Marlborough is a historic market town situated in the beautiful County of Wiltshire on the old coaching route midway between London and Bristol, boasting the widest High Street in the country. Marlborough offers a wide variety of boutique shops, restaurants and features a thriving market. The close-by stations of Pewsey and Great Bedwyn offer mainline rail services to London Paddington and the West Country.
Marlborough is surrounded in the North by rolling Marlborough Downs and in the South by the spectacular Vale of Pewsey and the Salisbury Plain. The town itself lies in the shallow upland valley of the River Kennet, which flows through the town centre. Over time the river has made the valley wider and created fertile land for farming. There are attractive villages, ancient sites, historic houses and a variety of wildlife to enjoy throughout the area together with possibilities for riding, rambling, cycling, driving or even hang-gliding over the unspoilt downland.
There are many sites of historic interest in the surrounding areas, including the World Heritage site of Stonehenge, the stone circle at Avebury and the extraordinary prehistoric white horse hill figures.
Schooling in the area is of a very high standard and a wide range of both state and independent schools is available. There are many well established and some extremely well known private schools, both preparatory and senior in and around Marlborough. These include Marlborough College, Dauntseys and St. Mary's Calne for secondary education and St. Francis and Pinewood as prep schools and offer an excellent education for both boys and girls and boarding pupils. St John's Marlborough secondary school has recently been awarded academy status. Education for little ones is offered by St Mary's and St Peter's in Marlborough.
Marlborough can be found in Wiltshire, sitting next to the River Kennet. It's a historic market town with plenty of attractions and amenities to keep locals and tourists amused and occupied. From the well-populated high street to the annual jazz festival held in the summer months, Marlborough is a pleasant place to live and work.
One of Marlborough's key features is its high street - you only have to take a glance to notice it's incredibly wide. It's a little known fact that the width of the high street is due to the fact cattle used to be walked down it in times gone by. Nowadays the high street plays host to a regular market - you won't see much cattle walking down it but there's still plenty to see and do!
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