Alongside the magnificent 12th century Abbey are the beautiful Abbey House Gardens that straddle the River Avon, offering a stunning array of colours from March to November. Adjacent to the abbey is The Old Bell Hotel, alleged to be the oldest hotel in England dating back to 1220. Also nearby is the Athelstan Museum, named after the first ‘King of all England’, which not only houses historical items and fascinating collections but also hosts music events and talks.
Malmesbury has become home to many annual musical, cultural and food events and festivals and is proud to be the home of many famous inventors and entrepreneurs, including the base for Dyson! Look out for the annual WOMAD festival at nearby Charlton Park and the annual Malmesbury Festival and Carnival during the summer months.
Nearby in the Cotswolds countryside, Whatley Manor is a stunning place for a getaway or day trip. For an exceptional dining experience, Two Michelin Star Executive Chef, Niall Keating and his team serve up high quality food and to relax, check out their fabulous spa.