Travel back in time in Marlborough
Around 12 miles south of Swindon, Marlborough in Wiltshire can be found in the North Wessex Downs and boasts a rich history which is also steeped in legend. A mound in the grounds of Marlborough College was once believed to be where the mythical wizard Merlin was buried and is thought to date back to 2400 BC, while the area also has strong links to William the Conqueror after he established a mint at the location.
Discover Avebury Manor
Visitors to Marlborough will never struggle to find places to see and explore. The Neolithic tomb at West Kennet Long Barrow is a fascinating location, while Avebury is home to several stone circles and a beautiful Grade I listed 16th century manor house complete with stunning gardens and an impressive tearoom.
Explore local nature reserves
There is more to the area around Marlborough than just history though, with the 18-hole course at the town's golf club being a particularly picturesque location for a round or two. Nature lovers will also enjoy local reserves including Fyfield Down and Pewsey Downs, which are home to incredible landscapes and an array of wildlife. Looking for a cheap hotel Near Marlborough? Travelodge Swindon Central Hotel and Travelodge Devizes Hotel are great value options which offer fantastic accommodation.