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This easy-going, gentle walk of around three quarters of a mile concentrates on the High Street at Marlborough’s heart.  Beginning at the Tourist Information Point at George Lane car park, the rich and diverse history of the town is uncovered through the eyes of local historian Nick Baxter, the Wiltshire History Man.

Discover the town’s fascinating and dramatic past, from its beginnings, King John’s charter, Civil War sacking by a Royalist army, the 1653 great fire, the golden age of coaching, and the more recent quest for the picturesque. The walk finishes at the Medieval Chandler’s Yard opposite the town hall.

This walk is suitable for all ages and mobility, as we take a route avoiding steps. The start and end of the walk is easily reached by public transport.

Walk Information

  • Booking: £5 per person – booking essential – 20 places
  • Distance & approximate duration: 1 mile – 1.5 hours
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Accessibility: Suitable for everyone. Wheelchair friendly and family friendly.
  • Dogs: Dogs on leads welcome
  • Nearby Refreshments: Plenty of cafes and pubs in Marlborough
  • Closest Toilets: Toilets at the start
  • Meeting point:  Tourist Information Point, George Lane Carpark, Marlborough SN8 1BE. What3Words: ants.stick.hindered
  • Public Transport: Marlborough is well connected by buses which all stop in the High Street
  • Parking: George Lane Pay and Display Car Park

For general booking information, health and safety advice, terms and conditions please see our useful information page.

Further Information

For more information about Wiltshire History Man, See

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