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Don't forget the ducks!

Marlow is a small town in Buckinghamshire, on the River Thames.

When I was younger, my grandparents used to take me there to play in Higginson Park and feed the ducks. I recently returned and found that not much has changed (a few more coffee shops, though).

Marlow's claims to fame include:

- The suspension bridge, designed by William Tierney Clark in 1832. Clark later designed a similar bridge over the Danube in Budapest.

- Percy and Mary Shelley, who lived in West Street for a while. Mary finished her novel Frankenstein while she was there.

- T S Eliot, who lived in West Street after WW1.

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  • Pros:Excellent chocolate shops, nice park (in summer)
  • Last visit to Marlow: Feb 2007
  • Intro Updated Feb 20, 2007
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