Days out near Malmesbury

Our top tips for days out when you are staying at Whatley

If you’re staying at Whatley for a few days you might have time to explore the many wonderful places to visit nearby.

The hotel is located in Easton Grey, just a few miles from the town of Malmesbury. This ancient town is one of the oldest continually inhabited towns in England and is steeped in history. Take a stroll through the medieval streets to Abbey House Manor, famous for its beautiful five-acre gardens featuring rare flowers, fountains, and sculptures. It’s a great place to relax and unwind.

If you’re looking for something a bit more active, the Cotswold Water Park is just a short drive away. With over 150 lakes to explore, you can enjoy fishing, kayaking, water skiing, walking, running, and more.

Our near neighbour Westonbirt Arboretum is famous for it’s glorious autumn colours; in fact it is destination to visit all year round. Home to over 18,000 species of trees and shrubs the walking trails will take you through the most beautiful parts of the forest discovering the flora and fauna in the sweeping avenues.

Our corner of the Cotswolds is very proud of its royal connections; nearby Highgrove House is King Charles and Queen Camilla’s country home. For garden enthusiasts a visit to Highgrove Gardens is highly recommended, tours must be booked in advance to ensure availability.  An experienced guide who can share with you the inspiration for the gardens will accompany you and explain the unique organic garden management employed. You can also enjoy an excellent cream tea.

The beautiful village of Lacock is a bit further afield but definitely worth exploring. Lacock has been used as a backdrop for many TV shows and movies, including Harry Potter. The village is filled with stunning architecture and a beautiful Abbey, and it’s almost untouched by modern trappings.

Whatever your interests, there’s something for everyone near Whatley Manor, our team are happy to share their local knowledge and ideas for days out, enjoy exploring the area and discovering all it has to offer.


From 24th - 26th December the Whatley Manor will be closed to non residents. If you need to contact us please send an email to and one of the team will respond. Thank you