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The Crown & Garter
The Crown & Garter

Great Common Road, Hungerford RG17 9QR

4.0 out of 5.0

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 …

£100
The Chequers Hotel
The Chequers Hotel

6-8 Oxford Street, Newbury RG14 1JB

3.0 out of 5.0

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

£53
The Vineyard
The Vineyard

Stockcross, Newbury RG20 8JU

5.0 out of 5.0

Situated in Newbury, this luxury hotel is 0.2 mi (0.3 km) from Deanwood Park Golf Course and within 3 mi (5 km) of Donnington …

£175
The Bell at Boxford
The Bell at Boxford

Lambourn Road, Newbury RG20 8DD

3.0 out of 5.0

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

£60
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 …

£75
Newbury Manor Hotel
Newbury Manor Hotel

London Road, Newbury RG14 2BY

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

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

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

£89
The Royal Oak - B&B
The Royal Oak - B&B

Forest Road, Marlborough SN8 4NQ

2.0 out of 5.0

Situated in a rural location, this bed & breakfast is within 25 mi (40 km) of Welford Park, Stonehenge, and Lydiard Park. …

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Castle And Ball
Castle And Ball

The High Street, Marlborough SN8 1LZ

3.0 out of 5.0

Situated in a rural location, this hotel is 0.1 mi (0.2 km) from The Merchant's House Marlborough and within 9 mi (15 km) o …

£60
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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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