We have left Avebury and arrived in Marlborough just a few miles away. We walk past this pretty river, over the bridge, and into the town. Marlborough was a stage coach stopping place between Bath and London
Marlborough High Street is said to be the widest in England. It contains a number of specialist and designer shops,pubs and restaurants. Many are set under the 17th century arcades, known as penthouses.
Polly's Tearooms where we ate lunch
1610 is obviously the date the High Street originated as seen on the front of this building
This is a small part of Marlborough College, one of our top Public (private to USA visitors) schools and the seat of learning of my dear missionary friend, Norman Grubb.
To the left we see the Merchant's House which offers a rare insight into the life of a middle-class businessman and shopkeeper in the 17th century