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Swindon, Wiltshire, Visitor & Tourism Guide



Swindon's a top place, seriously. Along with destinations such as The English Riviera and Blackpool, Swindon's usually positioned as a place to avoid. Don't.

We'd recommend visiting for STEAM, Museum of the Great Western Railway alone. The museum's next to a massive discount shopping complex, too, if you want some retail therapy.

Take time to explore Lydiard Park and House. Look out for the Golden Cavalier in Lydiard Tregoze St Mary's Church.

Whilst you're in Swindon, explore the local area which includes the North Wessex Downs AONB and Avebury Stone Circle World Heritage Site. Stonehenge World Heritage Site is to the south of the AONB.

The beautiful market town Marlborough is just down the road as is the glorious Pewsey Vale.

Members of the PictureTheUK team spent eight years living in Wiltshire and recommend the county highly.

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STEAM, Museum of the Great Western Railway

Located in Swindon, Wiltshire, South West England, England

Less than a mile away.

Museum of the Great Western Railway (GWR). Celebrates life of Isambard Kingdom Brunel, GWR engineer. Located in central Swindon, opposite discount shopping outlet. Magnificent exhibits and displays (see photos)...

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Lydiard Tregoze St Mary's Church

Located in Lydiard Tregoze, Wiltshire, South West England, England

Approximately 3.0 miles away.

Home to the Golden Cavalier, a life size effigy of Edward St John. A church has existed here since 1100. The church seen today dates from the thirteenth century. Medieval wall paintings. The St. John Triptych...

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Lydiard Park

Located in Lydiard Tregoze, Wiltshire, South West England, England

Approximately 3.0 miles away.

244 acres of parkland three miles from the centre of Swindon. Design influenced by Capability Brown. Large lake with a lakeside walk. A camp for American forces was built in the park in 1942...

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Less than a mile away.

Rates: 19 - 55 Per Night

At Travelodge, we provide the essentials for a comfortable night's sleep whether you're on the road for business, enjoying a city break with friends or family or you just need a bed for the night....

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Menzies Swindon, Swindon
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Less than a mile away.

Total Rooms: 94; Rates: 38 - 190 Per Night

This newly refurbished hotel provides stylish, modern accommodation in Swindon, surrounded by some of the most attractive tourist areas in England Conveniently situated in the town centre, Menzies Swindon offers first cl...

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Jurys Inn Swindon, Swindon
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Less than a mile away.

Total Rooms: 229; Rates: 39 - 139 Per Night

Superbly located in the centre of Swindon, Jurys Inn Swindon is a 3 minute walk to the bus station and a short walk to Swindon Train Station...

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