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The county town of Wiltshire, Trowbridge is a town of much historical and industrial significance and one that is worth a visit.

Located on the River Biss just twelve miles from the city of Bath, Trowbridge is famed for its connections with the wool industry; it holds connections with the clothing trade from the 13th century onwards, but in the 19th century reached a level of prominence in wool production that would not be repeated. Architecturally the town is of great interest thanks to many remaining buildings from this era, with the signs of being a mill town evident everywhere.

 

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An attractive town, Trowbridge offers a very compact town centre that is nevertheless well served in terms of shops and leisure facilities, and with many of the mill buildings being redeveloped into housing there are an increasing number of people choosing to live in what is a very pleasant small Wiltshire town.

Westwood Manor, Bradford-on-Avon BA15 2AF (01225) 863374
Westwood Manor is a fine Jacobean mansion built in the 15th Century and just two miles from the town of Trowbridge.
Despite its almost humble look, Westwood Manor has an interesting history. A mix of farmhouse and upper class family home, the house has a mysterious past.
Said to have been the subject of a gypsy curse, a number of past residents have suffered many misfortunes.

Farleigh Hungerford Castle, Farleigh Hungerford BA2 7RS (01225) 754026
Farleigh Hungerford was built during the late 14th Century by Sir Thomas Hungerford, Speaker of the Commons.
Occupied for 300 years by the Hungerford family, the castle may be partially ruined now, but the chapel is whole and has many rare medieval paintings. Just below (for those brave enough to enter), its crypt contains human-shaped lead coffins.

 


 


 

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