With ten stylish rooms, the Merlin is situated in the middle of a bustling High St full of high class shops and restaurants including a newly opened famous Rick Stein fish restaurant, one of the flagship eateries of the famous TV chef, only 3 doors away. Everywhere in Marlborough can be accessed on foot from the Merlin and many world-famous heritage sites such as Avebury and Silbury Hill are just a short drive away.
The Merlin guest house is a classical palladium style building dating back to the 17th Century. The staircase is original and has a special listing. The Merlin is unique having been run by the same family for over 30 years.
The historic Georgian building boasts a listed 17th Century staircase which is believed to be the oldest in Marlborough. And the Merlin appropriately takes its name from a local legend - the belief that the sorcerer Merlin, adviser to King Arthur, is buried at a site known as Merlin's Mound in Marlborough.
The Merlin was recently awarded an impressive Four Star rating by Visit Britain, formerly the English Tourist Board.