Summer 2015 … All through August, there’s an hourly service from Swindon to Portsmouth Harbour via Chippenham, Trowbridge, Westbury, Warminster, Salisbury, Romsey, Southampton, Fareham and Portsmouth and Southsea. Alternate trains also call at Melksham.

Days out via the TransWilts


Swindon – Outlet Centre and Town Centre near station
Chippenham – Town Centre and Hathaways
Melksham – Leekes, Countrywide and Asda by Station – town centre half mile Trowbridge – Gateway and Shires centres and town centre
Warminster – Near Centre, and modern stores
Salisbury – a short walk to town centre

Station to Station Walks

Chippenham to Melksham – via the Wilts and Berks Canal
Melksham to Trowbridge – via River Avon and Kennet and Avon Canal
Westbury to Dilton Marsh – via Edington and the White Horse
Dilton Marsh to Warminster – via Upton Scadamore and Cley Hill
Also – Melksham to Bradford-on-Avon via Great Chalfield and Holt
Also – Dilton Marsh to Frome

Circular walks from Stations

Swindon – to Coate Water
Chippenham – via Maude Heath’s Causeway, Back via railway path, to Calne
Melksham – Countryside and canal to Devizes and back
Trowbridge – to Iford Manor
Westbury – Bratton, Edington and the White Horse
Warminster – to Heaven’s Gate and Shear Water
Salisbury – the Avon water meadows
Salisbury – to Wilton, ancient Wessex Capital

Rail by Rail

Steam –
Coate Water –
Swindon and Cricklade –
Lackham –
TrainWest – 9th & 10th April 2011 –
Bulkington –
Blue Circle –
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Longleat Railway –

The Inventors and Innovators Trail

Simon Rhymes – Boiling eggs with a lightbulb –
Henry Fox Talbot – Photography – ; Lacock
Henry Moule – Dry Earth Closet – ; Melksham
Isaac Pitman – Shorthand – ; Trowbridge
Malcolm Pickard – Snogometer – ; Trowbridge
Kerr Dunlop – Sculpting buildings in chocolate – ; Rode
Paul Blair – Dog Toy – ; Salisbury

Water by Rail

Stately Homes of Wiltshire

Bowood (Chippenham)
Corsham Court (Corsham via Chippenham) Lacock Abbey (Lacock, via Chippenham or Melksham)
The Courts (Holt, via Melksham)
Great Chalfield Manor (via Melksham)
Longleat (Warminster)
Stourhead (via Warmisnter)
Wilton House (Salisbury)
Mompesson House (Salisbury)
Cathedral (Salisbury)

Art and Entertainment

Wyvern Theatre, Swindon
Arc Theatre, Trowbridge
Atheneum, Warminster
Playhouse, Salisbury


Computer Museum, Swindon
Wiltshire and Swindon History Centre, Chippenham
Fox Talbot Museum, Lacock (via Chippenham or Melksham) Trowbridge Museum, in Shires Centre
Dewey Museum, Warminster


The Great Outdoors

Pubs and Restaurants


And Also

Crop circles –
Magic Roundabout –

Further Afield

Didcot Railway Centre –
Yeovil Railway Centre –
Eastleigh Lakeside –
Paultons Park –
Hythe Pier –,_Railway_and_Ferry
Lodmoor Park –

(Henry Shrapnel – Exploding shell – ; Bradford-on-Avon
(William Harbutt – Plasticine – ; Bath
(Charles Oatley – Electron Microscope – ; Frome

Bus and Train days

From Swindon to Trowbridge, out via Devizes and back via Melksham
From Swindon to Pewsey by bus, then train to Westbury and back to Swindon
From Salisbury to Swindon by bus (via Pewsey), back on the train (via Westbury)
From Swindon, North and West Wilts to Stonehenge via Salisbury

Trips that start on the TransWilts

Southampton and/or Portsmouth via Salisbury
Weymouth via Westbury
Bath and Bristol via Trowbridge or Chippenham
Oxford via Swindon and Didcot
Gloucester and Cheltenham via Swindon
Worcester and Malvern via Swindon
The London Eye, South Bank and Festival Hall via Salisbury and Waterloo