Saturday 13 July 2013
Chippenham is situated 13 miles east of Bath along the river Avon which flows through its centre. With a history dating back to Alfred the Great who had a palace in the town. Chippenham today is a mixture of old and new.
Chippenham is a market town and still has market days on Fridays and Saturdays. The modern shopping centre blends in with the older buildings and the nearby attractions include Lacock ( National Trust ), Biddestone and Castle Combe.
Chippenham has good shopping facilities, restaurants and cafes. A pleasant town with a beautiful river running right through it. It doesn't have the charm of Bradford on Avon but it makes up for it with a wide choice of things to do and nearby places to visit.
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