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About Trowbridge

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Trowbridge is the county town of Wiltshire, England, on the River Biss in the west of the county, It is lucky enough to be within the service area of DarkStar Discos, Trowbridge marquee hire experts. Long a market town, the Kennet and Avon canal to the north of Trowbridge has played an instrumental part in the town's development as it allowed coal to be transported from the Somerset Coalfield and so marked the advent of steam-powered manufacturing in woollen cloth mills. The town was foremost producer of this mainstay of contemporary clothing and blankets in south west England in the late 18th and early 19th centuries by which time it held the nickname "The Manchester of the West". The civil parish of Trowbridge had a population of 33,108 at the 2011 census.



Trowbridge Travel Links

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Rail -
Trowbridge railway station was opened in 1848 on the Westbury–Bradford-on-Avon section of the Wilts, Somerset and Weymouth Railway. Today this line forms part of both the Wessex Main Line (Bristol–Westbury–Southampton) and the Heart of Wessex Line (Bristol–Westbury–Weymouth), while the original route to Melksham, Chippenham and Swindon is used by the TransWilts service. Other services from Trowbridge join the Great Western main line at Bath and Chippenham or join the Reading to Taunton line at Westbury.


Road -
Trowbridge is about 18 miles (29 km) from junction 18 of the M4 motorway (Bath) and the same distance from junction 17 (Chippenham). The A361 runs through the town, connecting it to Swindon to the north-east and Barnstaple to the south-west, while the north-south A350 primary route to Poole passes close to the town.


Air -
The nearest airport is Bristol Airport, which is 30 miles (48 km) west.

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Taxi Firms in Trowbridge

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With so much to do within Trowbridge 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.

Trowbridge is well served when it comes to getting a taxi as there are local firms such as Eagle Taxis, Alpha Taxis and A & D Taxis.

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Hotels and Guest Houses in Trowbridge

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Polebarn Hotel Trowbridge -
Polebarn House was first occupied in 1789 by John Clark, a local mill owner, and his family. The house was designed to show off his wealth and status and is one of only a handful of Bath stone buildings in Trowbridge. ‘Polebarn House’ first became ‘The Polebarn Hotel’ in 1978. The rooms have each been individually designed with hand sourced furniture a mix of antique and new.  They are all en-suite and have tea/coffee making facilities and digital Freeview televisions. Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the building. Linens are supplied and laundered by a professional local company. Every bed is fitted with mattresses that are 1000 pocket spring with memory foam top layer made in Trowbridge by Airsprung. Breakfasts are made fresh to order each morning and the food is sourced locally where possible. Early breakfast can be provided on request (within reason).


The Moonraker Hotel Trowbridge -
Located on the outskirts of Bradford on Avon and Trowbridge and just 15-minute drive from the Spa city of Bath, the Moonraker Hotel in Bradford on Avon is the perfect hotel for both business and leisure guests visiting the area. Mentioned in the Domesday Book as being part of the Abbess of Glastonbury’s estate, the Moonraker was originally built in classic Queen Anne style before being upgraded in the 17th century to Bath stone. The Moonraker has 23 beautifully appointed bedrooms, country views and walled gardens. Dean Toon and his kitchen team have put the restaurant firmly on the culinary map, offering guests local ingredients to showcase some old-fashioned classics. With the onsite smokery and extensive kitchen garden both have become central to the menus developed for the restaurant. There is an olde worlde bar and a large lounge area for pre and post dinner drinks. There is no strict dress code. The hotel has 23 bedrooms that are located in the manor house, the old pig sties, the old cow sheds and the old barns. All of them are en suite and are furnished with antiques and rich fabrics. Wireless fibre-optic broadband, flat screen TVs, and White Company guest amenities are to be found in all of the bedrooms of this Trowbridge Hotel.


Hilbury Court Hotel Trowbridge -
Hilbury Court Hotel is just a 10-minute walk from Trowbridge town centre, offering free Wi-Fi and guest parking to the front. Hilbury Court is close to several bus stops where main services run to Bath, Swindon and Devizes. Trowbridge railway station is just 2km away. Local points of interest include Stonehenge, Castle Combe, Longleat, Cheddar Caves, The Roman Baths and Pump Rooms, Farleigh Castle, Lacock and many more. All rooms have central heating, private en-suite and the following facilities: tea and coffee making facilities, hairdryer, desk with lamp, iron and ironing board, flat screen TV, complimentary toiletries, guest-controlled room heating, bed linen and towels. All rooms are non-smoking. In the morning you will be provided with a full English breakfast with eggs prepared to order, fresh fruit, yoghurt, cereals, fruit juice, and croissants. Gluten free and vegetarian options available on request.



