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The west tower of Malmesbury Abbey

Malmesbury is a market town in north Wiltshire, just south of the Cotswolds. The town became popular during the Middle Ages as the abbey as a center for learning. It is the oldest borough in England. Malmesbury was created by a charter of Alfred the Great about 880 AD.[1] It was once the site of an Iron Age hill fort.[2]


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