Marlborough is situated in the UK between the towns of Hungerford and Calne on the old coaching route midway between London and Bristol. The Marlborough area is steeped in history from Neolithic times onwards and makes a perfect base from which to explore the beautiful English county of Wiltshire.
A full range of shops can be found in the town, Marlborough is a market town and market days are officially on Wednesday and Saturday although market stalls are set up in the middle of the High Street on most days.
Situated in the centre of Britain's second widest high street (Stockton-on-Tees has the widest), the Castle and Ball occupies a site where an inn has stood since the 15th century. Some of the hotel's surviving original oak timbers predate the Spanish Armada.
Below is the Town Hall (designed in 1882).
Along the High Street, you will find Chandlers Yard, (almost unchanged since the 17th Century) and also for the 17th Century Merchant's House an Historic house of 17th century silk merchant, being restored and furnished to an interpretation date of 1675. When fully opened all aspects of 17th century town life will be shown from shop to servants, brew house to parlour.
At the corner of Kingsbury Street, is The Church of St Mary the Virgin. Of Norman origin and rebuilt in the Cromwellian period, it is well worth a visit.
Crop circles have been found all over the county of Wiltshire, this photo was taken on 15th June. 2003 Ogbourne St George, Nr Marlborough.
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