Places to Get Married in Trowbridge

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Widbrook Grange, near Trowbridge -
Ideally situated just outside the historic market town of Bradford on Avon, Widbrook Grange offers tranquil seclusion nestled amidst 11 acres of beautiful grounds and romantic flowering gardens for the perfect countryside wedding in Wiltshire. Originally constructed as a Georgian model farm in the 18th century, this enchanting venue is rich in history, still bearing original stonework visible from the many exposed brick farmhouse bedrooms and timeless rustic charm framing the buildings. The venue can host wedding ceremonies for 60 people and evening receptions for up to 80 people. The vision is to create memorable, magical weddings that exceed expectations. Claire Morris, their highly experienced Wedding Coordinator adopts a personal approach to ensure every wedding truly reflects each couple. Whether an intimate wedding or a luxury extravaganza, we have a variety of packages available to suit you. The team will be on hand throughout the entire process where attention to detail is second to none. The beautiful flowering gardens, converted barn ceremony room and rustic interiors make for the ultimate English countryside wedding. 

Wick Barn Farleigh Hungerford, near Trowbridge -
Wick Farm is a medieval farm steeped in history and built for the monks at nearby Hinton Priory. Dating from 1372 it is set in 37 acres of stunning countryside, complete with horses, sheep, pigs, chickens and even a duck pond. The beautiful threshing barn with views of the Westbury White Horse could not be a better rural retreat for your special day. Just off the A36, sandwiched between Bath, Bristol, Chippenham, Warminster and Frome with ample parking and full wheel chair access into both barns, Wick Farm makes the perfect venue for your wedding, party, conference or meeting. At Wick Farm you not only have a great rural setting for your special occasion – you have access to all the services and suppliers for a wedding or event.  Wedding Florists who can create stunning floral displays; hotels and taxi firms for all your guests. The venue will ensure all your needs are met. With a licence for Civil ceremonies and partnership they can provide everything for your wedding day under one roof. At Wick Farm Bath, they know the importance of your Wedding Day. Big or small they will go that extra mile to ensure you have a day that is truly remembered by you and your guests. They use Strawberry Field Catering for all our events. Strawberry Field Catering have been established for over 24 years catering for a wide range of clients, from small Dinner Parties to large corporate events and everything in between.


Cleeve House Send, near Trowbridge -
With Exclusive Hire you and your guests are free to wander through the historic house and gardens, which provide beautiful photo opportunities, all the while with the knowledge that Cleeve House is yours for your entire wedding day. From accommodation to decoration, the team are happy to work together with you to create your perfectly personal and beautifully memorable wedding. With the Exclusive Hire you are free to make use of any combination of the rooms available for your very special day. The Great Hall, Salisbury Room, and Library are each ideal locations for you to create the event of your dreams. The Library and the Great Hall are both licensed for civil ceremonies. Also, the Library is perfect for drinks receptions.  The Salisbury Room is a lovely room for dining, with fine views across miles of countryside and, for the evening, the Great Hall is a wonderful grand space for dining, dancing and celebrating late into the night. Cleeve House also has eight bedrooms to accommodate guests that have travelled far for your wedding. Please see the B&B Accommodation page for more information as well as pictures. They are in contact with an extensive range of wedding service providers including caterers, florists, photographers, entertainers and party decorators whom they can recommend, and you are free to find and organise all the aspects of your day by yourselves as you would like if you so wish. The flexibility of the venue means you can design your wedding to be as creative and original a day such as you have always dreamed.



Event Planning in Trowbridge

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Complete your event in Trowbridge with DarkStar Discos, theTrowbridge marquee hire experts that offer the following services which can greatly reduce your 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. Make your next event one to remember - contact DarkStar Discos, the Trowbridge marquee hire experts.



Top Restaurants in Trowbridge

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Caffé Italiano Trowbridge -
Caffe’ Italiano is a child friendly, family run Italian restaurant also named by its customers "La piccola Italia" or little Italy. The “mamma”, Nadia, and also chef of the restaurant, first came in England with her husband and two children in 2001. In 2005, with the help of her husband Dino, Mamma Nadia opened Caffe’ Italiano, only a café at the time. Mamma Nadia then converted Caffe’ Italiano into a restaurant in 2006 and she has been running it with her son, Fabio, and her daughter, Debora, ever since. Caffe’ Italiano has a vast choice of home-made dishes, from Panini to selected pastas and pizzas at lunch time to pizzas, pastas, Italian roasts and fish dishes in the evening. Every dish is made with fresh Italian ingredients. Check out the home-made cakes Nadia makes for the restaurant.


