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Malmesbury Abbey

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Address: Holloway, Malmesbury SN16 9BA, England
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+44 1666 82666
09:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 17:00

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Malmesbury Abbey skate event

Every Feb half term the Abbey is opened up to the scooter & skateboard community as the abbey is transformed into a skatepark for 3 days. Fantastic use of the space

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Went to visit an historic place of worship and found that the building had been turned into a skatepark. An apologetic guide advised that it was not possible to gain access to any of the areas and things that I was interested in seeing thanks to the ramp/tube constructions. The noise of loud music, skateboards and scooters and shouting, screaming... More 

Thank Big-G66
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Every Feb half term the Abbey is opened up to the scooter & skateboard community as the abbey is transformed into a skatepark for 3 days. Fantastic use of the space

Thank Philsurfboy
Greater London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Call into the Abbey for a coffee and a snack. Lovely bannoffi cake, and the coffee itself was good. Good value towards church funds

Thank WLman1
High Wycombe, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Abbey is used for religious meetings and we went in at the end of a children's activity service. The place is well worth a visit if you are in Malmsbury.

Thank Teresanicol
Hong Kong, China
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590 reviews
249 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 407 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2017

Malmesbury is one of the wonderful market towns on a hill that never quite made into the tourists books but deserves too. Its stunning and sitting at ist heart is the wonderful Abbey. The present Abbey is part of a much larger Abbey from the 14C but what remains is stunning from the beautiful Portico the stunning buttresses. What makes... More 

Thank ESVincent
Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

This is a really beautiful place to visit, steeped with history and has a lovely atmosphere with it. The Abbey is used for lots of different events, from services to concerts and even skate boarding. It has a lot of items for sale and you can even get a cup of tea. There is always someone there to talk about... More 

Thank jackieb4263
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

The abbey is the heart of Malmesbury. A wonderful building, very atmospheric and fascinating. There are always helpful people at the enquiry desk who introduce the building. There is a well run cafe and coffee shop, a book and gift shop. An audio guide is available. At the same time it is a very active Anglican Church with both traditional... More 

Thank maturecouple2012
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16 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

Just a stunning abbey. It's very well kept and looked after by the friendly and kind folk that work/volunteer there. I always receive a warm welcome. There is the option to buy tea and cake. It has a wonderful little shop inside, I bought some wonderful bits for christmas. The architecture is wonderful. A stunning building both inside and out.... More 

Thank aaronmalmesbury
Stowmarket, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016

It never ceases to amaze me how these building were constructed without the aid of modern machinery. This is a fine example of man's achievements to honour his beliefs and provide a lasting monument which has withstood the tests of time. Started in the twelfth century and extended in later years this is an icon of architectural design and achievement.... More 

Thank Joseph H
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2016

Malmesbury Abbey is a lovely place to visit and have a picnic in the cloister garden. The Abbey is free to get in and the town has lots of lovely shops and places for drinking coffee and eating cake! Well worth a visit. Next to the Abbey are the Abbey gardens which is a huge tourist attraction also worth visiting.

Thank WilliamWood_73

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