EXPECT THE UNEXPECTED.
VISIT SWINDON.

‘Expect the unexpected’ - Swindon is one of the South West’s best kept secrets, a thriving and diverse modern town that is full of hidden gems. Swindon offers a superb range of entertainment, leisure and accommodation for visitors of all kinds, with something for every budget - from five star breaks to budget days out. Swindon is an easy to reach destination for people visiting the South West or holidaying in the West Country - some 30 miles from Bath and Oxford, and just 16 miles from Cirencester, the capital of the Cotswolds.

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IF YOU ARE PLANNING ON VISITING SWINDON, THEN WE’VE GOT GREAT ITINERARIES FOR YOU.

Love to shop ‘til you drop? Spoil the kids with great adventures? Wine and dine in style? Catch a great show or exhibition? Whatever your idea of a great day out, Swindon is the smart choice for savvy consumers.

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DOING BUSINESS? IT’S TIME YOU SWITCHED ON TO SWINDON.

Nationwide Building Society, WH Smith, Intel, Npower, National Trust and English Heritage are some of the many major companies that call Swindon home, not to mention a hugely diverse range of SMEs and start-ups. To find out why visit Switch On To 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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Swindon Museum and Art Gallery

SWINDON MUSEUM & ART GALLERY

Discover one of Swindon’s hidden gems, a museum that offers an outstanding collection of modern art and fascinating glimpse into local history.

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