Swindon

Travel Guide
Lydiard Park showing a park and autumn leaves
Visit this English town to discover beautiful landscapes and a vibrant arts and entertainment scene and to explore the history of the railways.

Nestled in southwest England is the large town of Swindon, a hub of manufacturing, culture and history. Come here to wander acres of manicured parklands and natural woodlands, visit one of the many fascinating museums, or splurge on great bargains in the shopping center. Swindon was originally an Anglo-Saxon settlement on top of a limestone hill. It was just a small market town until the middle of the 19th century, but expanded greatly after the Town Development Act of 1952. Today it is home to almost 200,000 people. Meet the long-time residents, known as Swindonians, to get the best advice on the most popular local spots.

Start your visit to Swindon by visiting the educational museums and galleries that bring culture and information to the area. For instance, at the Museum of the Great Western Railway, you can enjoy interactive exhibits that mimic what it would have been like to work in the railroad industry building steam locomotives. Head to the Museum of Computing to see technological artifacts and machines. Finish by appreciating some creativity at the Swindon Museum and Art Gallery.

If you’ve come for some shopping, you’re in the right place. Visit the Swindon Designer Outlet to find dozens of stores featuring brand-name items, including clothing, accessories and home furnishings. Stop for a meal at one of the restaurants when you’re done.

To appreciate the outdoors, go birdwatching at Cotswold Water Park or spend some time wandering through the Walled Garden at Lydiard Park. Bring a picnic in the summer months and sit out and relax under the shade of the trees.

Get to Swindon from London by train, or take a National Express bus from many surrounding international airports. Those looking for the greatest flexibility in their travels will want to rent a car and drive into town.

Spend time in this lovely town in Wiltshire to gain an understanding of English life, both past and present. Swindon also hosts art festivals and family events throughout the year.

Stanton House Hotel
Stanton House Hotel
3 out of 5
The Avenue, Stanton Fitzwarren, Swindon, England, SN6 7SD
The price is £64 per night from 2 Sep to 3 Sep
Stay at this 3-star business-friendly hotel in Swindon. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and room service. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the bathrooms ...
4.2/5 Very Good! (368 reviews)
"The place was great."

Reviewed on 5 Aug 2022

Stanton House Hotel
Jurys Inn Swindon
Jurys Inn Swindon
4 out of 5
Fleming Way, Swindon, England, SN1 2NG
The price is £69 per night from 14 Aug to 15 Aug
Stay at this 4-star business-friendly hotel in Swindon. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast and room service. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the comfy beds in ...
4.2/5 Excellent! (888 reviews)
"Room was clean and comfortable, check in and check out was smooth and quick. Had one slight issue in the room but when I called reception no one picked up, fortunately the issue resolved itself."

Reviewed on 5 Aug 2022

Jurys Inn Swindon
Swindon Marriott Hotel
Swindon Marriott Hotel
4 out of 5
Pipers Way, Swindon, England, SN3 1SH
The price is £89 per night from 21 Aug to 22 Aug
Stay at this 4-star spa hotel in Swindon. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and a full-service spa. Our guests praise the pool and the helpful staff in their reviews. ...
4.2/5 Excellent! (886 reviews)
Lovely stay but not informed of asylum seekers
"Pleasant stay wonderful breakfast although but slow with teas and coffees service.our floor was full of a slum seekers which made me feel guilty for being on holiday with my family. There was a man guarding the hallway 24/7 and also more security downstairs at the reception area and back doors to ..."

Reviewed on 30 Jul 2022

Swindon Marriott Hotel
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Charles Hope Apartments Swindon
Charles Hope Apartments Swindon
3.5 out of 5
1 Sanford St, Swindon, England, SN1 1HE
The price is £101 per night from 4 Sep to 5 Sep
Stay at this 3.5-star apartment in Swindon. Enjoy free WiFi, on-site parking and a flat-screen TV. Popular attractions Swindon Designer Outlet and Museum of ...
Charles Hope Apartments Swindon
Beautiful Country Cottage private Indoor Swimming Pool ,Hot Tub, & Games room.
Beautiful Country Cottage private Indoor Swimming Pool ,Hot Tub, & Games room.
South Marston, ENG
Stay at this family-friendly cottage in Swindon. Enjoy an indoor pool, a water park and WiFi. Popular attractions Swindon Designer Outlet and Stanton Country ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (13 reviews)
Great family break
"We had a fabulous weekend here for a big family get together. The games room and pool really made a difference. The outlook was lovely and we were fortunate enough to see deer in the field opposite. The kitchen was well appointed although I would say to future guests that we had to go and get a few ..."

Reviewed on 30 Apr 2022

Beautiful Country Cottage private Indoor Swimming Pool ,Hot Tub, & Games room.
The Paramount
The Paramount
4 out of 5
Beckhampton Street, Swindon, England, SN1 2SB
Stay at this 4-star apartment in Swindon. Enjoy free WiFi, on-site parking and an in-room DVD player. Our guests praise the comfy beds and the family amenities ...
3.7/5 Good! (15 reviews)
"Good stay"

Reviewed on 25 Oct 2021

The Paramount
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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