Marlborough, in the north east corner of Wiltshire, is the archetypical English market town — a place where coins were minted in Norman times, Tudor kings hunted for deer and where coaches heading west from London stopped to feed and water their horses.
It would seem therefore, that Marlborough was at the heart of things in days gone by. And although Britain's coins are now turned out in London, the coaches fill up with diesel and your venison comes straight from one of the town's splendid butchers, Marlborough still has buzz about it.
There's plenty of accommodation, excellent shopping and a wide choice of places to eat and things to do. So all in all, Marlborough is a great place for a long or short weekend break at any time of the year. Because Marlborough is a market town, yes you guessed it, on Saturdays and Wednesdays the High Street hosts a market selling all kinds of stuff from locally grown produce, to pots, plants, pashminas and pottery. A number of continental markets also descend on the town, but mainly in the summer months.
And when you get in touch with (or visit) any of the businesses on this website, please mention that you found them through www.marlboroughwiltshire.co.uk. Thank you. Welcome to Marlborough!
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March & April program at Marlborough Town Hall...
Llive performance from The Metropolitan Opera House, New York on screen at Marlborough Town Hall. Tickets: £15 in advance, £20 on the door. WERTHER — Jonas Kaufmann stars in the title role of Massenet's sublime adaptation of Goethe's revolutionary and tragic romance, opposite Sophie Koch as Charlotte. Saturday, 15th March at 4.55pm, doors 4.30. (2hrs. 50 mins). HAWKING (PG) showing Thursday, 20th March 2014 at 7.30pm (doors 7.00pm) Tickets £5 in advance, £6 on the door. ALAN PARTRIDGE: ALPHA PAPA (15) Thursday, 3rd April 2014 at 7.30pm (doors 7) Tickets £5 in advance, £6 on the door. LA BOHEME, live from the Metropolitan Opera House, New York. Saturday, 5th April 2014 at 5.55pm (doors 5.30) Tickets £15 in advance, £20 on door. THE ARTIST AND THE MODEL (12A) Thursday, 17th April 2014 at 7.30pm (doors 7.00) Tickets £5 in advance, £6 on door. VIKINGS - LIFE AND LEGEND, live from the British Museum. Thursday, 24th April 2014 at 7.00pm (doors 6.30). Tickets £13 in advance, £15 on door. COSI FAN TUTTE, live from the Metropolitan Opera House, New York. Saturday, 26th April 2014 at 5.55pm (doors 5.30). Tickets £15 in advance, £20 on the door. All tickets available from www.kvat.co.uk, Sound Knowledge and White Horse Bookshop 07771 704253. Licensed bar. More...