Swindon town guide
Swindon expanded greatly with the coming of the railways. The Great Western Railway Swindon works was famous the world over. Now the Museum of the Great Western Railway ( STEAM ) gives you a fascinating insight into this legendary transport.
The visitor to Swindon can also enjoy its Victorian parks and gardens, areas of extended woodlands, museums, galleries and centres of heritage.
Lydiard House, an elegant Georgian abode of the famous Royalist, John St John, set in rolling parkland is a local gem.
Through the year there are a number of festivals to enrich any visit; Old Town Festival, Swindon Summer Festival, Forest Festival, World Music Festival and many others.
A major development in Swindon recently has been the Designer Outlet Centre, near the Railway Museum, which have revitalised the old centre.