Find hotels and cottages, inns and budget accommodation in and around the affluent market town of Marlborough. Great location from which to explore Avebury and Stonehenge UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
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Marlborough, Wiltshire, Visitor & Tourism Guide



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Nearby National Parks: New Forest
Nearby AONBs: Cotswolds, North Wessex Downs, Cranborne Chase and West Wiltshire Downs
Nearby Cities: Salisbury
Select Towns/Villages: Pewsey, Avebury, Woodborough, Devizes, Lacock
World Heritage Site: Stonehenge and Avebury

Pretty, well-heeled market town
Marlborough is an affluent market town in the middle of Wiltshire and a great base from which to explore UNESCO World Heritage sites and cathedral cities, internationally important museums and stunning landscapes.

There’s a wide high street, with great shops, and an elite UK boarding school. The Noble Laureate William Golding (’Lord of the Flies’) lived here and Cardinal Wolsey (Henry VIII and The Dissolution of the Monasteries) was ordained priest in one its churches.

Local attractions
Even more interesting are the Marlborough Downs which sorround the town. Home to numerous hill forts and the Avebury Stone Circle World Heritage Site, the downland's great for walking and mountain biking. The Ridgeway National Trail cuts through rolling hills and offers spectacular views of Silbury Hill, Europe’s largest man made hill.

To the south, the steep scarp face leads down into Pewsey Vale. To the north, there are breathtaking views over Swindon to the White Horse Vale (Uffington White Horse on White Horse Hill) and towards the Cotswolds.

On the fringe of Marlborough are Savernake Forest and Wilton Windmill.

Once you've explored Avebury Stone Circle World Heritage Site, head south to experience Stonehenge World Heritage Site on Salisbury Plain. Walk Stonehenge Down. Visit Woodhenge, too.

Further afield
To the south of Marlborough, we can't recommend Salisbury Cathedral highly enough. In Salisbury Cathedral Close, visit Mompesson House and Salisbury and South Wiltshire Museum. On the outskirts of the city, discover Old Sarum. Spend half a day at Wilton House and Gardens, too.

For local country houses, try Bowood House and Gardens and Corsham Court. Lacock Abbey and the village of Lacock are great.

North of Marlborough, in Swindon, is STEAM, Museum of the Great Western Railway. It's a superb museum of international importance. Whilst you're there, pop over to Lydiard House and Park.

Day trips
If you're on holiday in the Marlborough area for any period of time, we'd really recommend a few day trips. Bath is another of the UK's UNESCO World Heritage Sites and Wells, the smallest city in England, has a superb cathedral.

The Cotswolds are an easy drive to the north west. Visit Malmesbury and Westonbirt Arboretum, Dyrham Park House and Cirencester. If you're into churches, the Saxon Bradford on Avon St Laurence Church is a must.


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The Merchant's House

Located in Marlborough, Wiltshire, South West England, England

Less than a mile away.

Seventeenth century silk merchant's house on Marlborough High Street. 'The House of Thomas Bayly 1653'. Limited opening times so please see website...

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Marlborough St Mary's Church

Located in Marlborough, Wiltshire, South West England, England

Less than a mile away.

Built during the thirteenth century in place of a Norman church. When Marlborough was under a Royalist siege in 1642 the Parliamentarian commander took refuge in the church and the north side of the tower still bears the...

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River Kennet

Located in South West England, England

Less than a mile away.

A tributary of the River Thames. The source is around Avebury in Wiltshire. Flows through Marlborough, Hungerford, Newbury before flowing into the River Thames at Reading. The River Kennet is joined to the River Avon (Gl...

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Castle And Ball, Wiltshire
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Less than a mile away.

Total Rooms: 34; Rates: £50 - £159 Per Night

Rich in historic character and traditional charm, the Castle and Ball is situated in the centre of Britaina s widest high street, on a site that has occupied an inn since the 15th century...

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Ivy House, Marlborough
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Less than a mile away.

Total Rooms: 28; Rates: £45 - £80 Per Night

On the High Street, in the heart of the market town of Marlborough in Wiltshire, this beautifully preserved Georgian building offers free parking, great food and charming individually decorated rooms...

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The Inn With The Well, Marlborough
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Approximately 3.3 miles away.

Total Rooms: 6; Rates: £50 - £80 Per Night

This charming family-run inn has an attractive and tranquil setting in the midst of the rolling Marlborough Downs, with great access to the regiona s major road network...

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