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Things to do in Marlborough

Wiltshire market town with a large public school and one of the widest high streets in Britain. How are you going to spend your free time in Marlborough? If you need some suggestions then check out these ideas across the town.

Historic Wiltshire market town, renowned for one of the widest high streets in Britain. Located near to the ancient earthworks at Silbury Hill and stone circles at Avebury. The imposing buildings of Marlborough College dominate the west side of the town.

Known for...   Marlborough College, high street, River Kennet, Silbury Hill and Merchant's House


Did you know...

  • Marlborough has one of the widest high streets in Britain, thought to be second only to Stockton-on-Tees.
  • Nearby are two World Heritage sites, Avebury stone circle and Silbury Hill which is Europe’s largest man made prehistoric mound.
  • The grand buildings of Marlborough College boarding school dominate the west side of the town.



 

  Attractions

Lockeridge Dene And Piggledene FREE

National Trust - Streams of lichen-rich sarsen stones.
Lockeridge Lane
Near Marlborough
SN8 4EQ

 

West Kennet Avenue

English Heritage - This ‘avenue’ originally contained around 100 pairs of prehistoric standing stones.
Avebury
Wiltshire
SN8 1RF

 

Silbury Hill

English Heritage - The largest man-made mound in Europe and comparable in size to the Egyptian pyramids.
near Avebury
Wiltshire
SN8 1QH

 

Windmill Hill

English Heritage - Classic Neolithic causewayed enclosure, with three concentric but intermittent ditches.
near Avebury
Wiltshire
SN4 9NW

 

The Sanctuary

English Heritage - Begun in about 3000 BC as a complex circle of timber posts, later replaced by stones.
Avebury
Wiltshire
SN8 1RF

 

Avebury Manor & Garden

National Trust - Built on an originally monastic site.
Wiltshire
SN8 1RF

 

Avebury Stone Circle & World Heritage Site FREE

National Trust - The largest stone circle in the world.
Avebury
Nr Marlborough
Wiltshire
SN8 1RF

Recommended by Poppy & Max, Chippenham
“This is a magical place, displaying an awe inspiring feat of stone age human creation, combined with some great little ice cream and coffee shops. Fun for the whole family - and lots of dogs! ”

 

West Kennet Long Barrow FREE

English Heritage - One of the largest, most impressive and most accessible Neolithic chambered tombs in Britain.
West Kennet
Marlborough
Wiltshire
SN8 1QF

Recommended by Viki Allen, Hemel Hempstead

 
 

  Museums

May Joanna

Museums & Galleries.
Unit 3
Hughenden Yard
High Street
SN8 1LT

01672519277

 

See For Miles

Museums & Galleries.
Kennet Place
Marlborough
SN8 1NG

01672516876

 

Alexander Keiller Museum, Avebury

National Trust - The Stables Gallery houses one of the most important prehistoric archaeological collections in Britain.
Avebury
Wiltshire
SN8 1RF

 
 

  Parks

Postern Hill Caravan & Camping Site

Parks & Open spaces.
Postern Hill
Marlborough
SN8 4ND

01672515195

 

Hat Gate FREE

Hat Gate nature reserve is a fascinating study in how a manmade landscape will revert to its natural state over time.
The Old Granary
Wootton Rivers
Wiltshire
SN8 4NG

 

Jones’s Mill FREE

Jones’s Mill is a beautiful and secluded wetland on the outskirts of the village of Pewsey; perfect for walkers and wildlife.
Dursden Lane
Pewsey
Wiltshire
SN9 5JN

 
 

  Galleries

Katharine House Gallery

Museums & Galleries.
The Parade
Marlborough
SN8 1NE

01672514040

 

Ridgeway Gallery

Museums & Galleries.
5 London Road
Marlborough
SN8 1BA

01672513830

 

Rabley Drawing Centre

This gallery and drawing school has developed an international reputation for its exhibitions and unique art courses.
Rabley Barn
Mildenhall
Marlborough
SN8 2LW

01672511999

 
 

  Golf

Marlborough Golf Club

Golf Club.
The Common
Marlborough
Wiltshire
SN8 1DU

 
 

  Walks

Walks In Avebury

Explore the famous stone circle and some fine prehistoric monuments.
Avebury
Wiltshire
SN8 1RF

 

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