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Heritage from the Age of Industry - 3 Day Itinerary

Heritage from the Age of Industry - 3 Day Itinerary

Day 1

Morning - Take a step back in time at STEAM Museum in Swindon and experience the amazing story of the Great Western Railway.

Lunch - Marlborough or Pewsey areas

Afternoon - Discover magnificent 200-year-old working steam engines, still performing their original job at Crofton Pumping Station on the Kennet & Avon Canal. On Sundays and Bank Holiday Mondays you can also visit Wilton Windmill, the only working windmill in Wessex.

Overnight - Devizes

Day 2

Morning - The Kennet & Avon Canal Trust runs boat trips on Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays, as well as themed cruises, and you can also visit the Canal Museum.

Lunch - Devizes

Afternoon - Discover the history and heritage of brewing on a Wadworth Brewery Tour, available all year Monday to Saturday.

Overnight - Bradford on Avon or Trowbridge areas

Day 3

Morning - The town of Bradford on Avon is an architectural treasure chest with many building reflecting its textile heritage, including imposing Abbey Mill and former weavers' cottages.

Lunch - Bradford on Avon

Afternoon - In Trowbridge the wollen cloth industry left a rich and notable architectural legacy, Trowbridge Museum continues the theme with a nationally important collection relating to West Country woollen cloth production, including working looms.

Product Information

  1. Contact Details:

    Fire Fly Avenue
    Off Kemble Drive
    Swindon
    Wiltshire
    SN2 2EY

    Tel:

    01793 466637 / 466626/466646
  2. Crofton Beam Engines

    Crofton, Marlborough

    Contact Details:

    Crofton Beam Engines
    Crofton
    Marlborough
    Wiltshire
    SN8 3DW

    Tel:

    01672 870300
  3. Wilton Windmill

    Near Marlborough

    Contact Details:

    Wilton
    Near Marlborough
    Wiltshire
    SN8 3SW

    Tel:

    01672 870202
  4. Contact Details:

    Wiltshire
    BA15 1DE

    Tel:

    01225 865797
  5. Trowbridge Museum

    Trowbridge

    Contact Details:

    The Shires
    Court Street
    Trowbridge
    Wiltshire
    BA14 8AT

    Tel:

    01225 751339

Itinerary Distances

FromToDistance * (metric)
STEAM - Museum of the Great Western Railway (51.56296,-1.79544)Crofton Beam Engines (51.35889,-1.62587)23.03
Crofton Beam Engines (51.35889,-1.62587)Wilton Windmill (51.35335,-1.60485)1.43
Wilton Windmill (51.35335,-1.60485)Kenavon Venture (51.3551,-1.99536)24.44
Kenavon Venture (51.3551,-1.99536)Wadworth Brewery Visitor Centre (51.35408,-1.99836)0.21
Wadworth Brewery Visitor Centre (51.35408,-1.99836)Bradford on Avon (51.34764,-2.25062)15.8
Bradford on Avon (51.34764,-2.25062)Trowbridge Museum (51.32035,-2.20903)3.78
Total Distance *68.67 miles
Estimated Journey Time2.21 hours

* Approximate distance by road

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