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The Crown & Garter
The Crown & Garter

Great Common Road, Hungerford RG17 9QR

4.0 out of 5.0
4.4 out of 5 (5 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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Hilton Newbury Centre
Hilton Newbury Centre

Pinchington Lane, Newbury RG14 7HL

4.0 out of 5.0
3.8 out of 5 (329 reviews)

Situated in Newbury, this hotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Newbury and Crookham Golf Club, West Berkshire Museum, and Newbury …

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Donnington Grove Country Club
Donnington Grove Country Club

Grove Road, Newbury RG14 2LA

3.0 out of 5.0
4 out of 5 (28 reviews)

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

£87
The Lodge
The Lodge

Racecourse Road, Newbury RG14 7NZ

3.5 out of 5.0
4 out of 5 (1 reviews)

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

£66
Shears Inn
Shears Inn

Cadley Road, Marlborough SN8 3ED

3.0 out of 5.0
4.3 out of 5 (60 reviews)

Situated in Collingbourne Ducis, this inn is within 16 mi (25 km) of Finkley Down Farm, Stonehenge, and Woodhenge. Silbury …

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The Barleycorn Inn
The Barleycorn Inn

Collingbourne Kingston, Marlborough SN8 3SD

4.0 out of 5.0
3.4 out of 5 (37 reviews)

Situated in Collingbourne Kingston, this inn is within 16 mi (25 km) of Finkley Down Farm, Woodhenge, and Silbury Hill. …

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Bow River House
Bow River House

Shop Lane, Newbury RG20 8QY

4.0 out of 5.0
5 out of 5 (9 reviews)

Situated in Newbury, this bed & breakfast is within 6 mi (10 km) of Welford Park, Watermill Theatre, and Donnington Castle. …

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Bel & the Dragon
Bel & the Dragon

Swan Street, Newbury RG20 5PP

3.5 out of 5.0
4.8 out of 5 (22 reviews)

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

£75
Andover Apartments
Andover Apartments

82a High Street, Andover SP10 1NG

3.5 out of 5.0

Situated in Andover, this apartment is 0.1 mi (0.2 km) from Andover Museum and Museum of the Iron Age and 1.7 mi (2.7 km) fro …

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Crown at Aldbourne
Crown at Aldbourne

The Square, Marlborough SN8 2DU

3.0 out of 5.0
3.5 out of 5 (19 reviews)

Situated in Marlborough, this inn is within 12 mi (20 km) of Swindon Designer Outlet, Welford Park, and Uffington White Horse …

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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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