SWINDON IS A MODERN & DIVERSE TOWN STEEPED IN HERITAGE
In 1843 Isambard Kingdom Brunel spotted the potential of Swindon’s location between London and the South West to build the GWR railway works, which eventually became one of the largest manufacturing sites in the world.
Modern Swindon offers visitors a staggering variety of experiences to explore, often with a tantalizing hint of the past, whether it’s a swanky shopping trip to the Designer Outlet in the old GWR Carriage Works or a bracing walk along the Ridgeway, Britain’s oldest road.
Past and present are also on display in Old Town, where Swindon Museum and Art Gallery’s much-heralded collection of UK modern art, and a range of funky restaurants, bars and artisan shops make for a great day out. If it’s the great outdoors you love, all the family will enjoy Lydiard Park, Coate Water Country Park or the orchard and meadow at Richard Jefferies Museum.
Whether it’s history or high jinks, muddy boots or Jimmy Choos, Swindon really does have something for everybody!
When are you next visiting Swindon?