Explore Malmesbury and Abbey House Gardens

Malmesbury, Wiltshire

Discover the hilltop town of Malmesbury, with beautiful walks and spectacular gardens, it's the ideal place to unwind.

Set high on the edge of the Wiltshire Cotswolds, Malmesbury’s skyline is dominated by the medieval abbey which is still very much in use today. The town flourished in the 15th, 16th and 17th centuries as a weaving centre, becoming known for its fine silk and lace.

Walk along the charming medieval streets and enjoy a spot of shopping in the independent stores, wander past the ancient Market Cross, explore the Athlestan Museum or enjoy a river walk for spectacular views of the town.

Within the heart of the town you’ll find Abbey House Gardens, the 5 acre garden with over 2,000 different roses (the largest collection in the UK) and some beautiful floral displays that change throughout the seasons.

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Malmesbury at Sunset, WiltshireMalmesbury at Sunset, Wiltshire © VisitWiltshire
Malmesbury Market CrossMalmesbury Market Cross © VisitWiltshire

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