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Mercure Newbury Elcot Park Hotel

Mercure Newbury Elcot Park Hotel

Elcot, Newbury RG20 8NJ

4.0 out of 5.0
3.6 out of 5 (179 reviews)

Located in Elcot, this romantic hotel is 2.9 mi (4.7 km) from Welford Park and within 6 mi (10 km) of Deanwood Park Golf …

£62
Donnington Valley Hotel and Spa

Donnington Valley Hotel and Spa

Old Oxford Road, Newbury RG14 3AG

4.0 out of 5.0
4.1 out of 5 (95 reviews)

Situated in a rural location, this spa hotel is 0.8 mi (1.3 km) from Donnington Castle and within 3 mi (5 km) of Shaw House …

£79
The Crown & Garter

The Crown & Garter

Great Common Road, Hungerford RG17 9QR

4.0 out of 5.0
4.6 out of 5 (8 reviews)

Situated in Hungerford, this inn is 1.7 mi (2.8 km) from Combe Gibbet and 2 mi (3.2 km) from Walbury Hill. Welford Park and …

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DoubleTree by Hilton Newbury North

DoubleTree by Hilton Newbury North

M4 Junction 13 Oxford Road, Newbury RG20 8XY

4.0 out of 5.0
3.7 out of 5 (355 reviews)

Situated in Newbury, this hotel is 2.8 mi (4.6 km) from Donnington Castle and within 6 mi (10 km) of Shaw House and West …

£53
Regency Park Hotel

Regency Park Hotel

Bowling Green Road, Thatcham RG18 3RP

4.0 out of 5.0
4.1 out of 5 (102 reviews)

Situated in Thatcham, this spa hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of St. Mary's Church and Thatcham Nature Discovery Centre. Shaw …

£65
Hare & Hounds Hotel

Hare & Hounds Hotel

20 Bath Road, Newbury RG14 1QY

3.0 out of 5.0
4 out of 5 (117 reviews)

Situated in a rural location, this hotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Deanwood Park Golf Course, Donnington Castle, and Newbury …

£63
Donnington Grove Country Club

Donnington Grove Country Club

Grove Road, Newbury RG14 2LA

3.0 out of 5.0
3.9 out of 5 (46 reviews)

Situated in Newbury, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Donnington Castle and Watermill Theatre. Shaw House and Newbury Town …

£63
The Chequers Hotel

The Chequers Hotel

6-8 Oxford Street, Newbury RG14 1JB

3.0 out of 5.0
3.6 out of 5 (279 reviews)

Situated in Newbury, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Newbury Town Hall and West Berkshire Museum. Shaw House and …

£54
The Lodge

The Lodge

Racecourse Road, Newbury RG14 7NZ

3.5 out of 5.0
3.9 out of 5 (41 reviews)

Situated in Newbury, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Newbury Racecourse, West Berkshire Museum, and Newbury Town Hall. …

£62
Bel & the Dragon

Bel & the Dragon

Swan Street, Newbury RG20 5PP

3.5 out of 5.0
4.8 out of 5 (38 reviews)

Located in Kingsclere, this inn is within 6 mi (10 km) of 4 Kingdoms Adventure Park, St Mary's Church, and Highclere Castle …

£63

Pocket Guide: Hungerford Combe Gibbet Hotels

Berkshire is a county packed with surprises and unlikely attractions. Perhaps the most unlikely of all is the somewhat morbidly-named Combe Gibbet. The fact that it's situated on top of Gallows Down might give a fair idea of what to expect on your visit! Combe Gibbet is the name of the gibbet itself, situated within the parish of Combe. It remains famous for being situated on the site of a Neolithic burial mound and, despite its grisly silhouette, was only used once. There are a number of reasons to visit this attraction and you'll find plenty of places to stay nearby, from characterful inns and comfortable B&Bs, to glamorous and luxurious hotels.

The Story of Combe Gibbet

The story behind Combe Gibbet is true: George Broomham and Dorothy Newman were conducting an affair, when they were seen by George's wife and son. In order to prevent repercussions, the adulterous pair murdered the witnesses to their debauchery, but were caught in the act by the village vagrant, 'Mad Thomas'. Thomas reported the crime and they were executed at Winchester Assizes. The gibbet was used to display both their bodies, to serve as a warning to those who might follow in their footsteps. The gibbet that stands is not the original, but it still draws visitors throughout the year. However, Gallows Down is also the site of some more pleasant activities, such as the 16-mile Combe Gibbet Cross Country Race and is also a popular launching site for paragliders and hand-gliders.

Hotels near Combe Gibbet

There's plenty of reasonably-priced accommodation in the area. Bracknell, which is less than an hour away, is home to a number of well-priced and comfortable hotels, such as the Grange Bracknell, the Fines Bayliwick Hotel and the Elizabeth House bed and breakfast. However, if you're in the area for a special occasion or feel it's time to treat your partner to a little slice of luxury, the Oakley Court Hotel offers beautiful surroundings, sumptuous rooms and a remarkable restaurant. For those who prefer to look after themselves, there are self-catering options available, in the Berkshire Rooms Bracknell and the Beneficial House - House of Fisher.

Combe Gibbet may be one of Berkshire's more macabre attractions, but it remains enduringly popular. Book a room in a hotel near Combe Gibbet and you'll find yourself well placed to explore all that this extraordinary county has to offer.

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