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.
Truly one of the highlights of Trowbridge's architectural heritage, the Handle House near the Town Bridge.
One of Trowbridge's most recognisable landmarks, The Blind House was used as a lock-up for 'overnight guests' of the law during the 18th and 19th centuries: wrongdoers locked up in
With its spire (the second highest in Wiltshire after that of Salisbury Cathedral) dominating the Trowbridge skyline, the Grade 1 listed Anglican Parish Church of St. James dates from the
This was the last operating mill in Trowbridge to close, in 1982, heralding the end of woollen cloth production in the town. The fascia of the front of the mill has
A mixture of prehistoric and English scenery . . .
Less than three miles away from Trowbridge and nestled in rolling hillsides you will find the Anglo-Saxon town of Bradford-on-Avon. With the River Avon running through the heart of the
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.
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
This impressive stone circle monument, world class exhibitions and visitor centre, is a must to visit when discovering Wiltshire
Step back in time to the town's industrial past, and even further back . . .