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September date to be arranged: Day visit by coach to Malmesbury and Badminton House. (Only 30 people): If you are interested could you please let us know. We will then advise you of the details as soon as they are finalised.
Malmesbury: Here we will view the Abbey which dominates the town. Only a third of the abbey has survived, but in the Middle Ages the building had a spire which was higher than Salisbury Cathedral’s. Malmesbury was founded as a Benedictine monastery around 676 AD by the scholar-poet Aldhelm. In 941 AD, King Athelstan was buried in the Abbey. By the 11th century it contained the second largest library in Europe. Malmesbury is the oldest borough in England, with a charter given by Alfred the Great around 880.
Lunch: There is plenty to see in this attractive town and many places to have lunch.
Afternoon Badminton: Arrive at 2pm at Badminton where we will be shown round the house and see documents in their collection that are relevant to Monmouthshire. This is a very special visit and they have gone to a lot of trouble to provide a viewing of relevant documents. Please inform us if you want to be placed on the list – remember only 30 can be accommodated. We will contact you about cost when we have the details.