The King’s Arms Trowbridge -
In the middle of Trowbridge's bustling town centre, The Kings Arms offers good food, friendly hubbub and a full bar, stocked with good ales. Once nicknamed The Dustbowl, the current owners bought The Kings Arms in 2010. It was shut-down, decrepit on the outside, dank and dirty on the inside. But it still had character. A painful 6-month process of sympathetic renovation restored and revived it to the public house it is today - roomy, airy, welcoming, with the added bonus of a beer garden. With a landlord who takes a personal interest in the grape and his plate, you'll find a carefully picked wine list and food cooked with quality ingredients; there are many home-made dishes on the menu like duck, fajitas and fish pie, alongside pub favourites such as pies, burgers and steak. There is also a large selection of 'light bites'. They also do good coffee.


The Poplars Wingfield, near Trowbridge -
The Poplars is a family run country pub & restaurant, offering delicious home cooked food, a friendly atmosphere & great service. Situated in the lovely Wiltshire village of Wingfield between Trowbridge & Bath, whether you wish to enjoy a quiet drink in the bar or dine in the restaurant, you're always welcome. The restaurant overlooks the garden and cricket pitch and is a more recent addition to the main 18th century Grade II listed building. It can be reserved for private parties, functions, or wedding receptions, catering for up to 32 people seated. Buffets for larger functions such as christenings or funeral wakes can also be catered for. Alternatively dining in the more traditional lounge bar offers a more intimate vibe or take the opportunity to dine 'al fresco' in the beautiful garden (weather permitting). Wherever possible, Head Chef Ben Tanner designs the menus and specials board around locally sourced ingredients and all dishes are prepared to order, while the puddings on the daily desserts board are also all homemade. The pub carries a fine selection of wines from all corners of the globe to complement their menus. While you can be assured your ale will be of the highest quality as they are Cask Marque Accredited and members of the British Institute of Inn Keeping (MBII).


Top Things to do in Trowbridge

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Southwick Country Park Trowbridge -
In 1989 Wiltshire Council purchased an area of agricultural land to provide space for leisure. Located on the edge of Trowbridge, this 100-acre site has a distinct rural feel to it. The area consists of several fields, each with its unique atmosphere. A series of paths link the fields, and a gravel circular path provides suitable access for wheelchair users. There is also a network of less formal paths that are mown through the rough grass. This is a popular place for walking and it provides good opportunities for bird watching. The network of hedges, scrub and ditches offers both food and habitat for a wide variety of wildlife. Keep your eyes open for: woodpeckers searching for insects or buzzards soaring above the park, water voles and tadpoles swimming in the waters, or rabbits and the occasional deer grazing on the grass. Volunteers get involved with a number of conservation activities in the country park, and regular work parties take place. If you are interested in volunteering please contact them. There is a small picnic area and light refreshments can be purchased from Squirrels tea-room at Hope Nature Centre within the country park. The animals within the Hope Nature centre provide an added attraction for the family, where goats, alpacas, horses, rabbits and poultry can be seen.


Farleigh Castle, near Trowbridge -
In a beautiful valley of the river Frome, on the border between Wiltshire and Somerset and only nine miles from Bath, stands the remains of Farleigh Hungerford Castle. Started in the 14th century, it still has much for visitors to enjoy and provides a great day out for families with children, couples and even walkers enjoying the beautiful surrounding countryside. This fortified mansion was occupied for 300 years by the remarkable Hungerford family and today their intriguing, yet sometimes gruesome stories are told through graphic interpretation panels and a free audio tour. There are many hidden treasures - the chapel with rare medieval wall paintings and family tombs; extensive displays in the Priest’s house; and for those who are brave enough to enter the crypt, there’s the best collection of human-shaped lead coffins in Britain. Parking for about 30 cars, 100 metres from ticket office. Overflow parking available in the coach car park. The car park is free for visitors to the site only. Visitors with limited mobility can be set down by the shop. Please call in advance.



Trowbridge Today

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The town centre is compact, and the focus for shops is the ancient Fore Street; the more modern Shires and Castle Place shopping centres provide a wide variety of outlets. The Shires Gateway, situated by the entrance to the Shires shopping centre car park, was opened in 2009. The civic centre, opened in 2011 and next to the town's central park, is a conference and entertainment venue and is home to the town's information centre as well as Trowbridge Town Council. A nearby leisure development includes an Odeon cinema and several food vendors (Wagamama, Nando's etc.). The former Town Hall, a large Victorian building, is a performance and exhibition venue and is also used by community groups. At Wiltshire College the Arc Theatre is used by students and local groups. There is a concert hall at Wiltshire Music Centre in neighbouring Bradford-on-Avon. Trowbridge is part of the historic West Country Carnival circuit and has also given its name to the Trowbridge Village Pump Festival. The festival was held in the old stable-house of the Lamb Inn public house on Mortimer Street in Trowbridge and was founded by Alan Briars and Dave Newman. Currently the event, renamed Trowbridge Festival, takes place at Stowford Manor Farm between Wingfield near Trowbridge and Farleigh Hungerford in Somerset.

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