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About Chippenham

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Chippenham is a large historic market town in northwest Wiltshire, England. It lies 20 miles (32 km) east of Bristol, 86 miles (138 km) west of London and 4 miles (6 km) west of The Cotswolds AONB. It is in the area served by DarkStar, the Chippenham marquee hire experts. The town was established on a crossing of the River Avon and some form of settlement is believed to have existed there since before Roman times. It was a royal villa, and probably a royal hunting lodge, under Alfred the Great. The town continued to grow when the Great Western Railway arrived in 1841; it is now a major commuter town. Chippenham is twinned with La Flèche in France and Friedberg in Germany. The town's motto is Unity and Loyalty.


Chippenham Travel Links

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Road -
Chippenham lies 4 miles (6 km) south of the M4 motorway, which links the town to Bristol, Swindon, South Wales and London. The A4 former coach road, A420 and B4069 provide further road links to Bath, Bristol and Oxford. The town is bypassed to the west by the A350, which links the M4 motorway with Chippenham and nearby towns to the south, such as Melksham, Warminster and Trowbridge. The A4 national route crosses the southern part of the town, linking Chippenham to nearby Corsham, Calne, and Bath. Local councillors have called for an eastern extension linking the A4 to the A350 north of Cepen Park, although this has been opposed by many residents.


Bus -
Chippenham has a bus station with several routes and companies serving it. These include Stagecoach with the route 55 to Swindon, Faresaver with the X31 to Bath, X34 to Trowbridge and Frome, 33 to Devizes as well as several local routes, and Coachstyle with the 92 to Malmesbury. First Bus also operate a small number of late evening buses on the X31 route. A smaller secondary bus station is located at Town Bridge, which serves as a hub for short routes within the town, as well as National Express coach services for destinations including Bristol, London, Northampton, Oxford, and the South West.


Rail -
Chippenham railway station is on the Great Western Main Line and is served by services between London Paddington and the West Country via Bristol Temple Meads or Swindon and is famous for its railway arches and other buildings engineered by Isambard Kingdom Brunel as part of the Great Western Railway development. It is served by main line services and a smaller service to Southampton Central via Melksham, Westbury and Salisbury. It is being electrified to make train times faster from London to the West Country.



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Taxi Firms in Chippenham

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With so much to do within Chippenham and the neighbouring towns, as well as the beautiful surrounding countryside, it's worth renting a car or jumping in a taxi to see the local sights.

Chippenham is well served when it comes to getting a taxi as there are local firms such as Ezy’s Taxis, Yell Cabs Taxis and V Cars.

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Hotels and Guest Houses in Chippenham

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Best Western Plus Angel Hotel Chippenham -
The Best Western Plus Angel Hotel Chippenham Wiltshire is a delightful 17th Century coaching inn set in the market town of Chippenham. In fact, it overlooks the marketplace itself, giving guests convenience and character in abundance. Dating back to 1751, the hotel building has been refurbished to offer modern and contemporary surroundings. The Best Western Plus Angel Hotel Chippenham Wiltshire has 50 bedrooms, all of which are en-suite: 15 rooms of individual character are located in the main house with an additional 35 modern executive rooms situated in the courtyard wing. You’ll be able to relax in style in the hotel’s leisure club and walled courtyard garden. A small hotel with lots of character, the Best Western Plus Angel Hotel Chippenham Wiltshire offers homely, welcoming service at all times. The friendly staff make this a wonderful place to spend time at, and an even more inviting place to return to after a day at one of the many nearby beauty spots.


London Road Garden Annexe Chippenham -
London Road Garden Annex is ideal for the business client who, not wanting to stay in hotel rooms, can relax in homely surroundings at a reasonable cost. The tourist guest will find the garden annex a superb base for visiting the lovely surrounding countryside of Wiltshire and The Cotswolds. The Annexe welcomes ramblers and cyclists as they have laundry and drying facilities, at extra cost. Cyclists can store their bikes in the secure workshop. Babies are well catered for as they can supply a travel cot, high chair, changing mat, baby bath and toys. London Road Garden Annex has a lounge/dining area, fully fitted double bedroom en-suite, fully fitted kitchen with Neff appliances including a dishwasher, ven, microwave, hob and fridge/freezer. Fitted with granite work tops and all the crockery, saucepans etc. you need to make your stay comfortable (even a Kenwood mixer for the energetic baker!). There is off road parking in the driveway, free Wi-Fi connection, mini stereo, digi-box and DVD player. Lots of information provided on local places to visit and OS maps are available. Gas and electricity are included and laundry facilities are available on request. The Annexe has a pretty garden outlook with patio seating and BBQ available. The owners are unable to accommodate pets at the Garden Annex, with the exception of guide dogs and assistant dogs.


