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Marlborough

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Marlborough is situated in the picturesque rural north-east of Wiltshire.

Much of its great natural beauty is environmentally protected and it offers the discerning visitor a unique blend of modern attractions and facilities. Site of a twice-weekly market, the High Street is one of the widest in the UK and lined on both sides with characterful old buildings housing an array of high quality shops.

The town displays the confidence of wealth from times past, yet today remains vibrant and progressive with its own chic café culture and many independent shops.

The Merchant's House - one of the finest 17th century middle-class homes open to visitors in England - is also to be found on the High Street here and contains a wealth of period features, paintings and artefacts and on-going restoration.

Also on Marlborough’s High Street is St Peter’s Church, now a community centre with an arts gallery and café. At certain times visitors can do a tower tour for great views over the town.

Among Marlborough’s many claims to fame is the mysterious Merlin’s Mound which can be found within the grounds of Marlborough College and is the reputed burial place of the wizard Merlin. The Duchess of Cambridge also attended this famous college.

A boutique cinema is due to open this summer, adding to an already lively entertainment scene. There are all sorts of events for local residents and visitors alike. The traditional Mop Fairs held in October always bring in the crowds. Another draw is the annual Marlborough Literature Festival, an increasingly important event with something interesting for all ages and the Marlborough College Summer School, which draws lots of people to the town. Another popular annual event is the Marlborough Open Studios, usually held over several weekends in July, where local artists open up their studios, both in Marlborough and the neighbouring areas.

Walkers will enjoy the nearby Savernake Forest, to the southeast of the town. Head here during late spring for the bluebells and in autumn for the fantastic colours. The North Wessex Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty encompasses much of the countryside around Marlborough and there are ample walking and cycling routes throughout this area. Marlborough is also located very close to the Avebury World Heritage Site.

For visitors with mobility problems, wheelchairs or powered scooters are available for hire Monday to Saturday from Shopmobility, based in the Mobility Store adjacent to George Lane car and coach park.  Enquire at 07410 017307.

 

Take a look at the Marlborough Town Centre Map or download 50 things to do in Marlborough.

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Marlborough is a twenty minute drive from the M4 junction 15. Main roads through the town are A4, A338, A345 & A346.

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Nearest Train station Swindon, Pewsey and Bedwyn.Regular bus routes.

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  1. The Merchant's House

    The Merchant's House - a glorious restoration of a 17th century silk merchant's house.…

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  2. Marlborough College Summer School

    This extremely popular multi-generational learning experience will take place over four…

    0.32 mijl weg
  3. Jones's Mill - Wiltshire Wildlife Trust

    Jones’s Mill, a nature reserve owned by Wiltshire Wildlife Trust is a fen, made up of wet…

    4.95 mijl weg
  1. Avebury Manor and Garden - National Trust

    The 16th century Avebury Manor is a hands-on experience in the heart of the Avebury World…

    5.28 mijl weg
  2. Avebury Stone Circle and Avebury Manor and Garden

    The pretty village of Avebury nestles within the Stonehenge and Avebury World Heritage…

    5.3 mijl weg
  3. Alexander Keiller Museum

    One of the most important prehistoric archaeological collections in Britain. Includes…

    5.47 mijl weg
  4. Crofton Beam Engines

    Crofton Pumping Station was built in 1807-9 to supply water to the highest point of the…

    6.25 mijl weg
  5. All Saints' Church, Alton Priors

    The Perpendicular tower of this lovely Medieval church dominates surrounding fields. It…

    6.59 mijl weg
  6. Crop Circle Exhibition & Information Centre

    Ever wanted to learn about crop circles? Or wanted to meet crop circle enthusiasts to…

    6.94 mijl weg
  7. Wilton Windmill

    Built in 1821, Wilton Windmill is the only working windmill in Wessex. Open Sundays and…

    7.18 mijl weg
  8. Alder Ridge Vineyard

    Alder Ridge Vineyard is nestled into the chalky slopes of the North Wessex Downs Area of…

    8.24 mijl weg
  9. Herongate Club

    Recently refurbished, Herongate Club offers pool, spa, gym and fitness classes, providing…

    9.22 mijl weg
  10. Hungerford Wharf

    Hungerford Wharf used to be a busy industrial wharf but now is a popular area to relax,…

    9.39 mijl weg
  11. The Rose of Hungerford Boat Trip

    “The Rose of Hungerford” is a purpose built 55 feet long wide-beamed passenger trip boat…

    9.4 mijl weg
  12. Wyvern Theatre

    The Wyvern Theatre offers a mixed programme of concerts, comedy, dance, drama, musical…

    9.9 mijl weg
  13. North Wessex Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty

    The rolling North Wessex Downs encompass some of England’s finest landscapes. The North…

    10.24 mijl weg
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