Marlborough is an attractive market town in North East Wiltshire, lying in the valley of the River Kennet on the southern edge of the Marlborough Downs.
It is renowned for its wide High Street (arguably the widest in Britain), of Georgian and Tudor buildings. The back alleys behind the Georgian Colonnaded shops are just waiting to be explored. The market is held on Wednesdays and Saturdays.
Marlborough offers a superb base for exploring the historic and beautiful countryside by car, bicycle or on foot.
World Heritage Sites of Avebury, Silbury Hill, West Kennet Long Barrow and Stonehenge are within easy distance as is the Ridgeway.
For those who are looking for some retail therapy a good selection of stylish, independent shops, cafes and restaurants will be found close by. Alternatively Oxford, Salisbury, Stratford-Upon-Avon and Bath are an hour and London can be reached in just over an hour.
Throughout the year there are a number of local events, exhibitions and courses happening in and around Marlborough. These include the Marlborough College Summer School (July-August) Marlborough Mop Fairs (October), and a host of other events.
"An excellent 'home base' to prepare for a wedding"
- Charlie & Mary, London (March/April 2017)