Charming market town on Wiltshire border loved by celebrities

If you're looking for a gorgeous market town to explore and feel like you have exhausted all the beautiful towns and villages of Wiltshire. Then why not hop over the border into neighbouring Berkshire. Just like Wiltshire, the county is full to the brim with picturesque villages and towns just waiting to be explored.

One such village that is seconds away, just over the border is Hungerford. It sits around 9 miles east of Marlborough. The idyllic riverside market town boasts a number of traditional country pubs, plenty of independent shops as well as being famed for its plethora of antique emporiums.

It is no wonder that the historic town in West Berkshire has been named as one of the county's best places to live. READ NEXT: Thriving Cotswolds town of Nailsworth frequented by celebrities Whether it is a tranquil walk down the Kennet and Avon Canal which passes through the town, or a peruse of the Antiques Arcade you will easily find enough to do, spending a day in Hungerford. Berkshire Live reports that Tatler Magazine even once described the high street as the 'Bond Street of Berkshire'.

So it is no wonder that the town has been frequented by celebrities, and is even the hometown of a few famous faces. Singer-songwriter and actor Will Young was actually brought up in Hungerford.

Enjoy a tranquil walk down the Kennet and Avon CanalEnjoy a tranquil walk down the Kennet and Avon Canal

He went to school at Horris Hill Preparatory School in Newbury, and later Wellington College in Crowthorne. Other big names to call the town home include footballer Charlie Austin and Hobbit actor Adam Brown.

If you're exploring the area and fancy something to eat, The Pheasant Inn in Shefford Woodlands comes highly recommended. The Pheasant Inn's menu is filled with dishes that proudly state the ingredients' origin, such as Chalk Stream trout, Kelm Scott pork tenderloin and Wiltshire chateaubriand, reports BerkshireLive.

Tatler Magazine even once described the high street as the 'Bond Street of Berkshire'Tatler Magazine even once described the high street as the 'Bond Street of Berkshire'

It has a well-considered vegan menu, with dishes such as roast Jerusalem artichokes and beetroot 'tartine', making plant-based diners feel like more than just an afterthought. It also a a private dining room if you're celebrating something special.

Or if you want to stay closer to home, a stones throw away is Wiltshire's The Wheatsheaf in Chilton Foliat, a gorgeous village pub just moments away from the vibrant market town.

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