Marlborough is a picturesque, quintessentially English market town situated in an Area of  Outstanding Natural Beauty.  During your stay, you can discover historic buildings, take a stroll on the Marlborough Downs or enjoy some retail therapy along the bustling High Street.

Located just a short walk from the college, the town centre is steeped in history, with many characterful old buildings.  Visit the 17th century Merchant's House which features nationally acclaimed wall paintings and decorative features.

You'll be spoilt for choice with fabulous eateries and cafes.  

Marlborough is a shopaholic's delight, with high street brands, designer boutiques, quirky independent stores and a twice-weekly market.

Just outside the town is ancient Savernake Forest home to many veteran trees, including the famous Big Belly Oak.

The spectacular World Heritage site at Avebury features one of the largest stone circles in the world. Nearby you can explore the West Kennet Long Barrow, one of the UK's most impressive Neolithic chambered tombs.

The Kennet and Avon Canal passes through the stunning Wiltshire Countryside.  Enjoy boating, walking or cycling along this beautiful waterway. 

Stonehenge is further afield and is a world Heritage Site that attracts visitors from across the globe.  After a walk around the iconic stone circle, step inside a Neolithic house and come face to face with a 5,500 year-old man.

You may not have heard of Lacock but you will have undoubtedly seen its historic street and glorious Abbey on screen, especially if you are a Harry Potter or Downton Abbey fan. 

Longleat is England's original drive-through safari park.  You can meet lions, giraffes, koalas and some very cheeky monkeys. 

The beautiful cities of Bath and Oxford are approximately 40 miles from Marlborough.

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