Relax in style at England’s oldest hotel

Malmesbury, Wiltshire

Enjoy a stay at this historic hotel on the edge of the Cotswolds, which 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... According to the locals anyway. 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, to serve as a hostel for dignitaries visiting the nearby abbey. In 2018, visitors are able to choose from 33 olde worlde rooms, some with views over the abbey’s grounds. If you manage to tear yourself away from the comforts of your room, 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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