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Postcode: SN6 | code search
Population: 4160
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Cricklade is a small town in north Wiltshire, on the River Thames, situated midway between Swindon and Cirencester. Cricklade was founded in the ninth century by the Saxons, and is one of thirty burhs (fortresses or fortified towns) built around Wessex by King Alfred. The Jubilee Clock stands outside The Vale Hotel in the High Street, erected in 1898 in honour of Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee the preceding year. St. Sampsons Church dates back to the eleventh century, built on the remains of another Saxon church, of 890AD. St Mary's Church was founded nearly 1,000 years ago and its features include a 12th Century Chancel Arch and medieval preaching cross. Cricklade has a number of sports and leisure facilities including Cricklade Leisure Centre, Cricklade Cricket Club and Cricklade Youth Football Club. There is a large nature reserve, North Meadow, which preserves some 80% of Britain's wild Snake's Head Fritillaries in its 150 acres. A disused airfield called Blakehill was bought from the Ministry of Defence to form a second larger meadow of around 600 acres, opened to the public in 2005. Cricklade has numerous public houses; including The Vale, The Old Bear, The White Hart, The White Lion, and The Red Lion. There is a local museum in Calcutt Street, housed in a former Baptist chapel.


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Drove Primary School
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St Sampsons C Of E Junior Controlled School
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Cricklade Town (Amateur Football)

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The Vale Hotel (0.10 miles)

The Vale Hotel
The Vale Hotel is at the southern gateway to the Cotswold water park which offers activities including sailing, water/jet skiing, fishing, horse riding and golf. We are 6 miles from Swindon and Cirencester for some ... More | visit website
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White Hart Hotel (0.12 miles)

White Hart Hotel

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Set on The Thames Path next to The Cotswolds Water Park.Elizabeth I was Queen of England when The White Hart first opened its doors and it has always been the ... More | visit website

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Cricklade Hotel and Country Club (0.13 miles)

Cricklade Hotel and Country Club

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Standing in over 30 acres of peaceful, secluded grounds on the edge of the Cotswolds, this beautiful country house boasts breathtaking views out and over The Vale of Cricklade towards the ... More

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The Red Lion (0.27 miles)

The Red Lion
Roaring log fires, historic bric-a-brac, 9 real ales and ciders, unique guest lagers and beers from around the world, a fabulous pub garden and a warm welcome. These are all parts of what makes the ... More | visit website
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Waters Edge (2.05 miles)

Waters Edge
Breathtaking collection of contemporary, lakeside, luxury, 3 & 4 bedroom holiday homes in the heart of the Cotswold Water Park with unobstructed views across the tranquil 28 acre lake. The 'Waters Edge' lodges are extremely spacious with ... More | visit website
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Orion Holidays (2.89 miles)

Orion Holidays
Self catering lakeside holiday cottages in the Cotswold Water Park.
At Orion Holidays we have a stunning portfolio of roughly 80 properties in and amongst the Cotswold Water Park ranging from timber clad, New England style ... More | visit website
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Chalet 50 (3.02 miles)

Chalet 50
Our private chalet is located within the well known Cotswold water park famous for its water sports and nature reserves, walking ,cycling and even a man made beach. The chalet is located on the Hoburne Cotswold ... More | visit website
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Cotswold Lakeside Lodge (3.03 miles)

Cotswold Lakeside Lodge

A Fantastic Cotswold self catering cottage,in an idylic New England Style Lakeside setting. Cotswold lake lodge is close to all the Cotswold Water Park facilities. A range of activities for all the family, whatever the ... More | visit website

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The Red Lion (3.06 miles)

The Red Lion
This imposing 18th Century red brick property is the first pub on The River Thames. The extensive riverside gardens provide alfresco dining areas, with access to the river for launching of canoes and small dingies ... More | visit website
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Best Western Premier Blunsdon House Hotel (3.60 miles)

Best Western Premier Blunsdon House Hotel

Set in 30 acres of beautiful Wiltshire countryside with stunning views across the Cotswold escarpment, this 4* family owned and run hotel offers warm hospitality, 2 superb restaurants, 3 comfortable bars and extensive leisure facilities ... More | visit website

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