Things to do near Marlborough
The town has many claims to fame; Tudor kings used the town as a stopping off point to and from London, coins were once minted there, the somewhat enigmatic ‘Mound’ in the grounds of Marlborough College (where the Duchess of Cambridge attended) is said to be the burial place of Merlin the Magician and William Golding, author of ‘Lord of the Flies’ grew up and was educated locally. The Merchant's House, one of the unsurpassed 17th century middle-class homes currently open to visitors in England is also located on the High Street alongside a veritable mixture of restaurants, cafes, pubs and shops. There are plenty of annual events held in Marlborough, including Jazz and Literature festivals, ‘Mop’ fairs and the Artists’ Open Studios events. Savernake Forest and the North Wessex Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty are wonderful for walking and cycling. The Avebury World Heritage Site is also nearby.