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Crofton Beam Engines - Things to Know Before Visiting

Crofton Pumping Station, Crofton, Marlborough SN8 3DW, UK

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About Crofton Beam Engines

Crofton Beam Engines, set in unspoiled Wiltshire countryside close to the old market town of Marlborough, is an ideal spot for exploring the Kennet and Avon Canal, with The Engineman’s Rest Café, picnic area and gift shop on site. The steam-powered pumping station is preserved and operates on selected weekends.

Attractions Near Crofton Beam Engines

Wilton Windmill
Wilton Windmill1.56km from Crofton Beam Engines

The only operating windmill in Wessex, set in a stunning location in the heart of the North Wessex Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in Wiltshire. Picnic area and site accessible all year round. Guided tours, refreshments and stone ground flour available during opening times. Fabulous walking and great views – a very special place.

Savernake Forest
Savernake Forest6.81km from Crofton Beam Engines

Savernake Forest is the only privately owned forest in England and is among the oldest woodland areas in the country. The forest stretches south from the historic market town of Marlborough, covering some 4500 acres. The history of the forest goes back for a thousand years or more! Its long history has left us with an outstanding legacy of old trees, rich landscapes and diverse habitats. One of the country's oldest trees, the Big Bellied Oak, is very noticeable on the side of the A346.

Pewsey Heritage Centre
Pewsey Heritage Centre9.87km from Crofton Beam Engines

The building was originally the foundry for agricultural engineers, Whatley & Hiscock, and now provides an easily-accessible, airy and spacious setting housing wonderful collections that are sure to bring back memories. The company's collection of historic farm machinery forms the core of the museum collection.

Combe Gibbet
Combe Gibbet10.3km from Crofton Beam Engines

Combe Gibbet is a double gibbet standing 25 feet high on the summit of Inkpen Beacon, about four miles south of Hungerford, but clearly visible from the town in fine weather. It marks the boundary between Inkpen and Combe and stands in the middle of a neolithic long-barrow. a gibbet is a name for any device that is used to carry out a public execution, the term gibbeting more commonly refers to hanging gallows.

North Wessex Downs AONB
North Wessex Downs AONB10.99km from Crofton Beam Engines

The North Wessex Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty have been described as “the cornerstone of southern England’s ancient chalk landscapes”. It’s England’s third-largest Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. It includes the bright, bare uplands of the Marlborough, Berkshire and North Hampshire Downs and sweeps on its western edge to a crest above the White Horse Vale.

Overton Hill
Overton Hill15.37km from Crofton Beam Engines

Overton Hill is a 571 ft hill at the southern edge of the Marlborough Downs in Wiltshire, England. It lies just west of the village of West Overton and about 4 miles west of the town of Marlborough. The A4 road passes close to the north, and to the south is the River Kennet. The hill is notable for being the start point of the Ridgeway National Trail, which follows an ancient trackway. There are several round barrows on it, and it is the site of an Iron Age wooden circle known as The Sanctuary,

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This romantic county is renowned for its connections with the Royal Family, the River Thames meandering along the northern edge and its many beautiful gardens ablaze with colour. Berkshire was recognised by the Queen as the Royal County of Berkshire in 1957 because of the presence of Windsor Castle, and letters patent were issued in 1974.