Explore Bristol and Bath.
Are you planning a visit to the South West of England and looking for a charming base to explore two of the region's most iconic cities, Bristol and Bath? Look no further than The Old Bell Hotel Malmesbury! Nestled in the picturesque Cotswolds, Malmesbury offers a peaceful and historic retreat while providing easy access to the vibrant urban experiences of Bristol and Bath. In this blog post, we'll guide you through the reasons why Malmesbury is the perfect hub for your adventure.
Malmesbury: A Hidden Gem
Rich History and Culture
Malmesbury boasts a rich history that dates back to the Iron Age. Its stunning architecture, including the Malmesbury Abbey and Market Cross, reflects centuries of history. Take a leisurely stroll through the town's charming streets to soak in its medieval atmosphere, visit Athelstan museum and discover Malmesbury as viewed by JMW Turner.
Escape the hustle and bustle of city life and immerse yourself in the serene Cotswolds countryside surrounding Malmesbury. Enjoy long walks, picnics, or simply relax in the peaceful setting that this beautiful region offers.
Easy Access to Bristol and Bath
Malmesbury's strategic location makes it an ideal starting point for day trips to Bristol and Bath. Both cities are just a short drive away, making it convenient to explore the best they have to offer.
Prefer public transport? Malmesbury has excellent l connections to both cities via bus and train. You can relax and enjoy the scenic views while heading to your destination without the hassle of city parking.
Bristol's Maritime History
Bristol's historic harbor is a must-visit, and you can explore its maritime history at the SS Great Britain or visit the iconic Clifton Suspension Bridge. The city also offers a vibrant arts scene, shopping districts, and delicious food options.
Street Art Capital
Bristol is known for its vibrant street art scene, with works by the renowned artist Banksy adorning its walls. Take a street art tour to discover the city's creative side.
Roman Baths and Georgian Architecture
Bath, a UNESCO World Heritage City, is famous for its Roman Baths and stunning Georgian architecture. Don't miss the chance to take a dip in the thermal waters at the Thermae Bath Spa.
Bath has strong literary ties, with the Jane Austen Centre celebrating the life and works of the beloved author. Explore the city's literary heritage through guided tours and museums.
Return to Malmesbury's and relax in comfort
Return to Malmesbury
After your exciting adventures in Bristol and Bath, return to The Old Bell in Malmesbury to unwind. Enjoy a meal in our Abbey Row Restaurant or relax fireside in our cosy lounges. Our warm hospitality will make you feel right at home.
The Old Bell Hotel in Malmesbury serves as the ideal hub to explore the dynamic urban experiences of Bristol and the historic charm of Bath while providing a tranquil and historic retreat in the heart of the Cotswolds. Whether you're an architecture enthusiast, a history buff, or simply looking for a relaxing getaway, there is something for everyone. Plan your visit today and embark on a memorable journey through this picturesque corner of England.