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Trowbridge, the Magna Carta Baron County town of Wiltshire, settled on the River Biss, is steeped in history and abundant with industrial heritage. Trowbridge flourished as a hub for the manufacturing of woollen cloth from the 14th century and was known largely for the production of superior quality clothing and blankets. The Kennet and Avon canal to the north of Trowbridge enabled coal to be transported to the woollen mills in the town, which in the 17th century facilitated the onset of steam-powered manufacturing in the woollen cloth mills.
Many of the historic buildings belonging to the Trowbridge textile industry still stand in the town, as well as other buildings of architectural interest. The Newtown conservation area, a protected area consisting mainly of Victorian houses, ensures this period in our rich tapestry of history is preserved. An architectural Aladdin’s cave, Trowbridge has six Grade I listed buildings; Lovemead House; St James’ Church; and numbers 46, 64, 68 and 70, Fore Street.
Moving to Trowbridge
The average price for a property in Trowbridge was £268,167 in December 2017. This sees a rise of 1.31% over the last three months (since September 2017) and a rise of 7.23% in the last year. Terraced houses sold for an average of £198,573 and flats in Trowbridge sold for an average of £140,163. Detached properties sold for an average of £316,902, while semi-detached properties averaged at £224,188.
Compared to many neighbouring locations, Trowbridge offers a variety of affordable housing in a much sought-after area. It’s much cheaper to buy a home here than the village of Hilperton, 2 miles away, for example, with an average house price of £284,622. Closeby, Holt, is also more expensive, with houses selling for an average of £363,065; and Bradford-On-Avon is again higher, with prices averaging at £371,119.
Whatever type of property you decide upon, our trusted Britannia Quickmove team can help make your dream of moving home an easily achievable reality.
Trowbridge is positioned a mere 8 miles, only 25 minutes by car, from the beautiful, historic city of Bath, and just under an hour’s drive from Bristol.
Trowbridge is ideally situated to make the most of the region’s countryside and points of interest. With the Mendip Hills only 3 miles to the West and Wiltshire landmarks such as Avebury and Stonehenge accessible by car within 45 minutes, Trowbridge is the perfect place from which to explore some of the best of our British landscape and cultural heritage.
With the Britannia Quickmove office based just over 15 miles away in neighbouring Calne, our experienced and adept team are well situated to organise your move to the popular town of Trowbridge.
Trowbridge has good public transport links and direct trains to London, the South West, the Midlands and South Wales.
By air: The closest airport is Bristol Airport, which is a mere 30 miles (48 km) west. Heathrow airport is a 2 hour drive from the town.
By car: Trowbridge is just 18 miles from both junction 18 of the M4 motorway (Bath) and junction 17 (Chippenham), making it easily accessible. Linking Trowbridge to Swindon is the A361 which passes through the town. This also opens up access to the north-east and Barnstaple to the south-west. The closeby north-south A350 road also links Trowbridge to Poole.
Public Transport: Trowbridge has its own train station running direct trains to London, Bristol, Bath, Southampton and Cardiff, making it easily commutable and great for days out. In as little as 32 minutes you can be in Bristol, or stepping onto the streets of London within the hour. Alternatively, a National Express Service also links Trowbridge to London by coach. Local bus services operate throughout the area, linking Trowbridge to the surrounding villages and towns.
Things to do
Shopping: The town is bustling with a range of lovely independent shops, as well a collection of the High Street favourites. There’s also a weekly market offering local goods and produce.
Dining out: Trowbridge is great for eating out, with plenty of cafés, pubs, restaurants and hotels to choose from.
Fitness: The well-equipped Leisure centre has a gym and provides a range of activities and sporting clubs to choose from. Swimming, trampolining, indoor bowls, squash, badminton, football and martial arts are just a few of the activities on offer.
Active Festival, the annual summer sporting event, is an increasingly popular day out which welcomes thousands of visitors and provides a range of free sporting activities for all ages.
Entertainment: Trowbridge’s main venue is the Civic Centre which is host to a wide range of entertainment, such as Live music and comedy. Trowbridge also has a modern multi screen cinema and boasts several smaller theatrical venues. The Town Hall Arts offers a host of cultural richness with performance and exhibitions by companies and artists from across the globe.
History and Culture: Trowbridge Museum is situated in a former woollen cloth mill, providing plenty of interactive exhibits for all ages to enjoy. Here you can discover 1000 years of the town’s rich and vibrant history, with a focus on how Trowbridge was shaped by the quality and sheer scale of its woollen cloth production. The museum regularly runs interesting and entertaining events and activities for all the family.
Outdoor spaces: Trowbridge has a pretty park providing a large green space to walk in as well as play areas and sports facilities. A walk along the River Biss is pleasant. The river flows through the centre of Trowbridge from the south-east through the Biss Meadows Country Park. The Biss Country Park has a diverse variety of wildlife and includes areas of three UK Biodiversity Action Plan priority habitats.
Removal Services in Trowbridge
The Britannia Quickmove team is second to none when it comes to relocation services. We are experienced, knowledgeable and leading experts in our field. We understand how stressful moving can be and are here to ensure we take the majority of stress out of the moving process for you. We are the leading companies for Trowbridge, Wiltshire and Swindon Removals.
If you’re moving to Trowbridge from further afield, or currently reside in Trowbridge and are planning a new life elsewhere, Britannia Quickmove can arrange every detail at every juncture of your move so that you can relax and get on with organising your new life and planning your new ideal home.
We are the trusted local service when it comes to moving home, covering Trowbridge and the surrounding area, but we also provide a national and overseas service with an excellent network and our reputation reflects our attention to detail and care. Leave your move in our capable hands and trust Britannia Quickmove to get it right.