Malmesbury Abbey

Founded in the 7C, the abbey is linked to many famous people, such as Saint Aldhelm (639-709), one of its first abbots, the great historian William of Malmesbury (1095-1143), who was the librarian here, and Thomas Hobbes (1588-1679). The church was begun in the 12C and has been the victim of many degradations. During the Dissolution, its stones were used to build the parish church in 1541.

Useful information

Address : 

Gloucester Street

Opening hours

10am-5pm; early Nov-Easter 10am-4pm

Nearby tourist attractions

Westonbirt Arboretum
Westonbirt Arboretum
The first trees in the arboretum were
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