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.
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
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