About Trowbridge


Trowbridge is growing

With a population of over 32,000 and a 5 mile catchment of over 75,000, Trowbridge is one of the three largest towns in Wiltshire.


It is set to grow significantly over the next few years. It is already home to Airsprung Beds, Danone Nutricia, apetito, Hitachi Capital, Acheson and Acheson, LF Beauty, DTR VMS Ltd and many other significant employers.


The local development plan for Trowbridge includes allocation of major employment sites providing opportunity for inward investors and growing local businesses.



The County Town of Wiltshire

Trowbridge, the County Town of Wiltshire, has ancient roots, was first mentioned in the Domesday Book as ‘Straburg’.

In 1215 Henry de Bohun, who is depicted in a stained glass window in St James’ Church, was one of the English Barons who forced King John to sign the Magna Carta. Trowbridge celebrated the 800th anniversary in 2015 with a Charter Fayre. Wiltshire is the only county where you can visit a Baron town as well as a copy of the Magna Carta.

Despite its significant heritage, Trowbridge is still firmly rooted in the present with leisure facilities and cultural activities to meet the demands of the 21st century.


An extensive and varied retail offer

Trowbridge holds Wiltshire’s earliest market charter dating back to 1200 and today offers a weekly street market each Wednesday. There is also a farmers markets on the second and fourth Friday each month.

There are a range of shops including diverse independent retailers, supermarkets and national chains with plentiful free and reasonably priced parking. Shopping centres include Castle Place and the Shires.


Culture and lesiure

The Civic Centre in St Stephen’s Place runs a programme of events, next door to the multi-screen Odeon offering the latest cinematic blockbusters, adjacent to cafes, hotels and restaurants.


Trowbridge has a thriving arts scene including an annual autumn Arts Festival, and a biennial Cloth Road Arts event alternating with the museum’s Textile and Weaving Festival.

There is also a state-of-the-art library at County Hall and the Town Hall hosts a regular programme of professional performances, workshops and art exhibitions.