The Red Lion Lacock, near Chippenham –
The Red Lion at Lacock makes sure you have all that you need for a fantastic stay. Facilities in each room include: 'Freeview' flat screen television; tea and coffee making facilities; complimentary mineral water; free Wi-Fi connection; iron & ironing board; hairdryer; shampoo, conditioner & shower gel and spare pillows & blankets. All guests are able to check in any time after 3pm and check out is 10.00am on day of departure. If you would like to arrive earlier, please let them know in advance and they'll do their best to prepare your room for you. The Red Lion does not have a night porter, so the latest check in time is before the pub closes, or otherwise arranged prior with the manager. Check in time normally between 3pm and 11pm, but if going to arrive after 6pm please state. Please note all of the rooms are strictly non-smoking and animals are also prohibited (except guide dogs).

If none of the venues above fit the bill, contact DarkStar Discos, the Chippenham marquee hire experts.


Places to Get Married in Chippenham

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Church Farm Kington Langley, near Chippenham -
Church Farm, in the heart of the village of Kington Langley in Wiltshire, is home to a quintessentially English country wedding reception venue, a holiday cottage, an interior design practice and a paper conservation studio. Although just three miles from the M4, Church Farm's peace and tranquillity offers a rural idyll. Life on the farm is influenced by the owners’ belief in the importance of looking after the environment, supporting the local economy and rural crafts, art, design, community and friends. Hidden behind Church Farm is a beautiful, natural meadow which offers an idyllic venue for a quintessentially English country wedding reception.  The seven-acre organic meadow is surrounded by mature trees and hedgerows giving privacy and an intimate atmosphere. The venue limits its wedding calendar to only 6 events each year to ensure your day is extra special. This enables them to help preserve the natural beauty of the land so it all looks new and fresh for your day. A professional service and solid infrastructure ensures the smooth running of your relaxed and beautiful wedding.


Grittleton House Chippenham -
With a choice of beautiful indoor and outdoor areas Grittleton House can provide the perfect environment for each part of your day. Enjoy a glass of champagne in the Italian Gardens or on the Terrace, followed by your wedding breakfast in one of the State Rooms, Music Room or Library. There is always plenty of space for dancing or catching up with your guests at the bar. The magnificence of the sweeping double stair case is a wonderful sight as you enter the main hall. There are plenty of opportunities for photographs inside and out, so you never need to worry about the weather, leaving more time to enjoy your day. Facilities include: exclusive use of country house wedding venue, unique and beautiful spaces for every part of your special day, tree lined drive, providing ample parking, perfect setting for all group sizes, civil ceremonies and partnerships, suitable for marquees, in-house wedding planner available upon request, conveniently located to local train station for easy access to Bath, Bristol, Swindon & London. 


The Owl Lodge Chippenham -
The Owl Lodge is the ideal venue to hold your wedding or special celebration, set in the spectacular Wiltshire countryside of Lacock, seven miles from the M4 located between the market towns of Chippenham and Melksham. There’s plenty of car parking space for your guests within the private grounds of the Owl Lodge. They boast an extensive cobbled yard that’s just perfect for al fresco speeches, above this you can enjoy celebratory drinks from the veranda while taking in the panoramic views of the Wiltshire countryside. Dine under oak beams, and by the evening dance the night away in the specially made Orchard Room where there’s a chance of catching the sun as it sets over your wedding day. Historically, the Owl Lodge was once part of a large farmstead, Selves Farm, the original farm house was a replica of The Red Lion Inn found in the nearby National Trust village of Lacock. .

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Event Planning in Chippenham

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Complete your event in Chippenham with DarkStar Discos. Let DarkStar Discos, the Chippenham marquee hire experts help you by offering the following services which can greatly reduce any event planning stress. Bars - you don't need to spend too much time looking for the perfect drinks for your event, we have a team that can take care of that for you. Lights - No need to stress out in finding and setting up the lights for your event. DJ and Staffing - Let our DJ take care of the music for your event. Our staff will also be the one taking care of the needs of your guests. You might also want to consider asking us to arrange the following services for your event: Professional Photographer, Event Transportation and Event Catering. For all this and more, contact DarkStar Discos, the Chippenham marquee hire experts.



Top Restaurants in Chippenham

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La Passione Chippenham - For an authentic and memorable Italian dining experience, visit this contemporary and elegant restaurant in New Road, Chippenham. Enjoy a mix of classic and modern dishes served in a relaxed and welcoming atmosphere. For delicious pizzas, pasta, steak, fish and salads, accompanied by a fine selection of wines, La Passione offers great value Italian cooking. They are proud of their excellent service and food, which is freshly prepared using locally sourced ingredients wherever possible. Whether you are looking for a romantic meal at a secluded table or plenty of space to eat with friends and family, La Passione is perfect for an appetizing lunch or a special meal out in the evening. 


Rivo Lounge Chippenham - Rivo Lounge is in great spot in Chippenham, just by the Town Bridge and riverside walk in the centre of town. They’ve a little outdoor terrace and lovely big full width windows that open right out along the front, so they’re the perfect place for people watching. They serve a fantastic range of food and drinks (including full kids, gluten free and vegan menus) in a really relaxed, welcoming, light and airy space stretching across two floors. All this, and the gorgeous moustachioed lady painting too. What more do you need in a friendly neighbourhood café bar? What is it that people love best about Lounging? Is it the food? The cocktails? The lovely staff? Or the photo of the old boy on an airbed in his pants? Let’s see, shall we? 


