Welcome to Visit Highworth

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where Highworth is

Highworth is an ancient hill top market town situated on the edge of the Cotswolds only four miles from the River Thames and close to Swindon and its many facilities. John Betjeman said, “l have never seen Highworth given due praise in guide books for what is one of the most charming and unassuming country towns in the West of England.” The town centre is a remarkable conservation area containing 84 listed buildings plus a Grade l listed church.

There are numerous stories, events and people that contribute to Highworth’s unique and special character. They include being a cavalier stronghold during the civil war, having a postmistress with a pivotal role in the British Resistance movement during World War II, running the official ABBA fan club from a house in Sheep Street, the mystery of the secret tunnels under the market place and not forgetting the many sightings of the ghostly monk!

The Visitor Information Centre can be found on Highworth High Street opposite the Market Place

This quintessential hilltop market town has a unique heritage (including over 80 listed buildings) and a link to an important WWII resistance story. The centre enhances the visitor experience to the town and showcases local art and crafts. It develops public engagement with the heritage story through exhibits, displays and local information.

Opening Times:

Tuesday – Friday: 10am – 3pm
Saturday: 9am – 2pm
Sunday: Closed



We are in the process of building a new website aimed at Tourists and Visitors to Highworth with various sections to show ‘What to do’, What to see’, ‘Where to stay’, ‘Where to eat’, ‘Local shops’ and ‘Local businesses’. If you would like to be included please use our contact form, alternatively email us at enquiries@visithighworth.co.uk, or call us on 01793 764 440 or come in and see Helen at the Visitors Centre at 7 High Street, Highworth, SN6 7AG.

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