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The Merchant's House Marlborough

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Beautiful house!

What a fascinating house and the stories it has to reveal. Excellent tour guide her enthusiasm for... read more

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heather0215
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Purton, United Kingdom
Visit if you can!

If you love old buildings then this is a must. It’s on the High Street and it is worth booking a... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
mitchell39j
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Bexhill-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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132 High Street, Marlborough SN8 1HN, England
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Reviewed yesterday

What a fascinating house and the stories it has to reveal. Excellent tour guide her enthusiasm for this wonderful house and gardens is second to none! It has been sympathetically restored the main staircase is amazing. Very atmospheric house. A must to visit but check...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you love old buildings then this is a must. It’s on the High Street and it is worth booking a tour for a walk back into history. You are allowed to touch things and the mousetrap in the kitchen is ingenious! The colours and...More

1  Thank mitchell39j
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I hadn't looked at the web site before visiting so it was a huge treat to come across this fantastic resource. I've been studying frescoes and wallcoverings and was suddenly surrounded by a wealth of both. It was such a treat! The two people taking...More

1  Thank Karen B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a 17th century silk merchant's house. If you like old buildings and the stories they tell, you'll love this. It is leased and managed by a Trust and staffed mostly by volunteers, who are clearly passionate about the place. There is lots of...More

1  Thank Richard D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This old house dating back to Tudor times is a hidden gem, as it is fronted by a modern-looking shop. We had a personal guided tour lasting an hour, which was very interesting. Many rooms have been restored and there are many authentic items of...More

1  Thank magisterlatinus
Reviewed 8 August 2018

Rare nowadays to discover a hidden gem, but the Merchant's House is just that. A beautifully atmospheric 17th century home with sloping floors, panelling, a really sublime painted room and even a cabinet of curiosities. Our guide managed to be both entertaining and erudite and...More

1  Thank KempstonJan
Reviewed 7 August 2018

This is a really fascinating place, especially if you are given the guide that we were lucky enough to have (a lady called Jane). I wondered whether a tour of ninety minutes might be rather long but it was so interesting and enthusiastic that I...More

1  Thank Viaggiatoreinglese
Reviewed 6 August 2018

Interesting with "olde wolde " pictures and figures ! The building is being restored little by little the old floor boards are very un-even.! It is in the main Marlborough High Street and a notice board give times of Tours.! A shop entrance sells souvenirs...More

1  Thank Jamming2013
Reviewed 4 August 2018

We went into The Merchants House whilst shopping in Marlborough & what a Gem ... Fantastic shop with wonderful gifts to be bought also quality Teas Coffee & Food to be had ... With a beautiful Garden Out Back ... What A Surprise ...Lovely Friendly...More

1  Thank lesl s
katie F, Manager at The Merchant's House Marlborough, responded to this reviewResponded 6 August 2018

Thank you so much for your lovely review. Always nice to receive. Please do come back and see us! katie

Reviewed 28 July 2018

Great for gifts, Christmas decorations,glassware, good toys for children. Tours of house and garden.

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