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Devizes is a town in the county of Wiltshire, just southeast of Chippenham and a few miles to the east from Trowbridge. A major centre for small and single-owner businesses, Devizes was once the site of a major castle from the Norman-era. The town was developed around the castle and today it is home to a number of important places like Wiltshire Heritage Museum and Caen Hill Locks. Wadworth Visitor Centre and Brewery also attracts a lot of people to the area while the town has been linked to a variety o famous people such as Prof. A. W. Lawrence, a renowned academic.
There are a number of SMEs in Devizes including graphic designers and marketing firms, as well as Wadworth Brewery which has its manufacturing facility in the area. There are a number of builders and building material providers alongside lawyers, financial institutions, management consultants, and interior decorators. Website development firms, like Torch Design have office space in Devizes as do courier services and healthcare practitioners.
Entertainment And Dining Out
The town of Devizes may be quite small but it has its fair-share of entertainment facilities with the likes of Wharf Theatre offering a venue for stage-shows and the performing arts. The Palace is a great place to catch up on the latest films in the area. When it comes to dining out, Devizes has a variety of eateries offering food from various parts of the world. The Raven Inn and The Peppermill are all about local British food while The Bistro serves elegant European cuisine. The Crown has Mexican food on the menu, alongside English classics.
The town is connected to the rest of the county by highways. Bus and coach services run along the A360, A361 and the A342, which connects to the M4. The Kenneth and Avon Canal offers water-based leisure transportation along the Caen Hill Locks. Air-transport is available from the local Lyneham Airport while nearby Bristol Airport and Gloucestershire Airport offer additional flights. The town doesn’t have a railway station of its own but Melksham offers connectivity to London and all stops along the Great Western Main Line.