POET laureate John Betjeman described Highworth as “extraordinary because it has more beautiful buildings than ugly ones”.
He also wrote: “I have never seen Highworth given due praise in guidebooks for what it is, one of the most charming and unassuming country towns in the west of England.”
The picturesque town lies six miles north of Swindon and was once the most important town in north Wiltshire. It has a wealth of history (including stories of tunnels and ghosts) and the Historical Society are busy investigating and recording for the Town.
Perhaps one of the greatest assets of the town is our people – you are sure to receive a warm welcome.
There is usually something happening on the Podium (pictured above, a link to the list of events is shown on our information page) – and the Town Cryer is sure to keep you informed.
The Tourist Information Office is within the Lighthouse Bookshop in the High Street very close to the Market Square.
Office Opening Times:
Monday 9:00-13:00 14:00-16:00
Tuesday 9:00-13:00 14:00-16:00
Wednesday 9:00-13:00 14:00-16:00
Thursday 9:00-13:00 14:00-16:00