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5 reasons why you should visit Marlborough this autumn

27th Sep 2016

Set in the heart of the Wiltshire countryside is the market town of Marlborough. Famed for its college and high street that oozes café culture, especially at the weekend when the food and craft market is in full flow. Here are 5 tips that will inspire you to plan a day trip or even a weekend getaway this autumn.

1) Join us at Rick Stein, Marlborough!

We’re opening the doors of our restaurant for the first time on Saturday 8th October. Expect to see some of Rick’s classic fish dishes on the menu, including Turbot Hollandaise and Dover Sole a la Meuniere, alongside spicy new ones like the Indonesian curry. There will also be nods to the local area with some seasonal game and meat dishes too. Find out more about the restaurant and book a table online or call 01672 233 333.

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2) Leisurely shopping in the high street 

Spend the morning pottering around the many shops and cafes before joining us for a spot of lunch. Contained within one street, a mixture of national retailers and local independents make Marlborough a lovely place to treat yourself to some retail therapy. If you’re fond of markets, the high street is lined with stalls every Wednesday and Saturday.

3) Peter’s Church

Dating back to the 15th Century, St. Peter’s Church was restored during the Victorian era to protect it for the local community and for future generations to enjoy. Today you can learn about its history and even climb the 139 steps to take in amazing views of the high street from the tower.

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4) Avebury Stone Circle

A short drive from Marlborough is the village of Avebury – a World Heritage Site that’s home to the largest Neolithic stone circle in the world (think Stone Henge, but more spread out and slightly less people!) Wrap up warm for autumn as it’s the perfect spot for a pre-lunch walk, with various routes starting from the National Trust car park. If the weather isn’t on your side, you can discover a unique experience inside the 16th century manor house instead.

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5) Wander in the surrounding countryside

Wiltshire is full of special places to walk. Whether you favour a challenging hike (there’s nothing like working up an appetite before dinner…) or a gentler stroll with your four-legged friend. We recommend the delightful 5 mile route that takes in Barbury Castle and The Ridgeway, which is said to be Europe’s oldest road!

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Where is your favourite place in Wiltshire to explore?

Let us know in the comments below…

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