Things to do in Swindon
If you’re a fan of stunning lakes, Coate Water is the ideal Swindon attraction for you. There is an enormous reservoir which was constructed in 1822 to replenish the Wilts & Berks Canal, however, this was abandoned. Soon after this, the reservoir simply became a stunning centrepiece.
Mouldon Hill Country Park
Mouldon Hill Country Park is a truly breathtaking day out. It contains a 100-metre gill over the River Ray which is a fantastic sight to see. You can see over the Old Swindon Canal which is currently being restored. As well as the lake, enjoy views, foliage and plants which truly immerse you in nature.
Avebury Stone Circle
Avebury Stone Circle is unique in that you can walk amongst the stones and climb up the circular earthworks. A place of spiritual importance, this is the largest stone circle in Britain. This is a breathtaking place to visit if you’re in Swindon.
Lydiard Park is a stunning place to visit, with over 260 acres of beautiful parkland. If you’re visiting Swindon, you simply must come here and immerse yourself in the beauty. During the summer, tour guides can show you through the intricate rooms of the house.
If you’re taking little ones on holiday, Roves Farm is the ideal place to go. A fantastic agricultural attraction with plenty of exciting play areas. Children will love to see the animals and interact with them. They can enjoy tractor rides and well as feeding the animals they meet.
Richard Jefferies Museum
The Wiltshire countryside is stunning, and what better way to celebrate than visiting the Richard Jefferies Museum. He often expressed his love for the landscapes so this is most fitting. In the museum, explore pieces of his family memorabilia and see the shops of his works.
Stanton Country Park
Stanton Country Park is a stunning day out for all the family. Enjoy the tranquil peace and quiet of nature in a 185-hectare country park with meadows and an expansive fish pond. Gaze at vulnerable oak trees during The Great Wood, a tract dating back four centuries.
Swindon and Cricklade Railway
Swindon and Cricklade Railway is a great day out in Swindon for all the family. Having both steam and diesel locomotives, this attraction typically runs on weekends. Enjoy a variety of special events such as Murder Mystery nights, Treasure Hunts and Santa visits at Christmas.
Swindon Museum and Art Gallery
The Swindon Museum and Art Gallery are a joint attraction. The museum section is a stunning Georgian townhouse with archaeological finds, great for exploration. Jurassic fossils are another great feature and even a mummified hand from Ancient Egypt.
STEAM Museum of the Great Western Railway
If you are staying in Swindon, a trip to the Museum of the Great Western Railway is vital. It’s functioned for over 140 years and used to be the largest railway facilities in the world. Featuring the Isambard Kingdon Brunel, the engineer who designed the railway and its infrastructure.