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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 (557 reviews)

Situated in the business district, this spa hotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Laserquest Swindon, Lydiard Park, and Jungle Parc. …

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Campanile Swindon
Campanile Swindon

Great Western Way Delta Busine, Swindon SN5 7XG

2.0 out of 5.0
4 out of 5 (480 reviews)

Situated in Swindon, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Wilts & Berks Canal, Laserquest Swindon, and Heelis. Swindon Designe …

£38
Jurys Inn Swindon
Jurys Inn Swindon

Fleming Way, Swindon SN1 2NG

3.0 out of 5.0
4.2 out of 5 (325 reviews)

Located in the heart of Swindon, this eco-friendly hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Wyvern Theatre and Oasis Leisure Centr …

£49
DoubleTree by Hilton Swindon
DoubleTree by Hilton Swindon

Great Western Way Lydiard Fields, Swindon SN5 8UZ

4.0 out of 5.0
4 out of 5 (414 reviews)

Situated in the business district, this hotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Studley Grange Garden and Leisure Park, Lydiard Park …

£59
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 (433 reviews)

Located in South Cerney, this spa hotel is 1 mi (1.5 km) from Lakeside Ski & Wake and 1.6 mi (2.5 km) from Combat Splat. …

£80
The Locomotive
The Locomotive

59 Fleet Street, Swindon sn1 1ra

3.0 out of 5.0

Located in the heart of Swindon, this guesthouse is within a 15-minute walk of Wyvern Theatre, Oasis Leisure Centre, and …

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De Vere Alexandra House
De Vere Alexandra House

Whittingham Drive, Swindon SN4 0QJ

4.0 out of 5.0
4.3 out of 5 (308 reviews)

Located in Wroughton, this eco-friendly hotel is within 6 mi (10 km) of Wilts & Berks Canal, Wyvern Theatre, and Studley …

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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 …

£49
The White Hart
The White Hart

Oxford Road, Swindon SN3 4JD

3.5 out of 5.0
4.8 out of 5 (82 reviews)

Situated in Swindon, this inn is within 3 mi (5 km) of Stanton Park, Wyvern Theatre, and Oasis Leisure Centre. Stanton Countr …

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20 at The Kings
20 at The Kings

20 Wood Street, Swindon SN1 4AB

3.0 out of 5.0
3.5 out of 5 (122 reviews)

Situated in Swindon, this inn is within 2 mi (3 km) of Wyvern Theatre, Swindon Designer Outlet, and Oasis Leisure Centre. …

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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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