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Swindon is a large town in the county of Wiltshire in the South West of England. The town of Swindon lies East of Wales and the city of Bristol. Swindon was recently voted one of the best places to live in the UK in terms of income, location, and quality of life. With parks, forests, lakes, and plenty of cycle paths, Swindon is a great place to visit.
The name of the town comes from when it was formed as a Saxon Village, the Saxon words swine dun means pig hill.
Swindon is host to many events throughout the year including the Swindon Festival of Literature, the Swindon Mela, and the Summer Breeze festival.
Trains to Swindon stop at Swindon Train Station which opened in 1842 as Swindon Junction. Swindon Train Station hosted the first ever railway refreshment rooms due to the fact until 1895 every train stopped there for at least 10 minutes to change locomotives. There are regular trains to Swindon from major UK stations including London Paddington, Bristol Temple Meads, and Cardiff Central.
On this page, you will find tips for booking cheap train tickets to Swindon.
Swindon is full of places worth visiting, whether it be Museums, Parks, or the Theatre. As a town with a rich railway history, STEAM the museum of the Great Western Railway is a great experience. Lydiard Park is set in 260 acres of parkland with a Walled Garden, Cafe, and Church it is a great place to visit with family. Wyvern Theatre with 635 seats hosts a variety of shows including comedy, music, and plays.
Swindon has a great selection of independent and chain restaurants. If you love Indian food then Ruchi is well worth trying, Banditos Burritos offers authentic Mexican food on a 35-seater double-decker bus, and Greek Olive has plenty of Mediterranean food on offer.