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Malmesbury Abbey

The Abbey was founded in the 7th century; St Aldhelm was the second abbot.

Malmesbury, Wiltshire

Opening times

Normally open.


Gloucester Street
SN16 0AA

What survives is the nave of the great abbey church in Norman and other styles.

The great glory of the church is the Romanesque tympanum of Christ in Glory in the south porch.

Also note the vaulted roof of the nave with its coloured bosses and the Burne-Jones window by Morris & Co.

  • Wildlife haven

  • Spectacular stained glass

  • Social heritage stories

  • National heritage here

  • Magnificent memorials

  • Glorious furnishings

  • Fascinating churchyard

  • Famous connections

  • Enchanting atmosphere

  • Captivating architecture

  • Parking within 250m

  • On street parking at church

  • Non-accessible toilets in church

  • Level access to the main areas

  • Car park at church

  • Café within 500m

  • Café in church

  • Bus stop within 100m

  • Accessible toilets nearby

  • Accessible toilets in church

  • Church of England

Contact information

Other nearby churches

Bremilham Church

Cowage, Wiltshire

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St John the Baptist

Little Somerford, Wiltshire

The Grade I church is mainly 14th century, although the tower is later.