Malmesbury, located in Wiltshire, is located south of the Cotswolds. The town is well known for being surrounded on three sides by rivers. There are many interesting sights located in the immediate area including the Market Cross, which stands in the center of town and is believed to date back to the 15th Century. The Tower House is also a popular sight, although it is now a private home. The Old Bell Hotel is also an interesting sight in Malmesbury that should not be missed in the area. It is thought that the sight dates back to the 12th Century.
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The English town of Malmesbury is located within the southern part of the Cotswolds. The town of Malmesbury is actually also a county of Wiltshire. The town is surrounded by places such as Chippenham, Swindon and also Cirencester. Rivers are on three surrounding sides of the town.
The town of Malmesbury is located at the top of a hill. The shape of the town is carved out by two of the three rivers. The Bristol Avon flows to the west and it flows through the town and out to Sherston. To the north western side of the town is Tetbury Avon and this is known locally as Ingleburn. The Bristol Avon and the Tetbury Avon flow within about one hundred yards of one another but a high isthmus keeps them separate.
Since 1974 three different levels of government have governed the town of Malmesbury and these are county, district and also parish. The main local level of the government is the town council of Mamesbury. The town council was formed from the old municipal borough. The actual town council is made up of sixteen different councillors who are all elected annually and the council also features a town major and an assistant town mayor.
The town of Malmesbury is part of the district that is known as North Wiltshire. The parish that is known as Malmesbury consists of different wards and there are thirty-five wards and these wards are responsible for elections of district council members.
There are a vast number of different famous people that come from the town of Malmesbury and these include people such as King Athelstan who was the first king of England, James Dyson who was an inventor and invented the Dyson vacuum cleaner and also the modern musician Jamie Cullum is from this town.
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