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.

Step back in time to the town's industrial past, and even further back . . .
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
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
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
Making its way through the glorious Wiltshire countryside, its towpath is ideal for walkers and cyclists staying in the area.
The centre offers the chance to buy books, beauty products, fashion, jewellery and toys, plus lots more
Our printed historic trails allow you to take in the town's past at your own pace: choose the trail that best suits your interest
These trails are designed for children however, adults are also allowed to join in the fun!