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  • 1 Savernake Forest Recommended Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    GB - Marlborough SN8

    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. The 3-mile-long Gr..

  • 2 Avebury Stones Circle Interesting

    Archaeological and historical sites

    Surrey GB - Avebury SN8

    It is difficult to make out the plan of the stones since the only vantage points are the earth banks, reinforced by a ditch, around the site. They enclose a circle of 100 sarcens and two inner rings. From the south exit, an avenue of stones (only som..

  • 3 Silbury Hill Interesting

    Archaeological and historical sites

    GB - Avebury SN81

    Silbury Hill is a man-made, chalk mound, one of the largest of its kind in Europe. The reasons for its construction remain a mystery.

  • 4 West Kenneth Long Barrow Interesting

    Archaeological and historical sites

    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 ..

  • 5 High Street

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    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).

  • 6 St Peter and St Paul's Church

    Religious buildings

    High GB - Marlborough SN8

    At the western end of the town, St Peter and St Paul's (now an art and crafts centre) was rebuilt in the 15C and entirely restored in the mid-19C.

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