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Facts About Marlow

Marlow is a charming historic town set on the River Thames and surrounded by  beautiful countryside, with the Chiltern Hills to the north.


Marlow is in Buckinghamshire but is very near the Berkshire border (the River  Thames) and about 6 miles from the Oxfordshire border. London lies about 30  miles to the east, Oxford about 25 miles to the north west and Reading about 15  miles to the south west. Marlow's closest towns are High Wycombe 5 miles to the  north, Henley-on-Thames to the south west and Maidenhead, Slough and Windsor to  the south east and Beaconsfield to the north east.

Map of Marlow by road


With access to the M40 in 5 miles and the M4 in 10 miles, Marlow has  excellent road connections to London, the M25, Birmingham and the west of  England.

Marlow has its own railway station with connections to Bourne End and  Maidenhead and hence London and Reading. Rail timetable  information.

There are bus connections to Reading, Henley and High Wycombe.

Further information about Travel in  Buckinghamshire including bus routes and timetables.

Booker airfield, for light aircraft and helicopters, is within 5 miles whilst  Heathrow, with national and international flights is 25 miles away.

Twin Town

Marlow is twinned with Marly-le-Roi on the river Seine in France and has an  active Town Twinning Association.

Market Days

There is a small market in Dean Street on Wednesdays and Saturdays.

Millennium in Marlow

Marlow will have its own Millennium Maze in Higginson Park to celebrate the  millennium. It will be a multi-coloured brick path, laid in the grass and  covering an area of about 22 metres diameter and has been designed by famous  maze-maker Adrian Fisher. At various places in the design, decorative mosaics  will be used to portray particular images of the history and heritage of Marlow  and its significance for the millennium. It will be officially opened on 28  October 2000.