Swindon is a vibrant town with a mixture of old and new, with a range of entertainment, museums and shopping. There’s plenty of entertainment in the town, with drama, music, comedy, dance and musicals at both the Wyvern Theatre and the Swindon Arts Centre. There are a host of restaurants in the town with various international cuisines to suit different tastes, and the nightlife is lively, with plenty of bars, pubs as well as live music venues.
You’ll find all your shopping needs met in the town, with a large range of shops including well known high street stores and independent shops and boutiques, and there’s the Brunel Shopping Centre with many shops as well as eateries. The conference venues in the town include those at Alexandra House and the Best Western House Blunsdon House Hotel, and the nearest major airport is Bristol Airport.
Swindon Car Hire
Wherever you are in Swindon, it’s guaranteed that you’ll to get a car from one of the leading suppliers who provide Swindon car hire services, you can choose from many of the suppliers including Avis, Enterprise, Europcar, Firefly, Hertz, InterRent, Sixt and others.
You could visit some of these places while you’re in Swindon:
Swindon Museum and Art Gallery
Here you can see varied collections of exhibits displaying the history of the region and its people, and includes a range of fossils, Roman finds and taxidermied animals including a gharial. There are also historic exhibits relating to industrial, farming, and home life of the local people, and includes a Victorian Gallery.
Steam – Museum of the Great Western Railway
Situated in a former railway building, this Museum is dedicated to the Great Western Railway with a large range of exhibits including historic locomotives and reconstructed offices, foundry, machine shop and station platform and interactive displays. The locomotives here include the Caerphilly Castle, and you can learn all about the history of the Great Western Railway network and the famous engineer Isambard Kingdom Brunel.
Lydiard House and Park
You can visit this Grade I listed historic manor house, and look around the grand rooms including the Dining Room with decorative plasterwork and porcelain collection and the Drawing Room with fine portraits and marble fireplace. The gardens and parkland are lovely with colourful flowers, historic ice house, lakes and woodland and there are a number of events throughout the year including birds of prey shows and outdoor theatre.
Roves Farm Visitors Centre
This working farm makes a lovely outing for all the family, where you can see a range of animals including pygmy goats, donkeys, Gloucester Old Spot Pigs, ducks and sheep. There are also various activities here such as animal handling sessions and tractor and trailer rides and and indoor play barn.
The Link Centre
At this large Centre you can enjoy a great range of leisure activities and sports, with facilities which include and ice skating, swimming, squash, football, sauna and steam room, cycling studio and gym, and centre has a range of classes to take part in.
Coate Water Country Park
This is a lovely tranquil Park to visit with wide open space and a picturesque lake and nature reserve. You can enjoy the abundance of nature which includes many birds, and you can relax and have a picnic in the attractive scenery, or have a go at the pitch and putt and mini golf.
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