This historic hotel on the edge of the Cotswolds has been welcoming guests since 1220.
Olde Worlde with a touch of modern style. That’s what you can expect from The Old Bell in Malmesbury – along with the odd ghost or two. At least that’s what the locals say, but personally we can’t see past the sumptuous bed and crisp cotton streets.
This is allegedly England’s oldest hotel, built in the 13th-century by Abbot Loring, for hostelling dignitaries visiting the nearby abbey. Choose from 33 olde worlde rooms, some with views over the abbey’s grounds; and if you manage to tear yourself away, there’s a cosy brasserie waiting downstairs –open fireplace and all.
If you fancy a stroll then check out Malmesbury’s quaint streets, or hop over to the neighbouring Medieval town of Tetbury – equally beautiful.
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