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Marlow is a pleasant small town about 15 miles north-east of Reading. It is in the county of Buckinghamshire and the beautiful Chiltern Hills lie to the north of the town.
Marlow is an attractive town, though not as beautiful as its famous neighbour Henley on Thames.
The main streets are ligned with attractive shops, for the most part brick built with nice old terracotta-tiled roofs. Marlow has plenty of pubs and restaurants making it a good place to head for at lunch time or in the evening.
Take a look at Marlow's graceful suspension bridge which was built in 1832 to span the river Thames.
Marlow has a Millenium Maize designed by Adrian Fisher, a reknowned maize-maker. The maize is in Higginson Park and is always popular with children. Higginson Park lies on the water's edge and is a very pleasant spot.
A good day to visit Marlow is Sunday for its weekly farmers market which takes place between 10am and 2 pm.
Famous Residents of Marlow
Marlow has its share of famous residents both past and present. In the past both Mary Shelley and TS Eliot lived in Marlow and it is claimed (though not verified) that Jane Seymour lived at Seymour Court on the outskirts of Marlow.
Currently Michelin starred chef, and owner of the Fat Duck in Bray, Heston Blumenthal lives in Marlow, as does Paul Ross (brother of Jonathan) and Robbie Williams has bought a house nearby.
Just down the road to the east is Little Marlow a charming village with a church, village green and a very attractive pub - The Queen's Head. Little Marlow has been used as a location for 3 episodes of Midsomer Murders.
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