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Blog (Malmesbury) - Visit Wiltshire

Roses at Abbey House Gardens

Roses, Ruins and Royalty – A summer’s walk around Malmesbury

Wanting to make the most of the Great British summer, I decided to head off and discover the historic market town of Malmesbury and explore the beautiful Abbey House Gardens.
From the very moment I walked towards St John’s Bridge on the entrance to the town, I sensed this place had many of tales to tell. The architecture of the Avon Mills building, former cloth and silk mills built in 1793 by a clothier named Francis Hill and the surrounding Cotswold stone townhouses lining the High Street, clearly reflecting Malmesbury’s trade and industrial heritage.

Whatley Manor Hotel and Spa

A Very Special Night at the Cinema

Back in July I was delighted to open a birthday present to discover a beautiful folder containing a voucher for the cinema at Whatley Manor Hotel and Spa, near Malmesbury.

Braydon Maize Maze

20 ways to entertain the children these summer holidays

So the summer holidays will soon be here and you may be thinking what can you do with the children or where can you go that you haven’t been to before.

We’ve put together a list below of twenty ways you can entertain your children here in Wiltshire (of course there are lots more ways but here’s a little starter for you!).

Abbey House Gardens, Malmesbury

100,000 reasons to visit Malmesbury

A strange title for this blog perhaps? Of course anyone who’s visited Malmesbury before will know there are lots of reasons to visit this pretty hilltop town. So what’s with the 300,000? Well, I took a guided tour around Abbey House Gardens yesterday with the owner, Barbara who informed me that there are around 100,000 tulips within the gardens here!

Bluebells, West Woods

Top places for spring colours in Wiltshire

Isn’t it lovely to see the buds appearing on the shrubs and trees after the winter? It’s got us thinking about some of the wonderful places across Wiltshire where you can enjoy spring colours over the following months. Here are some of the top places we think you’ll love…