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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.

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Tourist Attractions in and near Trowbridge to Visit

Activities

Activities

Brokerswood Country Park 3.5 miles Plenty of outdoor activities for young and old alike.

Gardens

Gardens

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.

Historic Houses

Historic Houses

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.

Museums

Museums

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.

Outdoors

Out & About

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.

Days Out around Trowbridge.

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)
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How to get to Trowbridge
Trowbridge, A350 from north from Warminster, south from Chippenham and Melksham. A363 from Bradford-on-Avon, or A36 then A361 from Bath

Trowbridge Tourist Information Centre

  • Multistorey Car Park
    St Stephens Place
    Trowbridge
    BA14 8AH
    Tel: 01225 765072 Extension 3
    Email: tic@trowbridge.gov.uk
Hotels
The Lamb on the Strand
99 The Strand Trowbridge BA14 6LL

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Premier Inn Trowbridge
St Stephens Place Trowbridge BA14 8AH

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Fieldways Hotel and Health Club
Hilperton Road Trowbridge BA14 7JP

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Guest Houses, Bed and Breakfasts, Inns and other Hotels
Watergardens
131 Yarnbrook Road, West Ashton Trowbridge BA14 6AF

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Lion and Fiddle
Trowbridge Road Trowbridge BA14 7QQ

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Eastbrook Cottage
Eastbrook Cottage, Hoopers Pool, Southwick Trowbridge BA14 9NG

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Holiday Cottages
Elwyns Cottage
Steeple Ashton near Trowbridge BA14 6EW
Sleeps 4
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Romsey Oak Farmhouse and Cottages
Frome Road, Wingfield Trowbridge BA14 9LS

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Trowbridge Weather
Saturday 25th April
Day :Light rain shower14°C Light rain shower
Night :Patchy light drizzle4°C Patchy light drizzle
Sunday 26th April
Day :Light drizzle12°C Light drizzle
Night :Partly cloudy skies2°C Partly cloudy skies
Where to Stay in Trowbridge
Area Telephone Code
01225
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