5 Reasons You Should Definitely Visit Marlow
Our Thameside town is a truly terrific spot, but it tends to fly a little under the radar. We’re not sure why… maybe the locals like to keep it a secret.
Still, we think it would be a shame for anyone to miss out on the magical marvels of Marlow. So perhaps it’s time we let the cat out of the bag. To that end, here are 5 reasons to put our beautiful Buckinghamshire home to the top of your visit list.
And if you’re looking for hotels in Marlow, book a boudoir at The Chequers for a guaranteed lavish lodging experience.
1. Marlow’s a gastro hub
When it comes to good grub, Marlow’s definitely worth shouting about. Tom Kerridge and Atul Kochhar are among the Michelin-starred chefs operating in this town, which boasts an absurd number of top-quality eateries – more than just about anywhere else you’d care to mention. Ranking high on the list is our very own, The Butcher’s Block, which serves up a steak so stupendously succulent you’ll probably dream about it for days afterwards.
2. The Chilterns is on our doorstep
Life is hectic. Sometimes you just want to step away from it all and let the soothing surroundings of Mother Nature seep into your soul. Well, in Marlow, it’s all right here on our doorstep. The Chilterns Area of Outstanding National Beauty is mere moments away, with its rolling hills, lush green meadows and incredible views. It’s undoubtedly some of the most beautiful countryside in the South East.
3. It’s hiking heaven
Where there’s beautiful countryside, there are great walks. Visitors to Marlow are spoilt for choice when it comes to stretching their legs. Take a stroll up the Thames, undertake an undulating hike to the Chilterns’ highest point, Coombe Hill, or meander around a manor house at a more moderate pace. There are few better places to break in a new pair of sturdy shoes.
And if you have a four-legged friend with you, we’ve picked out some of the best dog walks near Marlow. These are each accessible from The Chequers – of all the hotels in Marlow, we pride ourselves on being the most dog-friendly!
4. Marlow’s picture perfect
As towns go, Marlow is about as photogenic as it gets. Historic streets, elegant Georgian buildings, a splendid suspension bridge and tranquil Thameside towpaths… the place just oozes charm. Add in a dramatic sunset and you’ll have all the elements required for a captivating composition. Your Instagram feed will have never looked so good.
5. It’s an hour from London
While Marlow might feel like a world away from the hustle and bustle of the metropolis, it’s actually just an hour’s train ride away from Paddington (or an hour and ten minutes’ drive from the centre of town). That makes it the ideal spot for a weekend getaway, but you’ll want to make sure you get the accommodation right. And of all the hotels in Marlow, The Chequers offers the warmest welcome and the sweetest night’s sleep. So book today (just don’t forget to pack your toothbrush)!