Visit Marlow and the surrounding villages and stay in bed & breakfast accommodation:
Marlow, Buckinghamshire. This fascinating little town, which has much to interest the traveller in its mixture of the old and the new, is planned in such a way that none of the new buildings in any way detract from the charm of the older ones.
In the High Street are many old houses, but its most famous feature is the suspension bridge, built in 1831 to the design of William Tierney Clark who constructed several similar bridges, including one linking Buda and Pest in Hungary. The one in Marlow, however, is the only remaining example of his work. From its centre are panoramic views of the river where swans are often to be seen and pretty gardens and handsome beech trees reach down to the water's edge. It is the dividing line of Berkshire and Buckinghamshire and on the opposite side, adjacent to the bridge, is the ‘Compleat Angler’ Inn with its reminders of Izaak Walton's book. Adjoining the bridge, in the town itself, is All Saints Church, which contains a monument to Sir Miles Hobart, set up by Parliament to commemorate the parliamentary rebel, who in 1628 locked the door of the House of Commons until certain taxation resolutions were passed.
A short distance from the church is the obelisk milestone in the Market Place, erected in 1822, an indication that in the early 19th century the town was an important stopping-place for travellers. It is closely connected with the Cecil family of Hatfield House, Hertfordshire, who were great sufferers from gout and used Marlow as a short cut to take the waters at Bath.
The Crown Hotel, originally called Remnantz, was reputedly a place where the famous highwayman Dick Turpin took hospitality and, probably, purses.
In West Street is Albion House which was once the home of Shelley, where he lived in 1817 with Mary Godwin whom he married. The 17th-century grammar school, which Shelley frequently visited, is nearby. West Street is familiarly known as Poets Row.
The Parsonage, in St Peter's Street, is believed to be the oldest house in the town, dating from the 14th century.
Nearby villages: Cookham, Little Marlow, Cadmore End, Bisham, Wooburn, Flackwell Heath, Lane End, Wheeler End, Hurley, Taplow, Burchetts Green
Nearby Towns: High Wycombe, Maidenhead, Henley-on-Thames, Reading, Slough, Bourne End
Have you decided to visit Marlow or the surrounding villages? Please look above for somewhere to stay in:
- a Marlow bed and breakfast (a Marlow B&B or Marlow b and b)
- a Marlow guesthouse
- a Marlow hotel (or motel)
- a Marlow self-catering establishment, or
- other Marlow accommodation