Open spaces, parks, gardens and children's play areas
Orchard Road Play Area - play equipment for younger children
Cooper's Meadow - riverside park with benches, children's play area (see photo, right), and sheep grazing during the summer.
Priory Gardens - quiet riverside gardens with picnic tables (open daylight hours; no dogs, cycles or ball games).
St Mary's Churchyard - small, quiet garden adjacent to St Mary's Church in Patten Alley with benches and an elevated view of the High Street and over the rooftops to the surrounding countryside.
The Green - open space with benches.
Wye House Gardens - enclosed garden with a pond, leading to a children's play area (open daylight hours; no dogs, cycles or ball games).
Plume of Feathers Garden - tucked away off London Road, this garden is leased by the Richmond Fellowship.
On the edge of town but accessible on foot if you're reasonably fit:
The Common (pictured, right) - large open space on the northern edge of town with benches, swings and lots of space to run around, part of the space incorporates Marlborough Golf Club and Marlborough Rugby Club. Site of occasional events such as car boot sales, pigeon liberations, funfairs, the circus, and regular rugby and football fixtures in season. The Victorian Cemetery is also situated on the Common next to the Cemetery. A quiet haven with mature trees and wildflowers, and some interesting old gravestones.
Elcot Lane - recreation ground, football pitches including Marlborough Town Football Club, allotments and village green. Leads on to Stonebridge Meadow.
Jubilee Field - in Manton, riverside park with children's play area.
Rabley Wood View - open space with community children's play area.
Savernake Forest - explore the forest along the Grand Avenue or go deeper into the woods, stop at Postern Hill picnic/barbecue site, or stay a little longer at the camping and caravan site which is open all year round.
Stonebridge Meadow - large meadow on the eastern edge of the town with the River Kennet running through it (pictured, right). Wild and conservation areas, pond dipping platform, boardwalks, wetland and link to the old railway line footpath.
Tinpit - on the north east of town, open space with the River Og running through it - there's a path to allow the public to access the river and a scheduled ancient monument adjacent to the site.
Treacle Bolly - footpath follows the Kennet out of town to the south, leading to open spaces with a view of Marlborough's little-known White Horse (see picture, right), and a good steep climb up Granham Hill will reward you with interesting views. You can also walk to St George's Church, Preshute, and on to Manton from here.
See the map in the Town Guide for locations.