Marlborough, in the north east corner of Wiltshire, is the archetypical English market town — a place where coins were minted in Norman times, Tudor kings hunted for deer and where coaches heading west from London stopped to feed and water their horses.
It would seem therefore, that Marlborough was at the heart of things in days gone by. And although Britain's coins are now turned out in London, the coaches fill up with diesel and your venison comes straight from one of the town's splendid butchers, Marlborough still has buzz about it.
There's plenty of accommodation, excellent shopping and a wide choice of places to eat and things to do. So all in all, Marlborough is a great place for a long or short weekend break at any time of the year. Because Marlborough is a market town, yes you guessed it, on Saturdays and Wednesdays the High Street hosts a market selling all kinds of stuff from locally grown produce, to pots, plants, pashminas and pottery. A number of continental markets also descend on the town, but mainly in the summer months.
And when you get in touch with (or visit) any of the businesses on this website, please mention that you found them through www.marlboroughwiltshire.co.uk. Thank you. Welcome to Marlborough!
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July program at Marlborough Town Hall...
'The Grand Budapest Hotel' (15) showing Thursday, 17th July 2014 at 7.30pm (doors 7) Tickets £5 in advance, £6 on door. 'SKYLIGHT' starring Carey Mulligan and Bill Nighy. Direct from NT LIVE showing on Wednesday, 23rd July at 7pm (doors 6.30). Tickets £15 in advance, £17.50 on the door. This is a sell-out in London. All tickets available from www.kvat.co.uk, Sound Knowledge and The White Horse Bookshop. Licensed bar. More...
Country Fair and WW1 Commemoration. Easton Royal, near Pewsey. Saturday 12th July, from 11.00 am. Traditional village fair with attractions including Skinners Horses, Wadworths Shires, Devizes Town Brass, ferret racing, dog agility, Punch and Judy, children's races, tug of war, plus sideshows and stalls. Performance by children from Easton Royal Academy and two illustrated talks 'Sailors in the Trenches' and 'Wiltshire at War'. Refreshments and licensed bar. Well behaved dogs on leads. Adults £5, children free.