Heritage & History

Named as Straburg in the Domesday Book, and one of the Magna Carta baron towns, the town developed into a major woollen town, nicknamed ‘The Manchester of the West’. It is also the birthplace of Isaac Pitman, inventor of the famous Pitman Shorthand system. The fascinating Museum in Trowbridge is currently undergoing refurbishment, and will reopen in the summer of 2020.

Avebury
A mixture of prehistoric and English scenery . . .
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Bradford on Avon
Just less than three miles away from Trowbridge and nestled in the rolling hillsides you will find the Anglo-Saxon town of Bradford on Avon. With the River Avon running through the heart of the town as its name suggests, the small winding streets lead you to the undiscovered treasures the town has
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Bath
The city of Bath is only 20 minutes away from Trowbridge via rail, so for the sake of such a short trip, you could not visit Trowbridge without popping into Bath. Famed globally for its Roman Baths and Georgian architecture which have led it to become a UNESCO World Heritage site,
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Longleat Safari Park
The location for the BBC's Animal Park, this famous safari has plenty to offer everyone. Spend time exploring the grounds as well as the house and gardens
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Stonehenge
This impressive stone circle monument, world class exhibitions and visitor centre, is a must to visit when discovering Wiltshire
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Westbury White Horse
A true icon of Wiltshire, this chalk carving can be found on a north-west facing slope of Bratton Camp. One of no fewer than thirteen to be found in the county, this can be seen from the Trowbridge area, and is about 20 minutes’ drive away from the town, at
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Clanger Wood
This area of over 140 acres of woodland gives all nature explorers the perfect spot to discover something new. Renowned for its bluebells and butterflies, Clanger Wood has been made a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) and is certainly worth a visit...
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Trowbridge Town Hall Arts
Town Hall Arts’ mission is to provide opportunities for people of all backgrounds, ages and abilities to be inspired by arts, culture and heritage learning from a building at the heart of its community. Trowbridge Town Hall is a hub for the development of artistic activity throughout the community area
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Kennet & Avon Canal
Making its way through the glorious Wiltshire countryside, its towpath is ideal for walkers and cyclists staying in the area.
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The Shires Shopping Centre
The Stallards focus on: Great people: Great music and Great Customer Service!
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