Hungerford Arcade Antiques

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Hungerford is an historic market town set in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. It is renowned for its antique shops, but is also the setting for many other specialist retailers, including jewellers, milliners, ladies and gents fashion establishments, children’s toys and country sporting goods. All of these are located within close proximity to the Arcade.

Hungerford Town Hall

Hungerford Town Hall

 
 

Refreshments can be obtained from a number of establishments, both on and off the High Street. Whether your choice is a cup of tea and a home made cake, or a three course meal, then there is somewhere for you. Of course, we would welcome you at our own Coffee Lounge, located in one of the most ancient parts of the Arcade. Hungerford still retains a large number of licensed premises, although not as many as in its coaching hey-day, and at least one features in the Campaign For Real Ale good pubs guide.

 
 

Hungerford has played its part in many important historical occasions, with the Arcade building standing testament to them since the late 14th Century. Several monarchs, including Elizabeth I and Charles I, have visited the town, and significant Civil War battles have raged nearby. William of Orange arrived to stay in December 1688. He came here to negotiate with the commissioners of King James II in order to establish his succession to the throne as William III. Within living memory, General Eisenhower addressed the troops encamped on Hungerford Common, prior to their assault on the beaches on D-Day.

 
 

These days the Common is an excellent place for picnics, ball games and kite flying. In addition, Freeman’s Marsh on the other side of town provides a beautiful space for country walks and wildlife watching. Bird watchers will delight in the rare species that can be seen flitting through the reeds, and maybe rewarded with the sight of a red kite circling above. The river Dun has trout to tempt the fishermen – but keep an eye out for the pike! Both the Common and Freeman's Marsh are within an easy walk of   Hungerford Arcade.

Eisenhower addressing the 'Screaming Eagles'

Eisenhower addressing the 'Screaming Eagles' 5 June 1944

 
     
 

 To find out more about Hungerford, visit the town's web site:

www.hungerford.uk.net

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