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 is internationally famous for being a beautiful place to visit and, as it sits at the heart of the North Wessex Downs, it is in a beautiful location too.

Amenities & Facilities

Hungerford has a Victorian Town Hall, which is very active.

Hungerford Hub is a not-for-profit community asset supported by Hungerford Town Council, Hungerford Library & Community Trust and Friends of Hungerford Library (the Hub team) in order to ensure the continued provision of a library by West Berkshire Council.The Hub is also open at other times for specific events.

Hungerford is launching an exciting project – Hungerford 2036 – to guide the way the town and its surrounding area will evolve.

Food and Drink

There are plenty of eating places in and around Hungerford. Visit the photo links.


There is Hungerford Town Football club.


There is a Hungerford Primary School and the John O’ Guant School in Hungerford 


There are many websites, Love Hungerford being one of them.


There is the Hungerford Surgery


St Lawrence’s Church in Hungerford is an integral part of the Hungerford Community. There is also a Methodist Church


There is a train station in Hungerford with Links to London and the X22 bus which links Hungerford and Malborough

Town Council

The Town Council is just one part of local government in Berkshire, but is the part closest to the people and represents residents at a local community level.


There is the Hungerford Environment Action Team which is very active and an Environment and Planning Committee 


It is so easy to feel closer to our past and our ancestors in Hungerford, a town which can trace its way back to the Stone and Bronze ages. History brings visitors from around the world to the town and for those who can’t get here there is the wonderful Hungerford Virtual Museum where the past is present and somehow still alive.

Hungerford Townsite will regularly feature news, views and stories about Hungerford’s history as well as providing information, guides, walks and photographs for the town’s visitors use and entertainment.

Much of the content in this section is reproduced by kind permission of the Hungerford Virtual Museum and Hugh Pihlens

Hungerford Common-The perfect place to enjoy a picnic, walk your dog, exercise, or simply sit and enjoy the views and wildlife. Hungerford Common, or Common Port Down to give one of its many other names, is 220 acres (89 hectares) of ancient common land, permanent pasture, mature trees, canal and strip lynchets, to the east of Hungerford.
The Kennet & Avon Canal-
Hungerford Town Centre
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