The White Hart Ford, near Chippenham - Situated in the beautiful Hamlet of Ford, The White Hart is pretty close to what you picture a traditional English pub to look like. Packed full of original features that have been lovingly restored and sympathetically adding a few of their own, they’ve created a pub that is simply a delight to visit. They’re proud to serve up delicious food straight from the kitchen and crafted drinks poured at the bar every day of the week, as well as the perfect place for a getaway with 11 beautiful bedrooms. They’ve handpicked the finest producers of beef across Britain and the US who provide them with the best quality cuts all matured for a minimum of 28 days. The Josper charcoal oven cooks the meat quickly meaning you get a great smoky, juicy piece of steak on your plate every time. The ethos here is simple. It’s all about being excellent in everything they do; from the food and drinks they serve to the home-from-home space they’ve created. 




Top Things to do in Chippenham

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Lacock Abbey, near Chippenham -
Country house with monastic roots, once home to William Henry Fox Talbot. The Abbey, located at the heart of the village within its own woodland grounds, is a quirky country house of various architectural styles, built upon the foundations of a former nunnery. Visitors can experience the atmosphere of the medieval rooms and cloister court, giving a sense of the Abbey's monastic past. The museum celebrates the achievements of former Lacock resident, William Henry Fox Talbot, famous for his contributions to the invention of photography. Relics from the Abbey’s earliest days are also on display for example a rare book - a priceless survivor from the days when the nuns lived at the abbey - is on display in the Servants Hall and has been at the abbey for over 700 years. In addition to this, there is a 14th-Century copy of an early bible dictionary which gives a unique insight into the ways the nuns must have lived in the abbey and was bought at auction by the National Trust in 2011.

Bowood House and Gardens Calne, near Chippenham -
Home of the Marquis and Marchioness of Lansdowne. Discover the rich and fascinating history of Bowood House and the Lansdowne family, set within 100 acres of beautifully landscaped ‘Capability’ Brown Parkland. Surrounding the Georgian House is the Italian-inspired Terrace Garden, the Private Walled Gardens and the herbaceous border, all radiating colour throughout the seasons. Children will be thrilled with the adrenaline-fuelled Adventure Playground featuring a life size pirate ship to a soft play area for the younger children. A hop, skip and a jump away is Tractor Ted Little Farm with a barn full of friendly farm animals. (Only working Assistance Dogs are permitted at Bowood House & Gardens.)

Avebury Henge, near Chippenham -
Avebury henge and stone circles are one of the greatest marvels of prehistoric Britain. Built and much altered during the Neolithic period, roughly between 2850 BC and 2200 BC, the henge survives as a huge circular bank and ditch, encircling an area that includes part of Avebury village. Within the henge is the largest stone circle in Britain - originally of about 100 stones - which in turn encloses two smaller stone circles. Avebury is part of an extraordinary set of Neolithic and Bronze Age ceremonial sites that seemingly formed a vast sacred landscape. They include West Kennet Avenue, West Kennet Long Barrow, The Sanctuary, Windmill Hill, and the mysterious Silbury Hill. Many can be reached on foot from the village. The Alexander Keiller Museum also displays many notable finds from the Avebury monuments. Together with Stonehenge, Avebury and its surroundings are a World Heritage Site. Avebury is one of several monuments within this World Heritage Site. Begin your visit at the Alexander Keiller Museum to find out about all of them, and their significance, before you set off. To continue your journey through Neolithic Britain, Stonehenge, with its world-class exhibition and visitor centre, is within a 45-minute drive, and part of the same World Heritage Site. Stonehenge offers a fascinating opportunity to explore the ancient ceremonial landscape of the surrounding area and come face to face with a 5,500-year old man.



Chippenham Today

Chippenham's main retail area surrounds the pedestrianised High Street and Market Place and it is lucky enough to be in the area covered by DarkStar Discos, the Chippenham marquee hire experts. Two shopping centres lie on either side of the High Street: the enclosed Emery Gate Shopping Centre and the open-air Borough Parade, with a medium-sized Tesco and a small Waitrose respectively. In and around the High Street there are very few independent shops as franchises dominate; there are some independent shops along The Causeway and in the Upper Market Place. Retail parks, such as the Hathaway Retail Park, Bath Road Retail Park (with a large Sainsbury's nearby) and the Chippenham Retail Park (Bumpers Way), are towards the edge of town and contain larger superstores and fast-food outlets. The Chippenham Co-operative Society was founded in 1890. Over the years it played an increasing role in the local economy, becoming deeply involved in agriculture and dairy farming, and for most of the 20th century its department store dominated the lower end of the High Street. However, by the 1960s the business was facing increasing competition and found it necessary to join forces with other co-operatives, first locally, then nationally, forming The Co-operative Group.

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