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Chippenham Town Council

History of Chippenham
Chippenham Town Council
Tourist Information Centre
Yelde Hall and Historic Council Chamber
Chippenham Chamber of Commerce & Industry
  Chippenham Museum & Heritage Centre
  Chippenham Information Point
  Town & Neeld Halls Conference & Banqueting Facilities
  Shopping & Commercial Life
  Town Twinning
  Sports & Recreation
  Stanley Park Sports Ground
  Festivals & Celebrations
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Chippenham Contact Information

The Town Clerk
The Town Hall
High Street
SN15 3ER

Tel: 01249 446699
Fax: 01249 443145

Email: Chippenham Council



The historical riverside market town of Chippenham is one of the West Country’s most dynamic towns, with a population of over 40,000.

Nestled on the banks of the River Avon, Chippenham lies between the Marlborough Downs to the east, the Cotswolds to the north and west and Salisbury Plain to the south. Surrounding Lacock Abbeythe town are a number of stone-built villages, including the filmmakers favourites of Lacock (National Trust), Biddestone and Castle Combe. The great houses and art treasures of Longleat, Bowood, Lacock Abbey, Dyrham Park and Corsham Court are within easy reach as is Castle Combe Racing Circuit.

The town is just 4 miles south of the M4 motorway, giving easy access to London, Bristol and South Wales. The A4 coach road from London provides an alternative route to Bristol via Bath, the A420 and B4069 take you to Bristol and Oxford.

Chippenham is on the mainline rail route from London Paddington to the West Country and is famous for its railway arches and other buildings created by Isambard Kingdom Brunel, when he built the Great Western Railway. Bus services to Bath and Trowbridge are operated by First Bus and Faresaver, to Swindon by Stagecoach, to Calne by Stagecoach, Faresaver and APL and to Devizes by Stagecoach and APL.
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National Coach Services connect daily at Chippenham to London, Bristol, Wales, the South West, Midlands and East Anglia. Cross town mini bus services plus additional local services linking neighbouring villages to the town are provided by a number of private operators.

The blend of the old and the new, the historic architectural gems, excellent communication links, beautifully maintained parks, modern shopping centres and nearness to some of the country’s greatest houses and historic villages, makes this town midway between Bath and Swindon an idyllic location for living, working and visiting.

Whilst every care has been taken in compiling this publication and the statements contained herein are believed to be correct, the publishers and promoters cannot accept responsibility for any inaccuracies. Reproduction of any part of this publication in any format, without permission, is strictly forbidden.