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Encyclopedia > Marlborough, Wiltshire

Marlborough is a market town in the English county of Wiltshire on the Old Bath Road, the old main road from London to Bath. It received its town charter in 1204. The high street is the widest in England, allowing ample space for a local market which is held twice a week, on Wednesdays and Saturdays.


The town is best known as the location of the leading public school, Marlborough College.


Although once served by two different railway lines, the town no longer has any direct direct rail access. However the nearby village of Great Bedwyn acts as a railhead, either by connecting bus or by park and ride.


Nearby places

Towns and cities: Devizes, Calne, Hungerford, Newbury, Swindon


Villages: Aldbourne, Avebury, Burbage, Great Bedwyn, Mildenhall, Pewsey, Ramsbury, Collingbourne Ducis


Places of interest: Avebury, Crofton Pumping Station, Silbury Hill, Wilton Windmill


Related sites

Marlborough website (http://www.marlboroughwilts.co.uk)


Marlborough College (http://www.marlboroughcollege.org)


Wiltshire county website entry (http://www.wiltshire.gov.uk/community/getcom2.php?id=155) - includes a wealth of historical information


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Marlborough - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (1254 words)
Marlborough (pronounced "Maulbruh" - /ˈmɔːlbɹə/ in IPA) is a market town in the English county of Wiltshire on the Old Bath Road, the old main road from London to Bath.
William I established the neighbouring Savernake Forest as a favourite Royal hunting ground and Marlborough Castle became a Royal residence.
In 2004, Marlborough celebrated 800 years of its Town Charter, among the celebrations was a street play by the Marlborough Players entitled "Wheels of Time" and a visit from HRH Prince Charles.
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