Once known as ‘Little Bath’ this bustling market town is built around the River Avon that gave rise to its birth in Saxon times. The town museum has excellent displays of Chippenham through the ages as well as well researched exhibitions.
The Wiltshire and Swindon History Centre is on the edge of the town and their archives are a great resource for those with family history to explore.
There are two shopping precincts in the centre of Chippenham with a good range of national and local stores. Most of the banks and building societies have branches there and there is a post office.
For relaxation, John Coles Park is a lovely, green area with weekly brass bands playing on a Sunday afternoon.
There is a lovely walk, which we have available in reception, along the river and through the older part of the town.
Getting to Chippenham from the Site…
There are two bus services that run within walking distance of the site. Both of these go to the town centre. Details & timetables for these routes are both available in our reception area. The drive to the town centre is only 5 minutes and there is plenty of parking when you get their.
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