Wiltshire's packed with history, and Trowbridge is no different. The town's earliest mention is in the Domesday Book, known back then as 'Straburg'. Since then, it's been a thriving centre for commerce, and has been one of the country's major producers of cloth for decades.
True to its roots, the market town hosts weekly outdoor markets, A stroll through the bustling market and up to the Kennet and Avon canal is enough to convince you of the unique charm and beauty of this west Wiltshire town.
Trowbridge is a lively place at any time of year, but it really comes alive for its many festivals and events. Celebrating its heritage, the town hosts an annual textiles festival. There's also a vibrant arts scene, and a number of special events held around Christmas time.
Thanks in part to its train station on the Wessex Main Line, Trowbridge is incredibly well connected. This makes it an ideal base from which to explore this incredible county. Stonehenge is an absolute must-visit, as are the lesser-known but equally impressive stone circles at Avebury. Salisbury city centre also houses some great attractions, most notably the iconic Salisbury Cathedral.
Hotels in and around Trowbridge
Hilbury Court Hotel is a friendly bed and breakfast located not far from Trowbridge town centre. The hotel's highlight is the barbecue grills in the garden, which come into their own during the summer months.
The Somerset Arms is a pretty, ivy-covered inn, set on the picturesque high street of Semington village, just outside Trowbridge. The intimate accommodation boasts friendly staff, who will be keen to help you plan excursions into the surrounding countryside. There's also free WiFi throughout the inn.