Located between the M4 and the M40 and just minutes from the A404, you'll find Marlow in the heart of beautiful Buckinghamshire. Marlow combines all the rustic charms you'd expect from a rural village, with the contemporary conveniences offered by a modern town. With a beautiful, Georgian skyline and a 19th century suspension bridge overlooked by the gentle swoops and swells of the Chiltern Hills, Marlow is an idyllic place to visit at any time of year. There are plenty of hotels nearby, from charming guesthouses and superlative chain hotels to luxurious spa hotels and riverside lodgings.
Hotels in Marlow
While not a particularly big town, Marlow has racked up some impressive achievements in its time. Albion House is the building in which Mary Shelley prepared her novel 'Frankenstein' for publication, and she lived with Percy Shelley for a short while in West Street. With the Thames meandering lazily through the town, it should come as a small surprise that another of the town's most famous inhabitants is Olympic rowing champion Sir Steve Redgrave. Marlow is an ideal destination for those with families or holidaying on a budget. Hotels such as the Crowne Plaza Hotel Marlow and the Glade End Guest House offer superb accommodation, at great rates. The Glade End Guest House is an award-wining guesthouse and well situated for easy access to the town.
A Taste of the High Life
With Buckinghamshire boasting the greatest number of National Trust properties in the United Kingdom, there's no shortage of stately homes and glorious gardens to visit, such as Hughenden Manor and Danesfield House. Dorney Court is a timbered Tudor mansion and has found itself as the backdrop to a number of films and TV shows, including Poirot and Midsomer Murders. For a taste of equally luxurious living, there are some stunning five star hotels in the area; perfect for romantic couples or those looking to treat their loved ones to a taste of the high life. Danesfield House Hotel & Spa is unashamedly upmarket, offering individually designed rooms, traditional country house furnishings and unparalleled surroundings.
Marlow is a quintessentially English place to take a break and booking into a nearby hotel will help you get the most from your downtime.