Royal Wootton Bassett

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Royal Wootton Bassett
Former Royal Wootton Bassett Town Hall, now a museum
Former Royal Wootton Bassett Town Hall, now a museum
Wootton Bassett Escutcheon.png
Coat of arms of Royal Wootton Bassett
Map of Leicestershire, with a red dot showing the location of Loughborough
Map of Leicestershire, with a red dot showing the location of Loughborough
Royal Wootton Bassett
Location within Wiltshire
Population11,385 (2011 census)
OS grid referenceSU0682
Civil parish
  • Royal Wootton Bassett
Unitary authority
Ceremonial county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townSWINDON
Postcode districtSN4
Dialling code01793
PoliceWiltshire
FireDorset and Wiltshire
AmbulanceSouth Western
EU ParliamentSouth West England
UK Parliament
List of places
UK
England
Wiltshire
51°32′N 1°54′W / 51.54°N 1.9°W / 51.54; -1.9Coordinates: 51°32′N 1°54′W / 51.54°N 1.9°W / 51.54; -1.9

Royal Wootton Bassett, formerly known as Wootton Bassett, is a small market town in Wiltshire, a county of England. In 2011, it had a population of 11,385 people.

It is located 6 miles (10 km) west of Swindon, Wiltshire's largest town.

Elizabeth II granted the town royal status in 2011. This was done in recognition of the town's role in the 21st-century military funeral repatriations, which passed through the town.

The town has an Arts Festival. The festival celebrates music, speech and drama. Events take place every year in June and November.

Twin town[change | change source]

Royal Wootton Bassett is twinned with:

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