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.

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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Heritage and Art Trails
The park offers so much to see and do, make sure it is added to your list to visit!
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Trowbridge Ted’s Trails
These trails are designed for children however, adults are also allowed to join in the fun!
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