Trowbridge, the county town of Wiltshire, was renowned for being a major British weaving centre between the 14th and late 20th centuries, and the legacy for the buildings used – both industrial and those owned by the wealthy merchants - remains to this day. And if you walk the town (there is a formal walk you can follow if you wish) you’ll find several plaques dedicated to a very famous Englishman born in the town – the inventor of shorthand writing, Sir Isaac Pitman. Trowbridge, while it was once an industrial town, has some fine architecture to interest the town rambler and their camera.
For those who enjoy using their wallet for a holiday cottage larder replenishment session, the town offers a wonderfully compact hub for shopping, with two shopping centres as well as plenty of independent shops on the ancient Fore Street. The weekly market is also held every Wednesday - wonderful for the self caterer and there are wonderful traditional pubs serving great food too.