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The Kings Arms
The Kings Arms

29 High Street, Malmesbury SN16 9AA

3.0 out of 5.0
3.3 out of 5 (145 reviews)

Situated in the suburbs, this hotel is 0.2 mi (0.3 km) from Malmesbury Abbey and within 9 mi (15 km) of Highgrove House and …

£32
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 (11 reviews)

Located in the heart of Malmesbury, this eco-friendly hotel is within 9 mi (15 km) of Malmesbury Abbey, Highgrove House, an …

£86
The Ormond At Tetbury
The Ormond At Tetbury

23 Long Street, Tetbury GL8 8AA

4.0 out of 5.0
4.1 out of 5 (75 reviews)

This family-friendly Tetbury hotel is located in the historical district, 1.4 mi (2.3 km) from Highgrove House, and within …

£79
Calcot
Calcot

Near Tetbury, Tetbury GL8 8YJ

4.0 out of 5.0
5 out of 5 (14 reviews)

Situated in Tetbury, this spa hotel is within 9 mi (15 km) of Westonbirt Arboretum, Highgrove House, and Malmesbury Abbey. …

£239
Diana Lodge
Diana Lodge

72 Marshfield Road, Chippenham SN15 1JR

3.0 out of 5.0
3.4 out of 5 (61 reviews)

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

£55
The Bear Hotel
The Bear Hotel

12 Market Place, Chippenham SN15 3HJ

3.0 out of 5.0
2.6 out of 5 (25 reviews)

Situated in Chippenham, this inn is within 6 mi (10 km) of Corsham Court, Lacock Abbey, and Castle Combe Circuit. Great …

£65
Marsh Farm Hotel
Marsh Farm Hotel

Coped Hall, Royal Wootton Bassett, Swindon SN4 8ER

3.0 out of 5.0
3.7 out of 5 (43 reviews)

Situated in Swindon, this hotel is 2.5 mi (4 km) from Lydiard Park and within 6 mi (10 km) of Swindon Designer Outlet and …

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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 (489 reviews)

Situated in the business district, this spa hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Lydiard Park, Swindon Designer Outlet, and Museu …

£45
The Golden Cross Inn
The Golden Cross Inn

20 Black Jack Street, Cirencester GL7 2AA

3.0 out of 5.0
3.4 out of 5 (55 reviews)

Located in the heart of Cirencester, this inn is 0.1 mi (0.2 km) from Corinium Museum and 2.1 mi (3.3 km) from Cirencester …

£75
The Convent
The Convent

Convent Lane, Stroud GL5 5HS

4.0 out of 5.0
4.3 out of 5 (8 reviews)

Situated in Stroud, this inn is within 9 mi (15 km) of Museum in the Park, Rococo Gardens, and Newark Park. Highgrove House …

£120
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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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