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Address: 132 High Street, Marlborough SN8 1HN, England
Phone Number: +44 1672 511690
09:30 - 19:00
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Mon - Sat 09:30 - 19:00

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This is a stunning House in the Market Town of Marlborough. Marlborough is delightful with its long open market place with boutique shops. It retains a distinct feel and even... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Hong Kong, China
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Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a stunning House in the Market Town of Marlborough. Marlborough is delightful with its long open market place with boutique shops. It retains a distinct feel and even Pepys came to stay. The Merchant House doubles as both a shop ( the profits of which help keep the House going) and an icon. This is a building for... More 

Thank ESVincent
Bristol, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I know that when we visited the 'house tours' were out of season but the shop (from which all profits got to continual restoration of the house) was beautiful. Perfect for Christmas gifts and decorations. Upstairs the front room which is normally a period living room was full of Christmas magic! We're coming back April to October to go on... More 

Thank Jonny W
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97 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

My friend booked up a guided tour of this magnificent house and garden. Our volunteer tourguide was a charming,knowledgable lady who made our visit very special by going into great historical detail about the building ,its inhabitants and its history.We thoroughly enjoyed our visit and would recomend it to anyone who has a little time to spare in the fabulous... More 

Thank Helene H
Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

If you want a present that is a little different then try the this shop. Lovely helpfull ladies nothing to much trouble. Willgft wrap your purchases.

Thank smokey741
Bridgend, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

The guide was very informative and helpful. They work tirelessly to preserve and protect this interesting Tudor house. Not suitable for the infirm except for the lovely garden. Well worth a visit 👍

Thank Net32
Felixstowe, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

Popped in here on impulse and was delighted by it. I give it only 4/5 as they told us it's an on-going project with much more to come. But the staff are very knowledgeable and it's a beautiful,atmospheric old building with many a tale to tell. I'm going to be asked in a minute if it's suitable for kids. Yes,... More 

Thank David M
Witheridge, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

It takes a good hour and we were lucky - just myself and better half. The knowledgeable guide suffered all our questions gladly and we learned a great deal about the domesticity of our ancestors. The cost of repair and upkeep made both me and my wife welcome the input of the National Lottery. It is probably out of the... More 

Thank Brian B
Basildon, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016

Worth every penny, tour guide a wonderful man called Peter. Was one of the most interesting houses I have visited in the last 50 odd years!

Thank rewy2016
Seattle, WA
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44 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016

If you are interested in old houses and history, this is not a place to miss when visiting Marlborough. Built after the great fire of Marlborough, the house was added onto by successive generations of the same family. The tour is instructive and illuminating - and you get a glimpse of how the family lived. All pieces of furniture in... More 

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Marlborough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016

This is a lovely shop with the old original rooms above. When open to the public you can visit upstairs and see the history of the building. Often have guides dressed in relevant costumes of the period who demonstrate things like spinning, lace making etc.

Thank Afartribe

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