St Peter's Church is a 15th century building with an extensive Victorian restoration from the 19th century. Historic links date back more than 500 years to the former castle on the mound and the ordination of Thomas Wolsey, who eventually became a Cardinal. While no longer a religious institution, a charitable trust manages the church building for the benefit of the public and still offers visitors fascinating wall memorials, beautiful stained glass windows and a chance to learn about its history through self-guided tours. One of the best views of Marlborough and the surrounding area is found at the top of the Tower, still open by appointment to visitors willing to climb the 137 steps to the top.
Today, St Peter’s is a community hub for the Arts and History hosting events, exhibitions and activities for its members, local residents and tourists. An independent coffee shop serves cakes, light refreshments and an extensive lunch menu.
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|Charge only for certain events||Free|
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|2022 (4 Jan 2022 - 23 Dec 2022)|
- Accessible to Wheelchair Users
- All Areas Accessible to Disabled Visitors
- Facilities for Hearing Impaired Visitors - Inductive Loop.
- Guide Dogs Permitted - Not in restaurant.
- Ramp/Level Access
- Toilets for Disabled Visitors
- On-Site café/restaurant - Coffee, light lunches and teas.
- Event venue
- Free Entry
- In town/city centre
- Indoor Attraction
- Of historic, literary or architectural interest
Parking & Transport
- On Bus Route
Tours and Demonstrations
- Educational Visits Accepted
Map & Directions
In the centre of Marlborough at the west end of the High Street
Public Transport Directions
Nearest rail stations are at Swindon, Pewsey and Great Bedwyn. Regular buses from each of these stations and neighbouring towns into Marlborough.
TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:
- Very Good22
- helenmayl2020Trip Type:Friends getawayVery poorTuesday, 7th July 2020Twice we have sat there waiting for them to take our order. While other people continued to come in and be served before us. After 20 minutes of being ignored we left. I felt completely humiliated... Read full review
- david nManchester, United KingdomReally enjoyable visitMonday, 25th October 2021We always like to pop into this deconsecrated church for tea and scones. The lady on entrance allocated us a table, and service was reasonably quick. The stained glass windows of the chancel are... Read full review
- 902gordonfTrip Type:Friends getawayNewburyRoadClub cafe stopTuesday, 2nd November 2021Lovely visit and warm welcome for our group of hungry cyclists. Spoilt for choice between cakes and savoury. All very nice. Thanks Read full review