A small town in the county of Wiltshire, Malmesbury is also the name of the borough where in which the town is located and is one of the oldest boroughs in the country. The town was built around Malmesbury Abbey and was a centre of education in its time. Examples of historic forms of architecture and timber construction can still be seen in and around the town. Malmesbury Market Cross and Tower House are some of the popular landmarks in the area. The area has been home to a number of prominent people including James Constable and Thomas Hobbes.
Many of Malmesbury’s old sites have been converted into modern business centres and serviced offices that are home to renowned companies such as Dyson. There are a number of business consultants in the area along with marketing specialists and sales consultants. You will also find manufacturing firms like London Product Design, alongside landscape architects, interior designers and healthcare professionals.
Entertainment And Dining Out
Malmesbury may be rural town but it has a wide variety of entertainment on offer. Charlton Park is an open-air venue for many live musical performances and concerts including the World Music Festival that takes place every year. The annual Carnival has a number of events including a pillow fight in the streets. Places like The Vine Tree and Vale of the White Horse Inn are great exponents of traditional British food, while The Spice Merchant is the place to sample some fiery Indian cuisine. From Mediterranean to Mexican, Malmesbury has a variety of cuisines to choose from.
Chippenham, Kemble and Swindon railway stations are the nearest train links for Malmesbury, operating along the Great Western Main Line. A number of local bus companies and coach-services pass through the area with the A429 road passing right through the town-centre. The B4040 and B4014 also run into the town. For those requiring air travel links, a number of smaller airports, like Kemble Airport and Hullavington Airfield are quite near and the closest major airport is Bristol Airport.