Wednesday, 29 July 2009

Marlborough,Wiltshire Pt.6


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




Lots of different alleyways off the main street






















Now on our way back to our cottage passing the burial mound described in the last post.







Golden grasses dancing along one of the many footpaths in this area




The Wadworth Inn, too pretty to pass





9 comments:

Titus said...

More fabulous photographs, and memories, for me Barbara. I kissed a boy from Marlborough College once!
Thank you.

Deanna said...

Barb,
So charming!
Like a storybook.
Enjoying your pics.
Best wishes,
d

Kate said...

It is such a lovely part of the country isn't it? I have friends there and they love it!!

Needled Mom said...

Your photography is stunning. That is a very wide High Street. I always love all of the alleyways.

The Wadworth Inn is lovely too.

Sara said...

I opened the photo inside Polly's and felt like I was there sitting at the table with you! Lots of pretty places, and interesting ones too.

Elizabeth said...

What a wonderful visit to the west country -well, almost West country.
Loved the manor house that V.S-West admired. I do too.
As ever, I'm glad you visited pubs and tea-shops.
Such a shame about the one you missed in a previous post!
As per Titus, one of my v. early boyfriends went to Marlborough!
Hope the weather is less wet than here now?
Swampy and appalling.

Willow said...

Loved the door and gate photos!

a woman who is said...

Beautiful, beautiful pictures. I love all the peeks into gates, gardens, doorways, and winding alleys leading some where charming.

Anonymous said...

I LIVE IN CANADA, ORIGINALLY FROM MARLBOROUGH- I LIVED THERE FROM BORN TO 14YRS, YOU HAVE CAPTURED THE TOWN AND AREA BEAUTIFULLY