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Postcode: SN13 | code search
Population: 3400
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Nestling on the southern slope of the ByBrook valley and situated within the Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, much of the village of Box is in a Conservation Area. The village grew up along the A4, once famous as the Great West Road but locally named London Road. Despite being a small English village Box has many attractions including the buildings of the village itself. Many of these are made from the natural Box stone which has been quarried in the surrounding area since at least the 8th Century. The area was once part of a large Roman estate and remains of a grand villa with many mosaic floors have been found there. It is also the site of what was once the longest tunnel in the world, Brunel's Box Tunnel is almost two miles long and cost the lives of 100 construction men before it was completed in 1841 as part of the Great Western Railway from London to Bristol. The construction of the tunnel transformed Box as many workers settled there causing something of a population boom. Peter Gabriel established his state of the art 'Real World Studios' there and this has helped attract people from the entertainment industry to settle in Box.

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Lorne House (0.06 miles)

Lorne House

From a wonderful location in the middle of the Wiltshire Countryside, Lorne House offers guests a smart, sophisticated place to stay. With plenty of off-street parking for our guests and the recently refurbished interior Lorne ... More | visit website

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Benson house (0.11 miles)

Benson house
Located in the Wiltshire village of Box, this contemporary decorated apartment has free parking and is ideally located to visit Castle Coombe and is just a 15-minute drive from Bath city centre. Free Wi-Fi is ... More | visit website
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Woodlands Guest House (0.56 miles)

Woodlands Guest House

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Woodlands Guest House is a new family-run bed and breakfast situated only a few miles outside the historic city of Bath.Located in the village of Ashley, Box, on the A4, ... More

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AnAs BnB (0.80 miles)

AnAs BnB

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A very comfortable country cottage in an area of outstanding beauty 5 miles from Bath, Lacock (film set of Cranford and Harry Potter). We have a double ensuite and twin ... More

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Barn House B&B (0.92 miles)

Barn House B&B
Barn House B&B, just five miles east of Bath in the Wiltshire countryside, offers accommodation set in the Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Quietly nestled in the small rural hamlet of Middlehill, Barn House ... More | visit website
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White Smocks B&B (0.97 miles)

White Smocks B&B

White Smocks is a family run bed and breakfast offering luxury accommodation in a quiet country location with extensive views across the valley. We are conveniently situated approximately 5 miles from Bath, Castle Combe, and ... More | visit website

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Spinney Cross (1.07 miles)

Spinney Cross

Elegant accommmodation set in glorious countryside enjoying stunning views over Bath. Opulent double bedrooms luxury bathrooms and french windows leading to private terracing. Unrivalled hospitality, personal attention assured. 3 miles from Bath, relax and savour the ... More | visit website

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Spinneycross (1.07 miles)

Welcome to the Spinneycross. Relax in elegant accommodation deep in the heart of the country but only ten minutes away from the city of Bath. The Spinneycross bed and breakfast has been awarded 5 ... More | visit website
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Little Orchard (1.26 miles)

Little Orchard

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Little Orchard is situated 3.9 miles East of Bath in the delightful rural village of Kingsdown which has panoramic views over the historic Georgian City of Bath and surrounding countryside. ... More

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Rudloe Hall (1.34 miles)

Rudloe Hall

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Rudloe Hall is not a large stately house but a very friendly, cosy Gothic Victorian mansion house. The house is set in 4 acres of beautiful, sheltered Victorian gardens with ... More

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