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Jurys Inn Swindon
Jurys Inn Swindon

Fleming Way, Swindon SN1 2NG

3.0 out of 5.0
4.2 out of 5 (303 reviews)

Located in the heart of Swindon, this eco-friendly hotel is 0.8 mi (1.3 km) from Swindon Designer Outlet and within 6 mi (1 …

£49
Sheppard Street Accommodation
Sheppard Street Accommodation

10 Sheppard Street, Swindon SN1 5DB

2.5 out of 5.0
3.8 out of 5 (4 reviews)

Situated in Swindon, this guesthouse is 0.6 mi (0.9 km) from Swindon Designer Outlet and within 6 mi (10 km) of Lydiard Par …

£45
Hilton Swindon Hotel
Hilton Swindon Hotel

Great Western Way Lydiard Fields, Swindon SN5 8UZ

4.0 out of 5.0
4.1 out of 5 (376 reviews)

Situated in the business district, this hotel is 1.5 mi (2.4 km) from Lydiard Park and 2.9 mi (4.7 km) from Swindon Designe …

£63
Madison Hotel
Madison Hotel

Oxford Road, Swindon SN3 4TL

3.1 out of 5 (37 reviews)

Situated in the business district, this hotel is 4.1 mi (6.6 km) from Swindon Designer Outlet and within 12 mi (20 km) of …

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Alexandra House
Alexandra House

Whittingham Drive, Swindon SN4 0QJ

4.0 out of 5.0
4.3 out of 5 (302 reviews)

Situated in Swindon, this eco-friendly hotel is 5.7 mi (9.2 km) from Swindon Designer Outlet and within 12 mi (20 km) of …

£70
The White Horse View B&b
The White Horse View B&b

Station Road, Swindon SN4 0PW

Situated in Swindon, this hotel is within 12 mi (20 km) of Lydiard Park, Swindon Designer Outlet, and Uffington White Horse …

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The Angel Hotel
The Angel Hotel

47 High Street, Swindon SN4 7AQ

3.5 out of 5.0
4.2 out of 5 (90 reviews)

Located in the heart of Swindon, this hotel is within 9 mi (15 km) of Lydiard Park, Swindon Designer Outlet, and Swindon an …

£36
The Barrington Arms Hotel
The Barrington Arms Hotel

25 High Street, Swindon SN6 8AN

3.0 out of 5.0
4.3 out of 5 (35 reviews)

Situated in Swindon, this hotel is 5.3 mi (8.5 km) from Uffington White Horse and within 12 mi (20 km) of Swindon Designer …

£80
Crown at Aldbourne
Crown at Aldbourne

The Square, Marlborough SN8 2DU

3.0 out of 5.0
3.5 out of 5 (19 reviews)

Situated in Marlborough, this inn is within 12 mi (20 km) of Swindon Designer Outlet, Welford Park, and Uffington White Horse …

£80
Castle And Ball
Castle And Ball

The High Street, Marlborough SN8 1LZ

3.0 out of 5.0
4.1 out of 5 (104 reviews)

Situated in a rural location, this hotel is within 20 mi (32 km) of Lydiard Park, Swindon Designer Outlet, and Swindon and …

£75
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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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