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The Crown & Garter
The Crown & Garter

Great Common Road, Hungerford RG17 9QR

4.0 out of 5.0
4.6 out of 5 (7 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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Forebridge B&B
Forebridge B&B

Bridge Cottage, Marlborough SN8 3JS

3.5 out of 5.0
4.8 out of 5 (4 reviews)

Situated in Little Bedwyn, this apartment is 2.8 mi (4.6 km) from Crofton Beam Engines and within 9 mi (15 km) of Combe Gibbe …

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Rookwood Farmhouse
Rookwood Farmhouse

Rookwood Farm, Newbury RG20 8JX

4.0 out of 5.0
4.3 out of 5 (28 reviews)

Situated in the historical district, this romantic bed & breakfast is 0.5 mi (0.8 km) from Deanwood Park Golf Course and …

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The Bell at Boxford
The Bell at Boxford

Lambourn Road, Newbury RG20 8DD

3.0 out of 5.0
3.8 out of 5 (90 reviews)

Situated in Newbury, this inn is within 3 mi (5 km) of Welford Park, Deanwood Park Golf Course, and Watermill Theatre. …

£65
The Pilgrim's Guest House
The Pilgrim's Guest House

Oxford Road, Newbury RG14 1XB

4.0 out of 5.0

Situated in Newbury, this guesthouse is within 1 mi (2 km) of Donnington Castle, Shaw House, and Newbury Town Hall. West …

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Newbury Manor Hotel
Newbury Manor Hotel

London Road, Newbury RG14 2BY

3.7 out of 5 (3 reviews)

Situated in Newbury, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Shaw House and Thatcham Nature Discovery Centre. West Berkshire …

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Manor Farm B & B - Farm
Manor Farm B & B - Farm

Collingbourne Kingston, Marlborough SN8 3SD

4.0 out of 5.0
4.8 out of 5 (52 reviews)

Situated in Collingbourne Ducis, this farm stay is within 12 mi (20 km) of Crofton Beam Engines, Cholderton Farm Shop & Cafe, …

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The Bunk Inn
The Bunk Inn

Curridge, Thatcham RG18 9DS

4.0 out of 5.0
4 out of 5 (2 reviews)

Situated in Thatcham, this inn is within 6 mi (10 km) of Donnington Castle, Shaw House, and Bedlam Paintball-Newbury. St. …

£89
Quality Hotel Andover
Quality Hotel Andover

Micheldever Road, Andover SP11 6LA

3.0 out of 5.0
3.4 out of 5 (145 reviews)

Situated in Andover, this hotel is 0.9 mi (1.4 km) from Andover Museum and Museum of the Iron Age and 1.9 mi (3.1 km) from …

£75
Best Western West Grange Hotel
Best Western West Grange Hotel

Cox's Lane, Bath Road, Thatcham RG7 5UP

3.0 out of 5.0
3.8 out of 5 (103 reviews)

This family-friendly Thatcham hotel is located in a rural location, within 3 mi (5 km) of Bedlam Paintball-Newbury, Thatcha …

£59
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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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