Destination guide

Head to the cosy city of Malmesbury

The area's temples and culture are just some of the reasons to come on holiday to Malmesbury. Well known for its stargazing, bars and gardens, this welcoming city won't disappoint. Bath Abbey and Roman Baths are just a couple of the must-see attractions in the area. Whether you're planning a family holiday, a trip with friends or a romantic retreat, HomeAway has a great selection of holiday homes. Many rentals come with a full kitchen and separate dining area, perfect if you need a space for entertaining.


Activities and attractions in and around Malmesbury

Do you want to discover attractions to visit in the city? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable holiday rental, you'll want to check out everything that Malmesbury has to offer. Here are some of the most popular attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Cotswold Country Park and Beach (6.4 mi / 10.4 km)
  • Cirencester Golf Club (10.8 mi / 17.5 km)
  • The Players Golf Club (14.5 mi / 23.3 km)
  • Cattle Country Adventure Park (17 mi / 27.3 km)
  • Slimbridge Wildfowl and Wetlands Centre (17.1 mi / 27.6 km)
  • Gloucester Ski and Snowboard Centre (17.5 mi / 28.1 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural features in Malmesbury

Whether you're looking for exciting outdoor activities or just want to take in the scenery, Malmesbury is a great place to spend some time outside. These are some of the area's most eye-catching natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Highgrove House and Gardens (4.6 mi / 7.5 km)
  • Somerford Lagoon (5.7 mi / 9.2 km)
  • Westonbirt Arboretum (6.2 mi / 9.9 km)
  • Cirencester Roman Amphitheatre (9 mi / 14.5 km)
  • Minchinhampton Common (9.5 mi / 15.3 km)
  • Lydiard Park (9.9 mi / 15.9 km)
How to get there

Transport to and around Malmesbury

The nearest airport is in Bristol (BRS-Bristol Intl.), located 30.8 mi (49.6 km) from the city centre. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you might consider flying into Oxford (OXF), which is 36.5 mi (58.8 km) away.

How many holiday rentals are available around Malmesbury?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 327 holiday lettings around Malmesbury. From 181 cottages to 99 houses, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends for a long holiday or a weekend break.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Malmesbury? offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Malmesbury. From travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Malmesbury Abbey: 1,194 holiday lettings
  • Avebury Stone Circle: 569 holiday lettings
  • Iford Manor and the Peto Garden: 1,109 holiday lettings
  • Bath (QQX-Bath Spa Train Station): 1,139 holiday lettings
  • Thermae Bath Spa: 1,140 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Malmesbury listed on where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Cottages in Malmesbury?

Yes, of course. offers 181 Cottages in Malmesbury. Our other popular types of Malmesbury holiday rentals include:

  • Houses: 99 self catering accommodations
  • Flats: 19 self catering accommodations
  • Bungalows: 181 self catering accommodations

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Cabins and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Malmesbury?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 110 holiday homes with pool available in Malmesbury. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.