Things to see and do - Marlborough
Unmissable tourist sites
Marlborough Travel guide
Marlborough : Michelin's recommendations
This ancient town is strategically placed on the London-Bath road. It is famous for its cattle market and its school, renowned since the 19C. The Marlborough Downs stretch out to the north, crossed by the Ridgeway Path and... dotted with flocks of sheep!
Tourist attractions Marlborough : Things to see and do
High Street GB - Marlborough SN8 1AA
High Street, which crosses the town from the Green to Marlborough College, is lined with pretty houses, all different, including two 17C posthouses (Castle and Ball, Sun Inn).
GB - Marlborough
Savernake Forest was where Norman and Tudor kings hunted boar and deer. Until, in the 18C, its 4000 acres were replanted by the famous landscape gardener Capability Brown (1715-83) with oak, ash, larch and thousands of beech trees. This magnificent f..
GB - Avebury SN81
England's finest burial barrow (104 m x 23 m), dating from 3500 to 3000 B.C. The entrance at the east end is flanked by two giant sarsen stones. The passage, lateral vaults and the chamber at the far end are roofed with massive cap stones, supported ..
High Street, Ogbourne St George GB - Ogbourne Saint George SN8 1SL
This warm and cosy hotel with lovely views and a restaurant is in the beautiful Marlborough Downs of Wiltshire. The family-run Parklands is an 18th-century country inn with friendly staff and up-to-date facilities. It is a 5-minute drive from juncti..
GB - Little Bedwyn SN8 3JP
Former pub with smartly laid tables and an intimate atmosphere. Flavourful, seasonal cooking is presented in a modern style, whilst still retaining a classical base; produce is top quality and fish plays an important role. The wine list is comprehens..
The Square GB - Ramsbury SN8 2PE
Charming 16C pub with stylish, well-appointed bedrooms. Dine on pub favourites among hop-covered beams in the bar or sit on smart tartan banquettes in the crisply laid dining room and choose from more ambitious, accomplished dishes. 'Café Bella' is a..
27 Kingsbury Hill GB - Marlborough SN8 1JA
Cosy, buzzy bistro with a loyal local following. Two rooms feature an eclectic range of memorabilia - including architects' plans and vineyard maps. The menu is equally as diverse, with dishes ranging from fishcakes to monkfish 'ossobuco'.
Bath Rd GB - West-Overton SN8 1QD
A simple, friendly pub, rescued from oblivion by a local couple, who hired an experienced pair to run it. The menu mixes pub classics with Mediterranean-influenced dishes; presentation is modern but not at the expense of flavour.