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Macdonald Bear

Blenheim Place

At a Glance


  • plenty of character
  • historic house


  • creaky floors
  • you can knock yourself silly on those old beams

Macdonald Bear Review

Tudoresque wood paneling, beamed ceilings, wattle-and-daub walls, and blazing fireplaces help define this as an archetypal English coaching inn. The guest rooms, overlooking either a quiet courtyard or the town square, have plenty of carved oak; some have four-poster or canopied beds. Legend has it that the Bear is where Richard Burton finally popped the question to Elizabeth Taylor.

    Hotel Details

  • 46 rooms, 8 suites
  • Rate includes breakfast.
Updated: 05-28-2014

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