Top places to live in Wiltshire Malmesbury
A charming market town with plenty of indy shops, cafes and a fabulous newly refurbished hotel. Part of our Top 200 Places to Live series.
Malmesbury oozes with rich history as England’s oldest borough – it even has a resident 12th-century Abbey, still very much in use today. Its thriving high street is supported by a weekly artisan farmers’ market.
You won’t just want to sleep at The Old Bell, a newly restored hotel in the heart of Malmesbury. While it is Britain’s oldest hotel, it has a brilliant gin bar and the restaurant’s fare is simply delicious. The Summer Cafe is perfect for a light lunch and check out The Birdcage for pizza. The Kings Arms is also well worth a look.
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Westonbirt Prep and Senior School are just around the corner.
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Stunning country house hotel Whatley Manor, just outside Malmesbury, has a day spa and two top-end restaurants.
1 hour 46 mins from Malmesbury to London. Driving to London takes 2 hours 12 mins.
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