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Village Hotel Swindon

Village Hotel Swindon

Shaw Ridge Leisure Park, Swindon SN5 7DW

4.0 out of 5.0
4 out of 5 (593 reviews)

Situated in the business district, this spa hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Lydiard Park, Wilts & Berks Canal, and Swindon …

£58
Jurys Inn Swindon

Jurys Inn Swindon

Fleming Way, Swindon SN1 2NG

3.0 out of 5.0
4.2 out of 5 (354 reviews)

Located in the heart of Swindon, this eco-friendly hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Swindon Designer Outlet and Museum of the …

£39
Campanile Swindon

Campanile Swindon

Great Western Way Delta Busine, Swindon SN5 7XG

2.0 out of 5.0
3.9 out of 5 (510 reviews)

Situated in Swindon, this hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Swindon Designer Outlet, Museum of the Great Western Railway, and …

£45
De Vere Alexandra House

De Vere Alexandra House

Whittingham Drive, Swindon SN4 0QJ

4.0 out of 5.0
4.2 out of 5 (322 reviews)

Located in Wroughton, this eco-friendly hotel is within 6 mi (10 km) of Swindon Designer Outlet, Coate Water Country Park, an …

£59
The White Hart

The White Hart

Oxford Road, Swindon SN3 4JD

3.5 out of 5.0
4.8 out of 5 (94 reviews)

Situated in Swindon, this inn is within 3 mi (5 km) of Stanton Country Park, Coate Water Country Park, and Museum of the Grea …

£59
Elm House

Elm House

10 Greensands Close, Swindon SN25 4FW

3.0 out of 5.0

Situated in Swindon, this vacation home is 2.1 mi (3.4 km) from Swindon and Cricklade Railway and within 6 mi (10 km) of …

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The Great Western Hotel

The Great Western Hotel

73 Station Road, Swindon SN1 1DH

3.0 out of 5.0
3.7 out of 5 (147 reviews)

Situated in Swindon, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Oasis Leisure Centre, Wyvern Theatre, and ATBShop Skate …

£55
20 at The Kings

20 at The Kings

20 Wood Street, Swindon SN1 4AB

3.0 out of 5.0
3.6 out of 5 (139 reviews)

Situated in Swindon, this inn is within 2 mi (3 km) of Swindon Designer Outlet, Wilts & Berks Canal, and Coate Water Countr …

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De Vere Cotswold Water Park

De Vere Cotswold Water Park

Lake 6 Spine Road East, Cirencester GL7 5FP

4.0 out of 5.0
4 out of 5 (460 reviews)

Located in South Cerney, this spa hotel is within 6 mi (10 km) of Cotswold Country Park and Beach, Cirencester Roman …

£80
The Angel Hotel

The Angel Hotel

47 High Street, Swindon SN4 7AQ

3.5 out of 5.0
4.2 out of 5 (120 reviews)

Located in Wootton Bassett, this hotel is 1 mi (1.7 km) from Jubilee Lake and within 6 mi (10 km) of Lydiard Park and Wilts & …

£68

Pocket Guide: Swindon Museum of the Great Western Railway Hotels

Wiltshire is well known for being one of the most naturally beautiful parts of the country, combining rolling hills with picturesque villages. It's not only the county's extraordinary natural beauty that lures in so many visitors each year, however. Holidaymakers are also drawn to Wiltshire by its history, much of which is still alive in attractions across the county. The Museum of the Great Western Railway is a hub of historical interest. Surrounded by exquisite hotels in Swindon, the museum couldn't be easier to visit.

The Heart of Swindon

From its opening in 1843 to its eventual closure in 1986, the Swindon Railway Works was central to the fortunes of this Wiltshire town. At its heady heights, the Works was capable of putting out as many as three full-sized locomotives a week. What better place, then, to open a museum dedicated to telling the history of the Great Western Railway, widely considered to be among the most advanced in the world for decades.

The Great Western Railway was conceived largely by the engineering pioneer Isambard Kingdom Brunel. Originally started as a route between Bristol and London, the network quickly expanded across the west of England.

The Story of the GWR

In 2000, the Museum of the Great Western Railway opened in the restored Grade II listed building of the Swindon Railway Works. Exhibitions throughout the original building take visitors through the foundry, body shop and boiler shop, detailing the scale and nature of the building's industrial past.

The museum features good disabled facilities throughout, as well as easy parking and a cafe. It also has the capacity to serve as a venue for weddings and conferences.

Hotels in Wiltshire

One of the county's biggest towns, Swindon is home to some excellent hotels and guest houses. Them museum is located right in the centre, meaning visitors are spoiled for choice. The Jurys Inn and Holiday Inn Express offer close proximity to the museum, as well as to all the town's amenities. Alternatively, Madison Hotel offers a quieter location on the edge of town. Madison Hotel also houses a number of meeting rooms and a laundry service.

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