Malmesbury Abbey


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

About this church

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.

Key Features

  • Captivating architecture
  • Spectacular stained glass
  • Magnificent memorials
  • Glorious furnishings
  • Enchanting atmosphere
  • Fascinating churchyard
  • Wildlife haven
  • Social heritage stories
  • National heritage here
  • Famous connections

Visitors information

  • Bus stop within 100m
  • Level access to the main areas
  • Car park at church
  • On street parking at church
  • Parking within 250m
  • Accessible toilets in church
  • Non-accessible toilets in church
  • Accessible toilets nearby
  • Café in church
  • Café within 500m

Upcoming special events at Malmesbury Abbey

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