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