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Welcome to Highworth
HIGHWORTH is an attractive market town six miles
north of Swindon on the way to the Cotswolds. Although today Highworth is seen more through its proximity to Swindon, in the 18th century it was the most important town in North Wiltshire due to its
thriving cattle industry and oriental mat factory.
It had a much larger population than neighbouring Swindon and more than 2000 people lived there. The origins and layout of Highworth are medieval, with many historical 16th and 17th century features surviving to the present day.
The old town core area has even been named as a conservation area to preserve the town's buildings of architectural and historical interest. The town is most notable for its Queen Anne and Georgian buildings dating from the town's preminence in the 18th century.
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Things to see and do
Wroughton Science museum
Steam - Museum of the Great Western Railway
The Swindon and Cricklade Railway
Cotswold Wildlife Park
Uffington White Horse