Chippenham is a large historic promote town in northwest Wiltshire, England. It lies 20 miles (32 km) east of Bristol, 86 miles (138 km) west of London and 4 miles (6 km) west of The Cotswolds AONB. The town was established upon a crossing of the River Avon and some form of pact is believed to have existed there since in the past Roman times. It was a royal vill, and probably a royal hunting lodge, under Alfred the Great. The town continued to increase when the Great Western Railway arrived in 1841; it is now a major commuter town.
Chippenham is twinned following La Flèche in France and Friedberg in Germany. The town’s maxim is Unity and Loyalty.