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The history of the railway via Swindon Train Station

Swindon Train Station sits right in the centre of town and only a few minutes from the Museum of the Great Western Railway. The showcase sits in the former Swindon railway works and tells the story of the people who built, operated and travelled on the famous line. You can enjoy some of the interactive exhibits as well as old video clips and interviews from the original staff.

Shop 'til you drop at Swindon Designer Outlet

For those who like retail therapy but don't like breaking the bank, the Swindon Outlet has over 100 discount stores, offering everything from iconic premium fashion brands to high-street favourites. The town is surrounded by quaint market towns and villages for those looking to stray off the beaten track. Browse locally-produced goods then find a quaint cafe or pub for afternoon lunch.

Coate Water Country Park

Just a couple of miles from Swindon, the Coate Water Country Park offers an incredible scenic two-hour walk around the lake, through the trees and farmland. Looking for a cheap hotel in Swindon? Travelodge Swindon Central Hotel is right in the heart of the town. Alternatively, Travelodge Cirencester Hotel is only a 20-minute drive and offers a more tranquil setting without straying too far from the city centre.