The town is some 12 miles south of Marlborough and 15 miles north-east of Salisbury. The Royal Mail deemed this post-code to be the most attractive place to live in the U.K., a measure based on a combination of job opportunities, health, education, low crime rate and housing costs. The town is surrounded by beautiful countryside and is close to the Wiltshire / Hampshire border. The town has a population of over 10,000 residents. The Iron Age earthwork at Sidbury Hill covers 75 acres and Tidworth Polo Club at Tedworth Park is one of the oldest in the Country with Prince Charles as the club’s President. Tedworth Garrison Golf Club, despite its historic name, is open to all new members and is one of Wiltshire’s finest golf courses. Nearby attractions also include the Kennet and Avon canal, Avebury and Stonehenge. Tidworth has both local and national shops and two supermarkets. It is close to the A303 and thereafter the M3 to make it within commuting distance of London. Grateley railway station, some 6.5 miles from the town, operates a one hourly service between Salisbury and London Waterloo. Zouch Academy and Clarendon Junior School are both rated as Good by Ofsted as is the secondary school Wellington Academy. Independent education is offered at Grateley House School.