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Badminton

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County - Gloucestershire | Map
Tel code: 01454 | code search
Postcode: GL9 | code search
Population: 250
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Birthplace of:
Fitzroy Somerset
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Folk Customs:
Cooper’s Hill Cheese Rolling
Cotswold Olimpick Shin-Kicking
Cranham Feast
Gloucesters Royal Lamprey Pie Gift
Marshfield Mummers
Pig Face Day
Randwick Wap
St Briavels Bread and Cheese Throwing
Tetbury Sack Race

Badminton Events

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Badminton Horse Trials
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Bodkin House Hotel
"Good Points: very good bed,staff helpfull,hotel easy to find and clean rooms General review: value for money and very enjoyable

Date visited: 2009-08-21 ..." More

Bodkin House Hotel
"JUST GOT BACK FROM A VIST AT BODKIN HOUSE, STAFF HELPFULL AND NICE .ROOM COSY , AND HAD GOOD NIGHTS SLEEP. THE FOOD WAS LOVELY AND IF WE ARE UP ..." More

Bodkin House Hotel
"Bad Points: shower was cold

Date visited: 2008-08-27 ..." More

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Mention the name "Badminton" and the majority of people will think of either horses or, an indoor racket game, for both are connected with one Britain's great country estates centred on Badminton House. The Horse trials were first run in 1949; and the game of Badminton was developed in the early 20th century for house guests on rainy days. The house stands on the site of Badminton Castle the home of the Boteler family, the original manor house was brought from the Botelers in 1608. The present House was built by the first Duke of Beaufort in 1682 in the Palladian style with later additions by William Kent, it contains many fine features including some fine carving by Grinling Gibbons. The church attached to the house was built in 1785 and containing many fine monuments of the Beaufort family. To the south of the estate is Great Badminton, the village contains many fine buildings; The Old Vicarage; The Cottage and the restored Pump Cottages with their stone tiled roofs and timber detailing make an impressive sight on entering the village, on the south side there are several houses and cottages built in the late 18th and 19th centuries for the estate workers. The row of Almshouses date from 1705, they were commissioned by the first duchess for retired servants. To the north of the Park is Little Badminton, the majority of the buildings here date from the 18th and 19th centuries and are built in a variety of styles. The buildings cluster around the village green - the site of the medieval village, the church to the north dates from the 13th century with restorations carried out in the 14th and19th centuries. The medieval Dovecotes form a focal point of the village and are among the oldest in Britain. Both villages are essentially rural in character and unspoilt by the 21st century.

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Dr Burrows WJ & Partners
Dr Goodland & Partners

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Best Western Compass Inn
Bodkin House Hotel
Kings Arms
The Kings Arms

Pub and Bar

Beaufort Arms
Fox & Hounds Inn
Fox Inn
Portcullis Inn

School

Hawkesbury CE Primary School
Trinity Primary School

Shops

Severn View Farm

Places to Stay near Badminton

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Bodkin House Hotel (2.36 miles)

Bodkin House Hotel

This charming 17th century inn is full of historic character, furnished with oak panelling and boasting open fires and flagstone floors. Comfortable bedrooms combine traditional style with modern facilities. The restaurant and lounge are attractively decorated, ... More | visit website

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Cross Hands Hotel (2.69 miles)

Cross Hands Hotel

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Queen Elizabeth ll stayed at The Cross Hands during a blizzard in 1981. It is a charming old posting house dating from the 14th ... More

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Lugbury House Apartment (3.25 miles)

Lugbury House Apartment
Welcome to our beautiful country home situated in the village of Nettleton which is in an area of outstanding natural beauty, we have a self contained large annexe with un-interupted views across the glorious Cotswold ... More | visit website
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Best Western Compass Inn (3.25 miles)

Best Western Compass Inn

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The Best Western Compass Inn stands in 6 acres of beautiful grounds in the heart of the countryside, situated on the edge of the Cotswolds the walking is ... More

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Kings Arms (3.38 miles)

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We are country Inn on the edge of the Badminton estate,approx 20mins from either Bath or Bristol ,so ideal for a stop off in the country whilst visiting the towns ... More

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Manor Farm Bed & Breakfast (3.49 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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Neeld Arms (3.67 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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Staddlestones (3.72 miles)

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Manor House Hotel & Golf Club (3.73 miles)

Manor House Hotel & Golf Club

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For those who choose to enjoy the beauty of the English countryside, The 14th century Manor House Hotel is just perfect. Nestling in 365 acres of secluded parkland, picturesque waterfalls, Italian ... More

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The Garden House (3.77 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

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