8 Reasons to Visit Malmesbury

(Last Updated On: 4th October 2019)

Located on the edge of the central Cotswolds, Malmesbury is a bustling market town, although perhaps overshadowed by its more well-known neighbours, Tetbury and Cirencester. Steeped in history and filled with a vast array of interesting shops, delicious eateries and plenty of walks, Malmesbury is the perfect Cotswold weekend-break destination. Don’t just take our word for it, here are our top eight reasons to visit Malmesbury… 


  1. Malmesbury Abbey

A stunning, architecturally spectacular Abbey that dates back to the 7th Century and is the burial site of King Athelstan – one of the first kings of England.

  1. The Abbey House Gardens

Set next to the glorious 12th Century Abbey, The Abbey House Gardens are open from April – September, offering visitors the chance to explore some of the most beautiful gardens in the UK. You can also visit the apply named Coy Carp Café overlooking the coy carp pond for a spot of lunch or tea and cake – this unique spot is not to be missed.

  1. Roki Pottery

Fantastic, creative pottery courses running every day of the week by artist, Kim Langley.


  1. Athelstan Museum

The Athelstan Museum tells the story of Malmesbury’s fascinating history as the oldest borough in England, from flying monks to the first King of England!


  1. Aquarius Spa – Whatley Manor

Relax in one of the very finest spas on the Cotswolds, featuring a wonderful array of luxury facilities and treatments – the perfect place to unwind and recharge.


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  1. Weekly Artisan and Farmer’s Market

Malmesbury Artisan and Farmers’ Market is held at the historic Market Cross every Friday from 9am to 3pm. Selling an enticing array of local, fresh and organic produce together with artisan products and gifts at great prices, the market is well supported by visitors and residents alike

  1. River Avon Walk

A beautiful circular walk that follows the River Avon, taking you past many local landmarks such as Daniel’s Well, The Silk Mills, The Old Courthouse and St. John’s Almshouses.

  1. Michael’s Bistro & Deli

Serving up perhaps the best breakfast in Malmesbury, Michael’s Bistro and Deli is crammed full of delicious treats to either buy and take away or enjoy in the bistro!


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