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Wiltshire Hotel
"Good Points: Convienent for my work, balanced menu, generally quiet

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School House Hotel
"Good Points: Price, clean, pleasant owner. Bad Points: The hotel is in need of a refurbishment, and would benefit from more customers, it was very quite and had very little "life" ..." More

School House Hotel
"Good Points: Unusual, interesting venue. Free wi-fi Bad Points: Toilet did not flush very well and bathroom door did not lock. Bar was not open during our stay, ..." More

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The first reference to "Wodeton" was in the year 681, when it was a Saxon settlement in a clearing in a wood. "Wodeton" turned to "Wootton" which it remained until Alan Bassett, a Norman who became Lord of the Manor in about 1200, added his own name. The town is mentioned in the Domesday Book, and has held a weekly market since the year 1219. As far as we know, it took a couple of hundred more years before Wootton Bassett elected it's first Mayor, John Wollmonger, who also ran the market and acted as chief magistrate and coroner. It was around this time that the town also sent two MPs to parliament, and later acquired the infamy of being known as a 'Rotten Borough' for its dubious electoral practices. Henry VIII's last wife, Katherine Parr, owned Vastern Manor in Wootton Bassett, where he had allegedly kept a mistress. It was Henry who instructed the town to record its births, deaths and marriages (you have to wonder why!) and the parish church, St Bartholomew's and All Saints, has records dating back to 1594. The town's curious Town Hall, which is an upper storey supported on 15 pillars, was built at the end of the 17th century, a gift from the Hyde family (Earls of Clarendon). The first Earl of Clarendon, Edward Hyde, was MP for Wootton Bassett. He went on to be adviser to both Charles I and Charles II and was instrumental in the restoration of the monarchy. The Earl's daughter, Anne, married the king's brother and heir, James Duke of York, and was mother to both Queen Mary and Queen Anne.


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Marsh Farm Hotel (0.52 miles)

Marsh Farm Hotel

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This delightful 50 bedroom, grade II listed, country farm house hotel is conveniently located just 2 miles from junction 16 of the M4 Motorway and 3 miles west of Swindon. Standing in ... More

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Wiltshire Hotel (1.14 miles)

Wiltshire Hotel
Situated minutes from the M4 J16. The Wiltshire experience starts when you arrive. A welcoming reception to help you with all your requirements, helpful staff to make life easier for you.
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School House Hotel (1.27 miles)

School House Hotel

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Formerly a Victorian school, this Grade II listed hotel is close to Swindon, minutes from the M4 (J16), yet set in the Wiltshire countryside on the borders of the Cotswolds.

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Express by Holiday Inn Swindon West (2.03 miles)

Express by Holiday Inn Swindon West

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Boasting a convenient location to the west of the city, just off junction 16 of the M4, this newly refurbished hotel is ideally placed for Swindon’s business parks and main ... More

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Lydiard House (2.31 miles)

Lydiard House

Lydiard House Conference Centre set within an elegant grade 1 listed mansion house, overlooking 260 acres of parkland.Situated on the outskirts of West Swindon and very close to junction 16/M4, this beautiful house provides a ... More | visit website

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Pear Tree at Purton (2.76 miles)

Pear Tree at Purton

Formerly the Vicarage, this elegant Cotswold stone hotel is set in seven acres on the outskirts of the Saxon village of Purton which nestles in the Vale of the White Horse between the Cotswolds and ... More | visit website


Ibis Swindon (2.86 miles)

Ibis Swindon
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One mile from junction 16 of the m4, the hotel is well located for Bath Oxford and the corsworld. The hotel offers 120 en suite ... More
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De Vere Swindon (2.97 miles)

De Vere Swindon
Following a multi million pound investment the De Vere VILLAGE Swindon is now fully open and clearly the finest hotel complex for business and pleasure. From the moment you do the hotels the transformation is ... More | visit website
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Premier Inn Swindon West (3.70 miles)

Conveniently located within easy reach of the M4. For shops and local amenities Swindon town centre is just 3 miles away. Local attractions include a cinema, bowling alley and McArthur Glen Outlet Village for great ... More | visit website
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Bridge House (4.68 miles)

Bridge House

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Spacious Self Catering Apartments with Two Double Bedrooms, Fully equipped Kitchen, including washing machine and Dishwasher, Dining area and Lounge with Flat Screen Television, Dvd and Freeview. Central Location with ... More

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