Welcome to Hungerford

on 16 April 2013.

Hungerford is a small historic town located in the midst of an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and yet it is only 4 miles from the M4 and has a direct rail link to London.

The town's historic market status is retained by the significant number of small independent retail and commercial businesses providing visitors and residents alike with personal service across a wide range of products. Hungerford has an excellent variety of eating places and there is ample local accommodation.

The town today is surrounded by open common land, five minutes walk from its centre where visitors may enjoy a relaxed walk and an abundance of flora and fauna.

The Town hosts a number of unique annual events, including Tutti Day, a 3 week Arts Festival (including Carnival Day) and a late night Victorian Extravaganza in December.

River walk along the Kennet at Ramsbury 23rd September
ARK (Action on the River Kennett), that wonderful charity run almost entirely by volunteers who work so hard to keep our waterways in rude health, are holding one of their lovely River Walks this Saturday, 23rd September, followed by afternoon tea and home-made cakes

Avebury
Avebury is a henge monument (which is an ancient place surrounded by a bank and ditch) and is the world’s largest prehistoric stone circle, originally comprising of some 100 standing stones, with two inner stone circles.

Lit Fest gets new sponsorship
Hungerford’s acclaimed Literary Festival has attracted generous support from Dick Lovett BMW and Mini for 2017.

Three swans open for business again and looking fabulous
After major investment by the Coaching Inn Group, Hungerford’s Three Swans Hotel, Eatery and Coffee Shop is once again open for business and looks set to be Hungerford’s go-to place for accommodation, eating, drinking and just hanging out with a coffee.

Savour a slice of southern Sweden
Nordic noir, Medieval towns, architecture, serene rail travel, beaches and superb innovative food.

Adventures in words
As part of the 2017 Arts for Hungerford Literary Festival which will be taking place from 13th to 15th October on the theme of journeys, there will be two writing competitions, a children’s and an adults’.

Tasting in Tuscany
Since the 11th Century the Borgo di Castelvecchio or ‘village of the old castle’ has been dominated by the structure that bears its name.

Lord Coe loves Hungerford
Olympic medal winner and Chairman of FIFA's Ethics Committee, Sebastian Coe was at the opening of Hungerford's Barrs Yard on Friday.

Why live in Hungerford?
Those of us who live here don't have to think twice, we love it and, you've had a job to persuade us to go elsewhere.

Hungerford Townsite, review and preview
TOWNSITE has become the go-to destination for everything local.

Townsite Goes to Marlborough
After a year in the planning, Townsite Marlborough has just gone live! The success of the Hungerford Townsite prompted Marlborough residents and businesses to ask us when we could do the same for their gorgeous and quintessentially English market town.

Walks in around Hungerford
Walking in the beautiful areas of outstanding natural beauty in and around Hungerford is a very special experience. Throughout the summer, we will be publishing details of some of the best and favourite walks in the town and its surrounding villages and countryside