The six-mile Marlow Circular Walk starts from Marlow station and follows the Thames before heading off into the Chiltern Hills.
Marlow is served by a railway station which is the terminus of a single-track branch line from Maidenhead. The train service is known as the Marlow Donkey, which was the nickname given to the steam locomotives that once operated on the line. There is also a pub with the same name, located close to the railway station.
Marlow Country Fayre – takes place on the first Sunday of every month in Dean Street Car Park. Market stalls now sell arts and crafts as well as gourmet local foods.
Higginson Park – has 23 acres of lawns and flowers right beside the river. Look for the statue of former Marlow schoolboy Sir Stephen Redgrave and the Millennium Maze of bricks set into the ground, which celebrates 1,000 years of Marlow's river connection.
There has been a bridge over the Thames at Marlow since the reign of King Edward III The current bridge is a suspension bridge, designed by William Tierney Clark in 1832, and was a prototype for the much larger Széchenyi Chain Bridge across the River Danube in Budapest.
Marlow is recorded in the Domesday Book as Merlaue.
Marlow was the subject of a poem by Joseph Ashby-Sterry, A Marlow Madrigal.
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England is full of quaint customs – some funny and others frankly bizarre. Some with origins lost or simply re-invigorated to suit modern tastes and bank holidays. Swan Upping is neither. Firmly routed in the 12th century, it is both necessary for conservation of mute swans and acts as a gentle reminder of just who owns them...read more here
MARLOW is one of the pleasantest river centres I know of. It is a bustling, lively little town; not very picturesque on the whole, it is true, but there are many quaint nooks and corners to be found in it.
Bus services are provided by Arriva and Carousel Buses to neighbouring towns including High Wycombe, Henley-on-Thames and Reading.
The A4155 road runs through Marlow town centre, with the A404 lying one mile to the east, the M40 motorway further to the north, and the M4 motorway to the south.
The case against… A little too la-di-da, for me at least. And the High Street’s terribly chainy, all Prezzos, Zizzis and Starbucks.
Gillian Hustwick “Villa d’Este, a friendly Italian restaurant with consistently delicious food and the best sweet trolley in the world.”
Scott Pickard “Marlow’s been spoiled by the self-interested, mansion-building uber-rich. It’s a cultural desert with no cinema, theatre, or music venue.”
Schools Primaries: Spinfield, Marlow CofE Infants and Holy Trinity CofE are “outstanding”. Secondaries: Great Marlow is “good”, Sir William Borlase’s Grammar “outstanding”.
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Marlow is without a doubt one of the loveliest locations on the River Thames, set amongst the rich meadows of the river valley and alongside the woodlands of the Chiltern Hills.
Marlow Rowing Club, founded in 1871, is one of Britain's premier rowing clubs and has produced many Olympic oarsmen including Sir Steve Redgrave. The club is based by Marlow Bridge and exercises above and below the lock. Olympic lightweight men's double sculls gold-medallist at Beijing 2008 Zac Purchase is a former member of Marlow Rowing Club.
Imagine painting and sketching while cruising the beautiful River Thames on a vintage Dutch Barge....
Cliveden near Taplow – 6 miles from Marlow. Enjoy these really splendid National Trust gardens and riverside walks in the grounds of the mansion once home to Nancy Astor, Britain's first woman MP. Impressive Cliveden Maze, with 500 metres of paths, is newly opened. Other family activities range from seasonal trails to live concerts with tribute bands. Cliveden House is now a sumptuous five star hotel. Afternoon tea is a particularly decadent treat.
With its Swiss heritage, Burgers family bakery, patisserie and tea room down by the bridge is surely the tops for tea. With two Michelin Stars, The Hand & Flowers is the ultimate connoisseurs' choice, but there are plenty of other cafés, pubs and bistros that will hit the spot. The Information Centre offers discount vouchers that many come in handy.
The Stanley Spencer Gallery at Cookham – 5 miles from Marlow. The gallery is dedicated to the life and work of Sir Stanley Spencer RA (1891-1959) who was born and lived and worked in this highly picturesque village which he regarded as "a sort of earthly paradise". Set aside an extra hour to follow the Cookham Walk which revisits many of the subjects of Stanley Spencer's paintings in and around the village.
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Walk the Thames Path from Higginson Park upstream to Temple or Hurley lock or downstream to Cookham or Bourne End.
The Hand & Flowers, the first gastropub to hold two Michelin stars, is located on West Street. Like many local pubs, it serves the award-winning beers brewed locally in Marlow Bottom by the Rebellion Beer Company.
There are also two cricket clubs, Marlow Park CC and Marlow Cricket Club which was founded in 1829 and is now part of Marlow Sports Club. This Club is home to a variety of sports; hockey, tennis, running, cycling, junior football, netball and softball.
There are plenty of dining options; as well as the Lounge and Walton Bar, the Macdonald Compleat Angler has an award winning restaurant, The Riverside Restaurant and Sindhu by Atul Kochhar is the latest venture by the Michelin-starred chef and will offer diners the very best of traditional Indian cuisine in a contemporary manner.
Marlow is adjoined by Marlow Bottom, a mile to the north. Little Marlow is nearby to the east along the A4155 Little Marlow Road and Bourne End is further along the same road. To the south across the Thames are Bisham (home of Bisham Abbey) and Cookham Dean, both in Berkshire,
The towns most famous landmark is the suspension bridge which spans the River Thames and joins the counties of Buckinghamshire and Berkshire.
Stay at this 17th century 4 star Macdonald Compleat Angler hotel where most of the rooms have lovely views of the river or the cascading Marlow Weir.
Marlow's very own Naomi Riches (London 2012 Paralympic Gold Medallist) in undertaking her latest challenge – to set a new Guinness World Record as the fastest woman to row down the River Thames in a single scull…165 miles from Lechlade to Gravesend Royal Pier.
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The vibrant Georgian market town is made up of historic streets and an abundance of boutique shops, restaurants, cafes and bistros all adding to the town’s unique charm.
St Peter Street – Marlow's oldest and most picturesque street, which runs down to the water's edge. Key buildings include the 19th century St Peter's Church, designed by Pugin, and the Two Brewers pub – a traditional favourite with the Swan Uppers.
Designed by Sir Christopher Wren and built in 1684 as a family residence, set in park designed by...
Marlow owed its importance to its location on the River Thames, where the road from Reading to High Wycombe crosses the river. It had its own market by 1227 (hence the name Chipping Marlow), although the market lapsed before 1600. From 1301 to 1307 the town had its own Member of Parliament, and it returned two members from 1624 to 1867.
Marlow (historically Great Marlow or Chipping Marlow) is a town and civil parish within Wycombe district in south Buckinghamshire, England. It is located on the River Thames, 4 miles (6.5 km) south-southwest of High Wycombe, 5 miles (8 km) west-northwest of Maidenhead and 33 miles (53 km) west of central London.
They will be joined by local RAF Air cadets, including the unit from Marlow.