Colin Crosby Heritage Tours

Wootton Bassett

Wootton Bassett is a small market town in Wiltshire, 6 miles from Swindon.

It is best known for the parades marking the return of those members of the armed forces killed in action abroad. The Queen decreed that for this reason it should henceforth be known as "Royal Wootton Bassett".

The parish church dates back to the 13th century.

The Town Hall, in the High Street, built in 1700, has a timber framed first floor, with stone pillars below. It is now a museum.

There are some handsome inns and other buildings in the High Street.