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The Merchant's House Marlborough

132 High Street, Marlborough SN8 1HN, England
+44 1672 511690
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A real delight

The history of the house comes alive with a guided tour. Check the times before you go. The tour... read more

Reviewed 24 July 2017
Colin C
Oxford, United Kingdom
A Cromwellian Jewel

Marlborough's reward for supporting the Parliamentarian side in the Civil War, was that, when it... read more

Reviewed 23 July 2017
London, United Kingdom
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132 High Street, Marlborough SN8 1HN, England
+44 1672 511690
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Reviewed 24 July 2017

The history of the house comes alive with a guided tour. Check the times before you go. The tour guides are very knowledgeable and keep your interest going with a wealth anecdotes. A very good visit combined with a tour of the main street and...More

Thank Colin C
Reviewed 23 July 2017 via mobile

Marlborough's reward for supporting the Parliamentarian side in the Civil War, was that, when it was largely destroyed by fire, taxes were raised to restore and rebuild, including the house belonging to international silk merchant Mr. Bailey which is now a museum. Arriving just after...More

Thank futtock21
Reviewed 1 June 2017

Tours are offered of this unique property (no freeflow) so check the website for the times. We called and they advised there is no need to book, they won't turn anyone away. The tour tends to be 1hr - 1hr30mins depending on interest and questions...More

Thank Jonathan H
Reviewed 23 May 2017

If you're interested in history and historic places, a guided tour of the Merchant House is well worth the time.

Thank Lin W
Reviewed 18 May 2017

I had walked past the Merchant's House on many occasions thinking 'I must go and look at that sometime' so when I finally went round, I couldn't believe that I had waited so long! A very knowledgeable guide took me round by myself so I...More

Thank Clearhorizons
Reviewed 12 May 2017

A delightful house described entertainingly by our guide Antony Cohen. We hovered a bit as the entrance fee seemed a bit steep for an unplanned visit but we were glad we decided to visit. The tour was very interesting and as there was only 4...More

Thank Gary W
Reviewed 24 April 2017

We just popped in to Marlborough after visiting friends and had some time to kill, it was after the market had finished and there was not much time before closing so was a bit of a rush. The outside although nice belies the fantastic interior...More

Thank Suffolk-Hobbit
Reviewed 23 April 2017

Lovely step back in time with a very knowledgable guide, in this lovely town. Personal tour not at all rushed very welcoming

Thank Julie D
Reviewed 10 March 2017

I don't know how many times I have passed through Marlborough without realising this hidden gem was here. On the off chance, I phoned to see if myself and my husband could visit out of season and were delighted to be given the thumbs up,...More

Thank Sian L
Reviewed 21 December 2016

It's out of season at the moment but rang in the morning to see if I could get a tour for 1 or join a group tour as per website suggestion - and by 11 am a volunteer guide had been found and I was...More

Thank ClareCHS
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