Towns, Villages, Places Of Interest
Top 10 places of interest
It is the uniformity which so appeals - a mellow golden limestone, which as you get to know it you will see varies across the region from a creamy white through subtleties of grey to a golden hue, all within the space of a few miles!
Malmesbury Abbey (4.2 miles from hotel)
A beautiful structure in the heart of Malmesbury, founded in 626 and is a must for fans of architecture or history.
Chavenage House - seasonal (6 miles)
A wonderful old house close to Tetbury. Built in the Elizabethan era it has many famous features like a sprung floor ballroom and the great hall with stained glass windows. The house has featured in many well loved shows.
Owlpen Manor Estate - seasonal (13 miles)
Often called one of most romantic places in England, and when you visit you'll see why! Set in a valley the estate offers a manor, gardens, cottages, church and a restaurant.
Corsham Court -seasonal (16.7 miles from hotel)
Near Chippenham this majestic house was built in 1582 by Thomas Smythe. But the structure pre-dates this current build, belonging to 2 of Henry the VIII's wives. Be sure to check out the art collection when you visit.
Lacock Abbey Village -seasonal (17 miles from hotel)
A village that will transport you back in time or at least into fantasy. This village has been used for some very well know films and when you visit, it is not hard to see why.
Bowood House and Gardens - seasonal (18 miles from hotel)
Not to be missed, a real treat for all the family. The gardens are stunning and span over 100 acres, hiding an adventure playground within. The house and grounds are very impressive - a great day out for all.
Chedworth Roman Villa (seasonal) (19 miles)
One of the oldest Roman villas in England this 2nd century structure harboured mosiacs and cravings all of which can still be seen at the original site.
Berkeley Castle (seasonal) (20 miles from hotel)
A beautiful grade 1 castle from the 11th century, the castles ownership has remained largely with the Berkeley family. This impressive structure is rich with history, including allegedly being the site of King Edward II's Murder.
Dyrham Park House and Gardens, Longleat (seasonal) (20.9 miles)
The set of the film 'The Remains Of The Day' this 17th century mansion and deer park is housed in 274 acres. It offers expansive gardens, woodlands and lakes.
Sudeley Castle - seasonal (29 miles from hotel)
This grade 1 listed building is still a residence, open to the public on certain dates. Be sure to check the website before your visit to see opening days and times.