Enriched with Victorian parks and gardens, museums and galleries, head to the modern town of Swindon this year.
Originally, Swindon was a small market town mentioned in the Domesday Book. This original settlement is now known as Old Town. Here you can take time to wander through its quiet courtyards and alleyways, stroll around the Town Gardens, or enjoy a vibrant mix of traditional shops, pubs, bars, and cafes.
The arrival of the GWR in 1840 led to great expansion and the creation of the town as it is today.
Perfect for shopping
The town 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 that regularly come to the town.
There is also a buzzing arts scene with many events taking place throughout the year at venues including the Wyvern Theatre, Arts Centre and Swindon Museum and Art Gallery.
There are lots of things to see and do in Swindon including a visit to Lydiard House an elegant Georgian abode set in rolling parkland. or shopping at the McArthurGlen Designer Outlet.
You can also discover the history of the Great Western Railway at STEAM Museum, learn about the history of various gadgets at the Museum of Computing or visit nearby farm park Roves Farm or the butterfly world and craft village at Studley Grange.
Last but not least, there is a great selection of accommodation to be found in Swindon to suit all tastes and budgets.
For more information please go to www.visitswindon.org.uk
Walks in Swindon
Parking & Transport
- Car Parks
- Coach Parking
- Parking for disabled visitors
Towns & Villages
- Farmers market
- Information Centre
- Public toilets
- Train station
Travel & Trade
- Wi-fi available
Map & Directions
From the north: follow the A419 and then the signposts to Swindon.From the east: follow the M4 in the Bristol direction and leave at Junction 15, following the signposts to Swindon.From the south: follow the A346, following the signposts to Swindon.From the west: follow the M4 in the London direction and leave at Junction 16, following the signposts to Swindon.
Public Transport Directions
Getting into Swindon TrainSwindon's main railway station is just ten minutes' walk away, and provides connections to London Paddington, Bristol and Wales.Simply cross the road out of the station and follow the signs for the centre.BusesBus services to, from and around Swindon are operated by Stagecoach Swindon and Thamesdown Transport. There are numerous bus stops just around the town centre and the Swindon Bus Station is a two minute walk from the town centre, under the underpass towards The Parade. There is also a Park and Ride facility available in Swindon and this runs from Wroughton Park and Ride.