Trowbridge is set next to the little river Biss, the town is the county town of Wiltshire.
It's growth was based on the wool trade, although there was a castle here in the 12th century. The town has continued to grow with more housing estates added on the outside of town.
One of it's famous residents was Sir Isaac Pitman, the inventor of shorthand, and his work and life is shown in the local museum.
The town is a regional shopping centre and has a covered market and the Shires Shopping Centre. Although busy it has good parking and pleasant pedestrianised streets.
If you have the time when you visit there is a town trail which highlights the mills and the houses of the mill owners. To the east of the town you can relax in the ancient woodlands of Green Lane Wood.
Brokerswood Country Park 3.5 miles Plenty of outdoor activities for young and old alike.
The Courts 2.4 miles National Trust gardens around a private 18th century house.
Iford Manor Gardens 3.4 miles The terraced gardens of this house are open to the public.
Westwood Manor 2.8 miles A 15th-century stone manor house owned by the National Trust.
Great Chalfield Manor 3.3 miles National Trust,a moated manor house with restored gardens.
Trowbridge Museum Discover more about Trowbridge and it's interesting history.
American Museum in Britain 5.8 miles 2 miles south-east of Bath, off A36, this museum illustrates American decorative arts and is in a country house, designed by Jeffry Wyattville, with grounds. 15 period rooms shows how Americans lived from the 17th-19th century.
Tithe Barn 2.5 miles A lovely building on the edge of a country park.
Avoncliff Gorge 3.4 miles An ideal spot for walks long the canal.
Rode Bird Gardens 4.1 miles Come and see the tropical birds.
Westbury White Horse 4.7 miles Take a look at this famous 'White Horse' carved into the hillside.
Norwood Rare Breeds Farm 4.8 miles A small farm with small animals.
The historic city of Bath ...a must see destination
Towns Near Trowbridge To Visit - straight line distance:Bradford-on-Avon (2.63 miles) Westbury (4.16 miles) Melksham (4.88 miles) Bathampton (7.18 miles)