When visiting Wiltshire, why not explore the stunning streets of Malmesbury, England’s oldest borough. Boasting a rich history with its stunning 12th Century Abbey and original Market Cross, as well as a charming market and thriving independent shops, Malmesbury welcomes you to visit this season!

Lower Moor Lake

Lower Moor – Wiltshire Wildlife Trust

On the way to Malmesbury, be sure to start with a walk-through Lower Moor, one of Wiltshire Wildlife Trust's stunning landscapes. Made up of 4 reserves, each offers fascinating contrasts with lakes, woodland, meadows, and ancient boardwalks. Bask in this natural beauty as you admire some of the prettiest pathways and magnificent lake reflections.

Malmesbury Circular Walk – Wiltshire Walks

Discover more of Malmesbury with a circular walk from Wiltshire Walks. Starting at the centre of this pretty town, follow the route around the outskirts, passing the impressive Abbey and River Avon.

Explore Malmesbury Trails

Explore Malmesbury also have a range of trails across the town, focusing on everything from history, culture, nature and general highlights. Here you can find out more about each trail and the stops along the way, allowing you to choose the best route for you interests!

Find out more about our walks here.

Malmesbury Views

Shopping in Malmesbury

Malmesbury is home to some of the most charming streets, featuring an array of independent retailers. Its thriving high street welcomes a weekly farmers’ and artisan market on Fridays too!

Malmesbury is also one of the first towns in the UK, to use a digital gift card. Whether you buy it as a gift or to use yourself, this digital gift card can be used for shopping, eating, events and more across Malmesbury!

What’s On in Malmesbury

This town offers an exciting programme of annual events, perfect for all ages! From festivals and craft fairs, to walking trails within National Landscapes, here’s a few highlights of Malmesbury’s event calendar

Malmesbury Carnival and Festival

Taking place towards the end of Summer is Malmesbury’s Carnival and Festival event. Featuring a range of activities including the Scarecrow trail, spot the difference competitions, music in the cloisters as well as quizzes and performances, it’s the perfect way to spend the Summer Holidays! Don’t forget to experience the showpiece event, the Carnival Procession, which concludes the event in September.

WOMAD Festival

Returning each July, in Charlton Park, is WOMAD Festival, an event dedicated to the celebration of diversity, showcasing a global fiesta of music, food, dance and art. From the first festival in 1982, WOMAD now celebrates in over 27 countries. Why not join the community of celebrations during your next visit to Malmesbury!

Places to Stay in Malmesbury

Malmesbury offers a range of luxury accommodation for families of all ages. Make the most of your stay as you unwind in some of Wiltshire’s best…

Whatley Manor

Whatley Manor Hotel and Spa

Set in the heart of the Cotswolds National Landscape is Whatley Manor Hotel and Spa. Surrounded by 12 acres of gardens, discover a whole new relaxed and enjoyable experience when staying in one of Wiltshire’s award-winning hotels.

During your stay, immerse yourself in Whatley’s Aquarias Spa, featuring an indoor and outdoor hydrotherapy pool, heated recliners, salt scrub showers, and much more. Whatley Manor has also teamed up with GAIA Skincare to offer visitors, a range of sustainable treatments!

The Old Bell Hotel

Centrally located next to Malmesbury Abbey and with shops and restaurants just around the corner, The Old Bell Hotel is the ideal place to stay during your visit to Malmesbury. And even better, it is pet-friendly!

The Old Bell is said to be the oldest hotel in England, dating back to 1220. There is hints of this throughout the property, blending perfectly with contemporary design within its interior decoration.

Wiltshire Country Escapes

If you are looking to get close to nature during your visit to Malmesbury, be sure to stay at one of Wiltshire Country Escapes’ properties. Previously Wiltshire Farm Stay, experience a wide selection of farm and rural holiday accommodation, suitable for families and pet owners. From cosy cottages, to converted barns, enjoy a taste of country living as you surround yourself with open landscapes this season!

Plan your next visit to Malmesbury now…




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