Marlborough represents the majority of the population of the MANP area with a population 8092 persons as of the 2011 census.

Marlborough is the geographic, economic and social heart of the area, surrounded by the other three named parishes. All four parishes share common landscapes of the Marlborough Downs, the River Kennet and Savernake Forest and all sit entirely within the North Wessex Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB).

The River Kennet is an important chalk stream which rises north of Avebury and flows through part of the North Wessex Downs AONB and the town of Marlborough.

Marlborough is situated in the Kennet river valley between the slopes of the Marlborough Downs to the north with Savernake Forest to the south.

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