This little market town in Wiltshire is located on the old main road from London to Bath. We passed the place and stopped several times before, always intrigued and fascinated by the buildings, variety of shops and friendly people. On previous visits, it was more of a stop for lunch or tea. This time, we made an effort to get there, to see what the place has to offer.
Extra Wide High Street
Starting at the top with the market town hall and ending at St Peter’s Church at the bottom is the High Street. It is called a street but it is at least three lanes wide with parking on either side and in the middle. If you missed anything, you can always make a U-turn at the bottom of the High Street just before the road narrows again and come back up in the opposite direction.
Plenty to see, shop and eat
We took our time and covered most of the High Street on foot. There were even food, cheese, fruits, clothes and craft stalls in the centre of the road closer to the Town Hall. Marlborough is definitely not short of places to eat, shop and certainly plenty to see. We ventured off the high street, visiting small alleys and yards to see what they have to offer.
The Colourful Marlborough High Street
Shops in all shapes and sizes. Our photo collection of unique, quirky and colourful buildings in Marlborough.
Off the High Street
Don’t just stay on the high street, here’s what we found.
While you can park on both sides of the road and in the middle between the two lanes, it can get rather busy. There is a pay on display car park off Hillers Yard behind Waitrose. We used this before and stopped at the shops on the way out.