Trowbridge is the county town of Wiltshire, England, situated on the River Biss in the west of the county, approximately 12 miles (19 km) southeast of Bath, Somerset. The origin of the name is uncertain; one source claims derivation from treow-brycg, meaning "Tree Bridge", referring to the first bridge over the Biss, while another states that the true meaning is the bridge by Trowle, the name of a hamlet and a common to the west of the town.
The Kennet and Avon canal runs to the north of Trowbridge and played a large part in the development of the town as it allowed coal to be transported from the Somerset Coalfield. The town was a also a major centre in the textile industry in south west England in the late 18th and early 19th centuries, and was described as "The Manchester of the West".
Trowbridge has a railway station on the Wessex Main Line. The civil parish of Trowbridge had a population of 28,163 at the 2001 census, making it the third largest settlement in the county after the town of Swindon and the city of Salisbury. Neighbouring towns and villages include Bradford on Avon, Westbury, Melksham, Devizes, Hilperton, Southwick and Semington.
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Transfers from Trowbridge to:
- Birmingham Airport from £160.00
- Bournemouth Airport from £125.00
- Bristol Airport from £80.00
- Bristol (Temple Meads Station) from £65.00
- Cardiff Airport from £135.00
- Exeter Airport from £125.00
- London Gatwick Airport from £185.00
- London Heathrow Airport from £155.00
- London (City Centre Area) from £240.00
- London Luton Airport from £185.00
- Poole Docks from £115.00
- Southampton Docks from £125.00
- Southampton Airport from £115.00
- London Stansted Airport from £275.00
Journey Information from Trowbridge
Some brief information about your journey times and distances from Trowbridge follows. Please note that distance & travel durations are approximate and routes taken may vary according to traffic, weather and so on.
- Bristol Airport
approx. 35 miles and a 50 minute journey time
- Birmingham Airport Airport
approx. 119 miles and a 150 minute journey time
- Cardiff Airport
approx. 87 miles and a 120 minute journey time
- Exeter Airport
approx. 73 miles and a 100 minute journey time
- Gatwick Airport
approx. 125 miles and a 150 minute journey time
- Heathrow Airport
approx. 95 miles and a 120 minute journey time
- Luton Airport
approx. 122 miles and a 150 minute journey time
- Southampton Airport
approx. 58 miles and a 80 minute journey time
- Stansted Airport
approx. 150 miles and a 180 minute journey time