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?