Golf Club …

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The Old Brewhouse
The Old Brewhouse

7 London Road, Cirencester GL7 2PU

4.0 out of 5.0
4.5 out of 5 (100 reviews)

Situated in Cirencester, this bed & breakfast is within a 10-minute walk of Church of St John the Baptist, New Brewery Arts …

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Corinium Hotel & Restaurant
Corinium Hotel & Restaurant

12 Gloucester Street, Cirencester GL7 2DG

3.0 out of 5.0
3.9 out of 5 (32 reviews)

Situated in Cirencester, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Cirencester Parish Church of St John Baptist, Cirencester …

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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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