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“Lovely”
Review of Malmesbury Abbey

Malmesbury Abbey
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9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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“Lovely”
Reviewed April 9, 2013

Beautiful old abbey with lovely gardens surrounding the grounds. It is frequently open for visitors to learn about the abbey's own unique history

Visited March 2013
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Brighton, United Kingdom
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“Breathtaking outside - inside very disappointing”
Reviewed March 20, 2013

A wonderful building to view from the outside.Inside however is a different story as it has been turned into a cafe and bookshop.
The inside looked very modern.
No sense of history or atmosphere that one would normally associate with an ancient building.

Visited March 2013
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Poulton Le Fylde, United Kingdom
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136 reviews
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“On the doorstep”
Reviewed March 14, 2013

The Abbey is almost attached to the Old Bell Hotel, the oldest hotel in the country. It is free to enter and look round, but you are asked for a donation, which was not a problem to see this type of building survive.
A lovely building it is and the grounds so nice to walk round. At the back of the Abbey the Cloister gardens which you can then walk to the river. So pretty at this time of year with the snowdrops out in plenty.

Visited March 2013
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North Yorkshire
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179 reviews
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“Friendly and welcoming”
Reviewed March 12, 2013

We visited on the coldest March day for 30 years when wind chill was around -10C. Inside the building was delightfully warm as was the welcome from the knowledgeable volunteer staff. At £1 for a cup of real coffee we were certainly not paying extra for the beautiful environment of the interior. Well worth a visit.

Visited March 2013
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Burford, United Kingdom
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“Definitely Worth Visiting”
Reviewed February 27, 2013

The Abbey was very much worth visiting and those working there are extremely friendly and very knowledgeable. Definitely worth making the journey to see.

Visited February 2013
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