Wiltshire Tourist Guide

Hotels in Marlborough - Wiltshire

Hotels in Marlborough are located at the centre of the town on the main through road, the A4.

Although initially an important place of Royal Patronage with its own Royal Mint and hunting grounds at close by Savernake Forest, the town’s business and commerce later developed around being on the main London to Bath coaching route, the Old Bath Road, now known as the A4 trunkroute.

Following a series of disastrous fires in the 17th century when 250 buildings were burnt down the town underwent a period of reconstruction. Inns and hotels of today mostly started life as coaching inns that were built or rebuilt with slate roofs after fire-prone thatch roofs were banned by Act of Parliament .This is why the main road is the widest in the UK.

The Castle and Ball was one such hotel in the middle of the town on the High Street which had its origins on the site of an old 15th century coaching inn. Today it offers accommodation with restaurant and bar facilities and a walled garden and terrace seating for alfresco dining.

The Ivy House Hotel has somewhat different origins and has a unique and interesting history. The building was originally constructed in 1707 for the Earl of Aylesbury as Marlborough Academy, a school for boys. The hotel’s front door was originally the Masters entrance. The side passage was used by the pupils and their names and initials can still be seen carved into the walls. It is built around a cobbled courtyard and retains many of its original features and is a fine example of a grade II listed Georgian building. The hotel today offers many architectural and decorative features which reflect its 300 year history as well as the modern luxuries discerning guests expect.

The A4, the Old Bath Road, coaching route from London, passes through the centre of Marlborough and inns and hotels in Marlborough are either on this broad street or very close to the centre.

However, there are a few hotels outside of the town.The Parklands Hotel is a favourite. This family run hotel offers a choice of 12 bedrooms which comprises four king size, two double, three twin and two singles. The Bentleys Restaurant provides, delicious cuisine, freshly prepared on the premises using only the finest of local produce. The hotel also offers facilities and personal service for all types of celebrations to include weddings, christenings and family reunions. In its quiet location the hotel also makes the perfect venue for small conference and business meetings.

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Hotels in Marlborough