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About Marlborough

The town of Marlborough nestles in the Kennet Valley surrounded by downland and forest and can trace its history back to Neolithic times. To the west lies historic Savernake Forest, granted Royal status by William the Conqueror. Today the picnic, barbeque and camping sites are popular with visitors throughout the year. The Green has its origins as a Saxon village which in the Middle Ages became linked by the High Street to the castle on the Marlborough Mound in the grounds of Marlborough College.

As well as being a thriving market town, we are blessed with a great number of open spaces, each with a different purpose and ambience, providing something for everyone.

The River Kennet is a beautiful example of a natural chalk stream, with a diverse wildlife including kingfishers, trout, heron, water vole – even otters have been seen in the town. It is also a regular stopping point for migrating geese, so there is always something interesting to see.

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