Surrounded by picturesque countryside, Swindon is a gorgeous destination with buzzing shops, eateries and bars, and stunning historic buildings to explore on the doorstep.
Set in the beautiful Wiltshire countryside, Swindon is a perfect destination for anyone looking to get away from it all while having lots to do and see close by.
It’s definitely worth checking out what’s on during your stay, because there’s always something to be a part of in this vibrant town, like the annual Swindon Festival and the Summer Breeze Festival music event to name just a couple.
Shopaholics can have fun exploring the busy town centre too. The Brunel Centre and the Parade are both popular places to bag a bargain, and there are lots of designer outlets too.
Things to do
Whether you like culture, history or simply just relaxing, you’ll easily be able to find your favourite spot in this lovely town.
Museums, galleries and theatres include the Steam Railway Museum, set in a beautiful 19th-century building, Swindon Arts Centre, Wyvern Theatre and Swindon Museum, so you really are spoiled for choice.
If you’d like to kick back and enjoy a bit of downtime head to one of the pretty public parks like Lawns or Queens Park. And if you’d prefer to add a bit of historic intrigue to your beautiful setting, explore the house and gardens at the historic Lydiard Country Park, or Bowood House Adventure Playground with its little waterfall, gardens and manor house.
Restaurants and hotels
Swindon hotels are really varied, from the traditional and cosy like The Harrow Inn and The Pear Tree at Purton, to the comfortable well-known chains like the Premier Inn Swindon West, so you’ll definitely be able to find the right place for you.
Dining out is a fun experience too as there are lots of charming eateries to discover. As a start, look up Egg-e-licious if you’re after a cosy café, Bistro Les Chats for a relaxed bite to eat and Da Vinci Restaurant if you fancy some Italian cuisine.
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