Malmesbury – the ‘Queen of Hilltop Towns’ - is packed with history, sights and stories.

Saints, Kings, flying monks, battles, rogues, heroes and heroines – and tigers -  are around every corner.

Each of our guided walks will give you new insights.

All walks are led by volunteers who have a passion for Malmesbury. 

We look forward to you joining us!


2018 Programme


Saturday 19thth May – 2:30pm: St Aldhelm’s Fayre Walk: What did St Aldhelm ever do for us?

Saturday 16th June – 2:00pm: Women of Malmesbury. Celebrating 100 years since (some) women ‘got the vote’.

Saturday 28th July – 2:00pm: Malmesbury - Queen of Hilltop Towns – A walk through over 2,000 years: Saints, kings, flying monks, battles, rogues, heroes and heroines – and tigers – around every corner.

Saturday 11th August – 2:00pm:  A view of Malmesbury for 4 to 11 year olds (and their hangers on). Includes activities. All the best stories!

Wednesday 15th August – 7:00pm: The Jackdaw’ view of Malmesbury – Some of the history of Malmesbury that doesn’t make the text books – with a focus on Malmesbury’s historic place as ‘the rottenest borough in England’. Finishing at the (in)famous Old White Lion, where suitable refreshments will be available.

Saturday 25th August – 2:00pm: Malmesbury Carnival Walk

Friday 7th September -2:00pm: Malmesbury War Memorials and Graves; the stories behind the names. Part of Heritage Open Day. FREE. Tickets only at Athelstan Museum.

Saturday 8th September – 10:15 pm:  Malmesbury War Memorials and Graves: the stories behind the names. Part of Heritage Open Days. FREE. Tickets only at Athelstan Museum.

Sunday 9th September LIVING TRAIL. 2:00pm to 4:30pm. Malmesbury in the First World War. Fifteen personal stories told at locations around town. Trail Guide with FREE BOOK from Tourist Information Centre at the Town Hall - available from 1st August.

Sunday 21st October – 10:00am Wessex Week Walk.

Sat 27th October4:15pm and 4:45pm. Malmesbury’s Famous Halloween Walk – with a few surprises….


All funds raised go to support Athelstan Museum, Malmesbury Civic Trust, Wessex Week, Malmesbury Carnival and other local causes

Guided Walks Around Malmesbury

Event Location: Athelstan Museum , Town Hall , Cross Hayes , Malmesbury, Wiltshire , SN16 9BZ
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