Historic Hungerford

Welcome to Hungerford! This historic market town is located in West Berkshire, England, in the heart of the North Wessex Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and is surrounded by stunning countryside and picturesque villages. Whether you’re here for a day trip or a longer stay, there’s plenty to see and do. You can explore the remains of one of the few Roman villas in Britain at Littlecote Roman Villa, or visit the Hungerford Virtual Museum to learn more about the town’s fascinating history. When it comes to dining options, Hungerford has something for everyone. From cozy cafes like Eliane Of Hungerford to pubs like John O’Gaunt Inn, you’ll find plenty of delicious options to choose from. And if you’re looking for a place to stay, there are accommodation options available in the town centre.

Hungerford is a thriving rural market town with a wonderful community spirit. It’s a great place to live, to do business and to visit! You can use this website to plan your visit, work out how to get here and where to stay and eat.

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Hungerford – at the Heart of the North Wessex Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty

A Brief History of Hungerford

Local archaeological digs reveal evidence of people living here since 10,000BC – the Mesolithic Period, and there are important Roman roads and buildings nearby.

But Hungerford’s fascinating history really develops from the 11th century, since then it has grown as an important market town serving the surrounding towns and villages.

It lies on the historic London to Bath Road and also the Oxford to Salisbury Road. The town’s hey-day was in the Georgian period when the coaching trade brought great prosperity. The Kennet and Avon Canal and the Great Western Railway soon followed, and these important communications still play a vital role in Hungerford’s commercial life today. The M4 motorway lies close-by.

Antiques Shopping

Hungerford is well known for its selection of antique shops and arcades. Recognisable from TV shows like Homes under the Hammer, Antiques Road Trip and more you can fill an entire day browsing a wide range of businesses looking for that special item.

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