Swindon has its origin as a small market town, used mainly for barter trade until the mid-1800s. The original Swindon is now known as Old Town. Take time to wander through its quiet courtyards and alleyways or enjoy a vibrant mix of traditional shops and pubs alongside modern outlets and stylish cafes and bars. Use our website to find out more about tourist information in Swindon.
With the arrival of the Great Western Railway in 1840 a whole new town was created between the new railway works and Swindon Hill. Today this is Swindon's Town Centre. The centre is fully pedestrianized and offers both an indoor and outdoor shopping experience. Whether you are in search of the latest fashion, or have an eye for a bargain, this is the place to be. For those more creative purchases, look out for the local and international markets. Whether you prefer to hit the Old Town or the modern town – there are plenty of restaurants in Swindon to choose from. There is also a buzzing arts scene with many events taking place throughout the year. Find what’s on in Swindon to help you plan your break.
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