The Marlborough Community Area covers 281km2 of rural countryside in the northeast of the county. It is dominated by the market town of Marlborough. There are 19 parishes across the community area.
Much of the community area is environmentally protected and the whole of the area lies within the North Wessex Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The town of Marlborough sits 430ft above sea level in the shallow upland valley of the River Kennet, which flows through the town. Bordering the rolling Marlborough Downs to the north, the town straddles the A4.
The village of Avebury is home to prehistoric circles and stones dating back to 2500 BC and hosts a museum with one of the most important prehistoric archaeological collections in Britain. Silbury Hill is another ancient monument located in the community area and is the tallest human constructed mound in Europe. Savernake forest resides to the south of Marlborough and is the only privately owned forest in Britain.
The Town has one of the widest high streets in England, built to allow a coach and four horses to turn, with many Georgian buildings and architectural styles, which span over 400 years. The town attracts a wide range of visitors as well as trade from tourism and every Wednesday and Saturday a local market takes place.