What is Malmesbury famous for?

Malmesbury is one of the most attractive towns in northern Wiltshire. It is famous for its association with King Alfred the Great, and for its wonderful medieval church, Malmesbury Abbey, and its beautiful market cross.

Is Malmesbury a town or village?

Malmesbury (/ˈmɑː(l)mzbəri/) is a town and civil parish in Wiltshire, England. As a market town it became prominent in the Middle Ages as a centre for learning focused on and around Malmesbury Abbey, the bulk of which forms a rare survival of the dissolution of the monasteries.

What is it like to live in Malmesbury?

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. There’s a fabulous community spirit here, and residents feel super-lucky to have found it.

What is the population of Malmesbury?

The population of Malmesbury is currently only 5,400. The area’s main employer Dyson (founded by James Dyson, inventor of the world’s first bagless vacuum cleaner) has its headquarters on the edge of the town and employs around 1,600 people.

Is Malmesbury worth visiting?

The pretty market town of Malmesbury, Wiltshire is your quintessential English country town. Complete with historic market cross, grand Abbey and sprawling gardens, it is well worth a visit to admire Malmesbury’s charm.

What time does Malmesbury school finish?

All pupils need to arrive at Malmesbury between 8:45am and 8:55am. Finishing times for all pupils is 3:15 p.m.

Does Malmesbury have a train station?

Malmesbury railway station served the town of Malmesbury in Wiltshire, England. The station was on the short Malmesbury branch from the Great Western Railway’s main line from London Paddington to Bristol Temple Meads….Malmesbury railway station.

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How many pupils are at Malmesbury school?


Malmesbury School
Head Teacher Brett Jouny
Gender Mixed
Age 11 to 18
Enrolment 1442

Does Tetbury have a train station?

Tetbury railway station was the terminus station on the Tetbury branch line, serving the Gloucestershire town of Tetbury….Tetbury railway station.

Original company Great Western Railway
Pre-grouping Great Western Railway
Post-grouping Great Western Railway
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Is Malmesbury school good?

Malmesbury School has been described by parents as a “wonderful school” that “nurtures, cares for and educates the children”. OFSTED described the quality of teaching as “remarkably high, because of high expectations of leaders and teachers of themselves”.

How do I get to Tetbury from London by train?

The nearest train station to Tetbury is Kemble, which is around 7.5 miles away. Therefore travellers from London to Tetbury can catch a train from London to Kemble and transfer to Tetbury by bus or taxi. Some trains are direct while others involve changing at Swindon. Late night trains can involve 2 or 3 changes.

What railway line is Kemble on?

Golden Valley
Kemble railway station is a railway station that serves the village of Kemble in Gloucestershire, England. The station is on the Swindon to Gloucester “Golden Valley” line.