Things to see and do
There is plenty of things to keep you busy in and around Trowbridge.
Trowbridge, a town located in Wiltshire, England, offers a range of activities and attractions to keep visitors occupied. Here are some highlights:
Heritage Exploration: Trowbridge has more fine listed buildings than almost any other town in Wiltshire; around 330 in all, even more if you count those in the neighbouring villages. Many of Trowbridge’s own inhabitants are not aware that it was once one of the wealthiest towns in the country: the very heart of Britain’s cloth trade in the 17th and early 18th centuries, making white broadcloth and later fine dyed Spanish medley. Even after the Industrial Revolution transformed towns in the North of England during the second half of the 18th century, Trowbridge remained a major industrial centre, the so-called “Manchester of the West”. Though many of the woollen mills that once dominated the landscape of Trowbridge have been demolished, the grand houses that their owners built in the late 1600s and early 1700s remain and offer a fascinating glimpse into the town’s illustrious past. These are some of the most notable buildings in the town. Almost all can be seen in the course of a half-day’s walk around the centre of Trowbridge.
Shopping: The town center of Trowbridge is home to a variety of shops catering to different tastes. Whether you’re looking for unique boutiques, well-known brands, or local produce, there is something for everyone. The Shires Shopping Centre provides a comprehensive shopping experience under one roof.
Cafes and Bars: Trowbridge offers a diverse selection of coffee shops, cafes, and bars where visitors can relax, socialize, and enjoy a range of culinary delights. Whether you’re after a quick cup of coffee or a leisurely lunch, there are plenty of options to choose from.
Base for Exploring Bath: Trowbridge is conveniently located just a short distance from the historic city of Bath. Visitors can easily access Bath’s renowned attractions, including the Roman Baths, Bath Abbey, and the Royal Crescent. A short train journey connects Trowbridge to Bath, allowing for day trips and exploration.
Base for Exploring the Cotswolds: The Cotswolds, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, is easily accessible from Trowbridge. Visitors can use the town as a starting point to explore the picturesque villages, rolling hills, and charming countryside of the Cotswolds.
Overall, whether you choose to immerse yourself in Trowbridge’s heritage, enjoy its shopping, or utilize it as a base for further exploration, there is no shortage of things to keep you busy in and around. .
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