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Highworth is a pleasant Market town set high on a hill in the County of Wiltshire, home to just under eight thousand people. There's an interesting mix of architecture from stone built cottages, an abundance of Georgian splendour and elegant houses, and the 13th Century pinnacled church of St Michael's and All Angels, which was used during the Civil War when Cavaliers held a Royalist stronghold within the town. It's surrounded by beautiful countryside with far reaching views of the Thames Valley and the Wiltshire Downs tempting walkers and cyclist with its network of footpaths, and yet is only seven miles or so from the bustling town of Swindon. Highworth dates back to Neolithic times and the Bronze Age, its history is an interesting one where agriculture has played its part across the ages, together with a brewery, and even the production of oriental fibre mats, although the town was also renowned during the 17th Century for its fine Cattle Market. King John granted a Market Charter as far back as 1206, and today's visitors can still enjoy the colourful weekly market held in the picturesque Square, fabulous shops can be found in the High Street and Sheep Street, and a good choice of welcoming pubs and restaurants nearby.

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Highworth Community Golf Centre
Wrag Barn Golf & Country Club


The Saracens Head Hotel

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Fox Inn
Globe Inn
Plough Inn
Rose & Crown
The Jolly Tar
White Horse Inn
Wine Cellar


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Eastrop Farm

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The Saracens Head Hotel (0.06 miles)

The Saracens Head Hotel
The Saracens Head offers accommodation with 12 comfortable bedrooms, each with en-suite bathrooms, TV's, telephones and tea-making facilities. Though the archway at the front of the building which led to the yard at the ... More | visit website
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Jesmonds of Highworth (0.26 miles)

Jesmonds of Highworth

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The Jesmonds of Highworth experience is not just about dining in the restaurant or spending a relaxing night in one of the sumptuous rooms. There are many more ways to ... More

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Stanton House Hotel (1.96 miles)

Stanton House Hotel

Overlooking a lake and parkland, this idyllic stone house nestles amid picturesque Wiltshire countryside, fusing traditional English surroundings with a hint of the Far East.

A traditional-style Japanese restaurant complements the European cuisine also available in ... More | visit website

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The Mercure Swindon South Marston Hotel & Spa (2.73 miles)

The Mercure Swindon South Marston Hotel & Spa
The Mercure Swindon South Marston Hotel and Spa is superbly located in the village of South Marston just a short drive from the M4 and Swindon, yet surrounded by beautiful countryside.
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Heart in Hand (3.24 miles)

Heart in Hand

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Family run inn, Village Location on the edge of the Cotwolds.Close links to M4 & M5, 3 Miles to Swindon.

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Portquin Guest House (3.30 miles)

Portquin Guest House

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Portquin Guest House in Swindon is a large, extended family home with wonderful views over the Wiltshire countryside. Karen and Ian Jankinson offer a warm welcome to their well-travelled guests, ... More

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The Old Post Office (3.35 miles)

The Old Post Office

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The Old Post Office Guest House in South Marston, Wiltshire, combines elegant comfort and state-of-the-art modern conveniences with a sense of history for a relaxing and hospitable home away from ... More

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Best Western Premier Blunsdon House Hotel (3.37 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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Premier Inn Swindon North (3.56 miles)

An ideal location within easy reach of the A419 on the edge of the Cotswolds. For shops and local amenities Swindon town centre is only 2.5 miles away. Just a 5 minute walk from this ... More | visit website

National Trust Cottages (4.00 miles)

National Trust Cottages

An unusual example of estate workers' housing within a traditional estate. This delightful cottage, at the end of the row, retains many original features and stands in peaceful surroundings with views over the Oxfordshire countryside. It ... More

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