We spoke to Katie Fairfax-Ross about the Merchant's House - a unique, historic building found on the Great West Way. Read on or watch the video to find out what inspires Katie about life in this beautiful part of England...

"The business was founded in 1991 when the town council bought the Merchant's House and a trust was formed to restore it back to how it was in 1653. As we took off all the wall coverings that were here, we discovered unique and rare wall paintings - they are unique in the UK as far as we are aware! People come from all over the world to see it. It just comes to life with our guides who take you on a guided tour. 

"What inspires me about the Great West Way is the fact that it is businesses coming together to promote a part of England that a lot of people don't normally see. You've got a huge forest nearby where you can walk for miles and miles and miles. You've got the Kennet and Avon Canal - the beautiful barge way. You've got the Kennet River. You've got all the wonderful shops and activities to do within Marlborough itself. It's just a fantastic place to come and visit."

Find out more about the Merchant's House when you visit the Great West Way for yourself, currently open for a limited number of daily guided tours.

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The Merchant's House
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The Merchant's House - a glorious restoration of a 17th century silk merchant's house. The 17th century style town garden is a hidden gem, voted Garden of the Year 2009 by Wiltshire Life magazine.