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Kington St Michael


County - Wiltshire | Map
Tel code: 01249 | code search
Postcode: SN14 | code search
Population: 660
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The Jolly Huntsman
"We had booked a room at Travelodge Leigh Delamere, However on arrival at midnight we were told our paid for guaranteed room was not available as they had overbooked!However they ..." More

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The village of Kington St Michael finds itself ideally placed in modern Wiltshire. It is just three miles north of Chippenham and only a short distance south of the M4. The village was once part of lands given to Glastonbury Abbey by King Athelstan and was the site of a Benedictine nunnery. The priory has long since gone but parts of the old buildings now form sections of a farmhouse. A Neolithic chambered long barrow at Lanhill and an early Bronze Age bowl barrow at Barrow Farm are evidence of prehistoric settlement in the area, although the earliest recorded history dates back to 934 when the manor was still known as Kington. The village retains its all-important English charm and boasts some fine buildings. The charming Lytes Almshouses were established in 1675 by Isaac Lyte, a local lad who became an Alderman of London, to house the bachelors of the Parishes of Kington St Michael and Kington Langley.

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The Jolly Huntsman (0.84 miles)

The Jolly Huntsman

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A privately owned traditional village freehouse offering en-suite accommodation with free wireless broadband. Delicious home cooked breakfasts, lunches and evening meals and an excellent selection of well kept real ales and ... More | visit website

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Travelodge Chippenham Leigh Delamere M4 Eastbound (1.07 miles)

Travelodge Chippenham Leigh Delamere M4 Eastbound is located on the M4, close to Chippenham, and provides contemporary quality accommodation and an ideal base for exploring the Wiltshire countryside. Swindon, Bath and Bristol are all within ... More | visit website

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Stanton Manor Hotel & Restaurant (1.69 miles)

Stanton Manor Hotel & Restaurant

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Listed in the Domesday Book, this historic manor house hotel is set in acres of beautiful grounds, in a delightful Wiltshire village convenient for Bath, Bristol, Cheltenham and Swindon.
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Premier Inn Chippenham (1.82 miles)

Premier Inn Chippenham
Ideally located within easy reach of the M4. Local attractions include Bowood Adventure Park and Castle Combe race circuit. Conveniently located for Chippenham train station. For shops and local amenities Chippenham town centre is only ... More | visit website
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The Garden House (2.26 miles)

The Garden House
Enjoy a peaceful night in the heart of the Wiltshire countryside. Garden House is located in a former victorian 2 acre working garden and retains many of its original historic features. Guests will be warmly ... More | visit website

Staddlestones (2.40 miles)

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Neeld Arms (2.41 miles)

Neeld Arms

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This 17th century stone country inn is set in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in the ancient and unspoiled village of Grittleton. Grittleton is situated a few miles off junction 17 ... More

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Manor Farm Bed & Breakfast (2.57 miles)

Manor Farm Bed & Breakfast
Manor Farm offers traditional farmhouse bed & breakfast accommodation close to Chippenham. Explore lively market towns, rolling open scenery, stately homes and magnificent gardens plus experiencing the bustling city culture of Swindon and Salisbury. ... More | visit website
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The Old House At Home (2.64 miles)

The Old House At Home

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This traditional ivy-clad country freehouse, once winners of the National Pub Caterer of the year and now serving food highly commended by AA, has been established over two decades. Close ... More

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Castle Inn (The) (3.06 miles)

Castle Inn (The)

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Set in the market place, the Castle Inn can trace its origins back to the 12th century. Many features of the original construction remain today.

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Childhood is measured out by sounds and smells and sights, before the dark hour of reason grows. - John Betjeman
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