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The Town Hall – Assembly Room and Court Room
A late Victorian building which dominates the east end of the High Street. The Assembly Room upstairs is the main festival venue; the Court Room on the ground floor will be a bookshop and café for the weekend.
Parking is available in the High Street or in Waitrose car park (between the High Street and George Lane).
The Merchant’s House
An outstanding 17th century building (listed grade II*) with unique wall paintings and an unspoilt interior. It belonged to a wealthy silk merchant, Thomas Bayly. The festival venue will be the Panelled Room with its elaborate fireplace and glass sundial.The Merchant’s House is situated on the north side of the High Street, 100 yards from the Town Hall.
From the High Street by car, head for the A4 westwards towards Calne and Devizes. Pass under a brick footbridge and ignore the main college gates on your left. After 150 metres turn left into College Parade Ground car park. College students will direct you to the Ellis Theatre from there, a very short walk. By foot, the College is a 15-20 minute walk from the Town Hall.
Libanus Press is located at Rose Tree House on Silverless Street, which is on the north side of The Green. From the Town Hall walk up Kingsbury Street and take the first right turn into Silverless Street.
St Mary’s Church bears remnants of the original Norman building of c.1160 and marks from Civil War gunfire are also evident. It is located behind the Town Hall and accessible from the bottom of Kingsbury Street, via Patten Alley.
The Green Dragon stands on the South Side of the High Street approximately 100 yards from the Town Hall. Originally a coaching inn, it dates back to the 15th century.
The White Horse Bookshop
The White Horse Bookshop is conveniently located within a minute’s walk from the Town Hall on the north side of the High Street.
8 The Parade. From the Town Hall cross at the zebra crossing opposite The Bear and walk down the Parade. Krumbz is at the bottom of the road. Bear right at the bottom towards the river. Krumbz is on your left.
Dauntsey’s is an independent secondary school in the Wiltshire village of West Lavington, 20 miles from Marlborough. Head for Devizes via the westbound A4 to Beckhampton roundabout. At Devizes follow the Salisbury road southbound for 6 miles.
Festival Café and Bookshop
While the Festival is running there will be an informal café and bookshop in the Court Room of the Town Hall