Swindon originally, Swindon was a small market town mentioned in the Domesday Book. Now a modern town surrounded by some of England’s finest countryside and famous attractions. Enriched with Victorian parks and gardens, museums including the award winning Steam Museum, and an art gallery.
Lydiard Park Swindon is a beautiful historic estate on the western edge of Swindon, with the Palladian House, Church and Walled Garden, set in 260 acres of parkland. With a Cafe & Tea Rooms, events.
STEAM - Museum of the Great Western Railway
Get up close to magnificent locomotives, try out the interactive GWR Signal Box and drive the steam train simulator as you travel through our story-telling displays. STEAM tells the story of the men and women who built, operated and travelled on the Great Western Railway. Through the pioneering vision and genius of Isambard Kingdom Brunel, was regarded as the most advanced in the world. Housed in a beautifully restored Grade II railway building in the heart of the former Swindon railway works.
Swindon Designer Outlet
Full of top stores and retail outlets; make your shopping trip a day to remember.
The Museum of Computing
The Museum of Computing is devoted to the history of computing and digital development. The Museum is not simply a repository of artefacts, but has active displays as well as providing a forum for the provision of lectures. You will find many hands-on exhibits, allowing you to experience computers and related items as they were in the past.
Wilts & Berks Canal
The Wilts & Berks Canal is an historic waterway that runs for over 50 miles from the Thames at Abingdon to link to the Kennet and Avon canal close to Melksham. The canal is being carefully restored by enthusiastic volunteers to bring benefit to local communities and wildlife.
Wyvern Theatre in Swindon. A 635 seat venue hosting musicals, comedy, plays and gigs.
Friendly pick-your-own fruit farm site on the outskirts of Swindon. Nature trail and animals; takeaway café. Outstanding Natural Beauty, and begin by picking strawberries for breakfast (when in season) or meeting and greeting pygmy goats, alpacas and guinea pigs in the farm enclosures (during farm opening hours).
Swindon Museum and Art Gallery
The Swindon Museum and Art Gallery is in the Old Town area of Swindon. In 1930, Apsley House, was adapted to house the Museum Collection. The elegant staircase, decorative plaster work and stained glass details which originally graced family rooms have now become familiar to many visitors to the Museum and Art Gallery.
Shaw Forest Park
Shaw Forest Park is a 40-hectare community woodland approximately 3km north-west of the centre of Swindon. There is a small free car park on site, accessed via Mead Way at the Hillmead roundabout. Originally Old Shaw Farm Landfill, it has slowly reforested over a number of years. It now boasts an array of habitats ranging from ash and willow woodlands to scrubland containing juniper and alder.