Hungerford is a market town with a lasting appeal. Its medieval streets are dotted with antiques stores, high-end art galleries, and wine shops, and its High Street transforms into a bustling market on Wednesdays. It is at the heart of the North Wessex Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and forms part of the Great West Way.
Hungerford is the perfect starting point for bike or boat rides along the famous Kennet and Avon Canal, as well as trips to prehistoric sites, quaint villages, and stunning countryside (over 120 species of birds live in the surrounding marshes). Engineering enthusiasts can also visit the Crofton Beam Engines (featuring the world’s oldest working beam engine).