Marlborough is a picturesque market town on the river Kennet within the Wiltshire countryside. It is steeped in history and definitely a fascinating place to visit.
There have been several large fires that have caused devastation within Marlborough over the years. The main one occurred On 28 April 1653. The Great Fire of Marlborough started in a tanner's yard and spread quickly eventually after four hours burning the Guildhall, St Mary’s Church the County Armory, and two hundred and forty four housesto the ground.Fire swept through the Town again in 1679 and again in 1690. This time, an Act of Parliament was passed "to prohibit the covering of houses and other buildings with thatch in the Town of Marlborough" During the rebuilding of the town after the Great Fire of Marlborough in 1653 which destroyed almost the entire town, the high street became what is often claimed to be the widest in England though the actual widest is in Stockton-On-Tees. This wide street allows ample space for the local market.
Marlborough also has a very prestigious college. A tree covered mound in the center of the college is said to be linked to Marlborough castle.
Where to park
There are spaces directly outside the front of the shop on Hilliers Yard.
Nearest rehoming centre