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From museums to entertainment your essential guide to the very best things to do in and around Swindon.

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Fratello's Italian.

Fratellos Italian Swindon

Fratellos means Brothers in Italian, and they will welcome you like family.

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MFor Festival.

MFor Festival Swindon

MFOR the family festival is back for its third year at Lydiard Park, Swindon Fri 29 and Sat 30th July 2022.

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Los Gatos.

Los Gatos Swindon

Swindon’s only Spanish-style tapas restaurant and bar.

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Swindon is one of the South West's best-kept secrets.

Swindon is a thriving and diverse modern town that is full of hidden gems. Now with Covid restrictions easing, it is the perfect time to explore exactly why you should put Wiltshire's biggest town on your must-visit list, especially as so many of us are opting for staycations this year. Surrounded by wonderful countryside, Swindon is the ideal base for a weekend break.

If you love to shop 'til you drop, you will really love the Designer Outlet, the South West's most popular shopping outlet, housed in the lovingly restored railway works. And if culture is your bag, then STEAM - Museum of the Great Western Railway is right next door to the Designer Outlet, while the Old Town neighbourhood is great for independent shops and the fabulous Oink art gallery.

Where Swindon really punches above its weight is in the green and pleasant land category, with a simply amazing range of outdoor spaces, including Coate Water Country Park, Town Gardens and Lydiard Park. As befits such a diverse town, Swindon also boasts an enviable range of international restaurants - from Indian to Brazilian and all points in between. Last but not least, there are hotels for every taste and budget. What's not to like?

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NEWS.

Swindon's Lydiard Park Hotel gets major upgrade

Lydiard Park’s hotel has undergone major refurbishment as part of plan to make country park more sustainable.

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School students show off artistic skills in Arkell’s Brewery Jubilee drip mat competition

Students at Kingsdown School in Swindon have put their artistic skills to the test by taking part in a Jubilee drip mat competition with local business Arkell’s Brewery.

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CELEBRATE THE QUEEN’S JUBILEE IN SWINDON

CELEBRATE THE QUEEN’S JUBILEE IN SWINDON

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Things to do
in Swindon.

Your essential guide to the very best things to do in and around Swindon.

STEAM MUSEUM OF THE GWR

Swindon is the town that was built on steam, and this award-winning museum has the trains and social history displays to set the pulse racing. 

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Richard Jefferies Museum

RICHARD JEFFERIES MUSEUM

Set in the grounds of a 17th-century thatched cottage, there is a packed programme of activities at this museum dedicated to the nature writer, Richard Jefferies.

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MUSEUM OF COMPUTING

Visit the first museum in the UK dedicated exclusively to the history of computing and digital development.

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ROVES FARM

ROVES FARM

Mention the name Roves Farm to any child in Swindon and it will invariably bring a smile to their face – this really is an incredibly popular place to go to enjoy all the fun of the farm.

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