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About The Vale Hotel

The 16th Century Vale Hotel in Cricklade provides comfortable accommodation with a restaurant and a bar.

At the hotel, each room is equipped with a desk, a flat-screen TV, a private bathroom, bed linen and towels. All rooms will provide guests with a wardrobe and a kettle with tea and coffee.

Located around 7.5 miles from Cotswold Water Park, the hotel with free WiFi is also 25.5 miles away from Lacock Abbey.


The property is non-smoking and is located 7.5 miles from Lydiard Park.

The area is popular for walking and cycling.

About Cricklade

Situated in the north of  Wiltshire, Cricklade is the First Town on the Thames and the Southern Gateway to the Cotswolds. The Thames Path National trail passes through the town, which is an excellent base for walkers and visitors to the Cotswold area and Cotswold Water Park which boasts 140 lakes for recreation and leisure.


The town is steeped in history, with one of the first claims to fame as the home of a royal mint from 979 to 1100, there are some examples of Cricklade coins in the town museum and mention of the town in The Domesday Book.  It is one of just a few preserved Saxon Towns. 


The quintessentially English High Street has a range of businesses, cafes, pubs and hotels. Cricklade was awarded the top RHS prize, Champion of Champions, in the UK finals of Britain in Bloom in 2011.


The Heritage Trail takes a route past many of the town’s historical building and places including landmark sites such as 13th century St Sampson's Church, medieval St. Mary's Church, 18th century United Church Hall, 17th century Jenner Hall, Town Hall, 19th century Museum (previously a Baptist chapel), Thames Hall, Saxons Rest (site of the Queen Elizabeth II's Diamond Jubilee Mosaic), 13th century Priory of St. John the Baptist, Manor House and the unusual standing commemoration clock (Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee).

On the outskirts of the town you will find North Meadow National Nature Reserve. This Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) is home to the UK's largest population of wild Snakeshead Fritillaries.


Nearby is the Blakehill Nature Reserve, which offers 600 acres of grassland, owned and managed by Wiltshire Wildlife. Dance Common is on the outskirts of the town, it is 2.32 hectares and a Wiltshire Nature Site, it is managed by a team of local volunteers.

Within a few miles of the town there is also the Swindon and Cricklade Railway, a heritage standard gauge railway and depot operated by a group of local volunteers.

Cricklade is an excellent base for those interested in history, wildlife enthusiasts, walkers and in close proximity to many recreational activities for all age groups.

We look forward to welcoming you soon!

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