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Postcode: SN12 | code search
Population: 20000
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Melksham is a town on the River Avon in the north of Wiltshire, perfectly placed south of the Cotswolds and north of the Mendips. The impressive church of St Michaelís and All Angels dates back to Norman times, there is a Medieval sundial, once inside the windows and arches are a delight. A leisurely stroll along the river bank or a visit to the Nature Reserve will brighten anyoneís day, or perhaps step back in time at Great Chalfield Manor, which is a stunning Manor house dating back to the 15th Century, the grand windows and rooftop soldiers stir thoughts, set within beautiful grounds complete with a lily pond and well. Or for sporty visitors Christie Miller Sports Centre has Squash, Ten Pin Bowling, or there is always a round or two on the nine hole Golf Course. One of the most enchanting and captivating places that weaves itís magic to every visitor is the village of Lacock just a few miles away, artists pack your brushes as the quaint cottages and bridge not to mention the scenery will challenge the most determined as there is so much to capture. The National Trust now owns the whole village which will captivate all who gaze.



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Conigre Hotel (0.56 miles)

Conigre Hotel

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This charming, family-run, 400 year old farmhouse has been converted to a friendly, 8-bedroom hotel and restaurant, easily accessible from the A350.
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Beechfield House (1.15 miles)

Beechfield House

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Beechfield House is a comfortable Victorian country house set in eight acres of grounds and situated in the heart of the Wiltshire countryside, yet only ... More

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Whaddon Grove House (1.15 miles)

Whaddon Grove House

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Whaddon Grove House is a large country house in a beautiful rural area, set in the middle of a 30 acre field, yet it is within walking distance of the ... More

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The Shaw Country Hotel (1.23 miles)

The Shaw Country Hotel
This typical country hotel; reputed to be built during the late 16th century; offers superb first class accommodation; with twelve well appointed bedrooms; all with en-suite facilities. All bedrooms have tea/coffee making facilities; colour television ... More | visit website
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Rowan House B&B (1.38 miles)

Rowan House B&B
Rowan House is a friendly B&B situated in a Family Home on the outskirts of this Wiltshire Market Town. Recently redecorated to a high standard the property is comfortable, homely and peaceful. Located on the ... More | visit website
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The Kings Arms Hotel (1.51 miles)

The Kings Arms Hotel
The Kings Arms Hotel, Melksham, is nestled in the English rural county of Wiltshire. A warm welcome can be expected from this enchanting staging post where in the early 18th century stagecoaches refreshed on ... More | visit website
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Pear Tree Inn (1.89 miles)

Pear Tree Inn

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The Pear Tree Inn offers award-winning food and comfortable and stylish 5-star guest accommodation, in an attractive, peaceful location just 10 minutes from the M4 motorway. In the heart of the beautiful ... More

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The Somerset Arms (2.11 miles)

The Somerset Arms
Roaring fires, comfy sofas and a friendly atmosphere welcome you to The Somerset Arms. Our excellent and well appraised restaurant offers a delightful menu with interesting dishes created from fresh local ingredients. As a ... More | visit website
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Red Lion (2.83 miles)

Red Lion

Bed & Breakfast, Good Food, Wine and Real Ales in Historic Surroundings The Red Lion Lacock is a Wadworth Brewery Heritage Pub and offers bed and breakfast accommodation to a superior standard. All the rooms have ... More | visit website

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Old Rectory (2.95 miles)

Old Rectory
Delightful Grade II listed Rectory, an excellent example of Victorian gothic architecture. Set in 8 acres with gardens and orchard, it is just a stroll to the medieval village of Lacock, and good pubs ... More | visit website

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