About Swindon - Swindon set in an attractive area in the midst of the Wiltshire Downs and the Cotswolds, with a mix of urban and rural communities. Despite its modern image, Swindon is not a new town and for nearly 150 years it was one of the world's great railway centres. Swindon Old Town makes a sharp contrast with the new business parks, which place the town at the forefront of the hi-tech revolution.
Shopping - Central to everything is the Brunel Centre, a modern, covered shopping mall with a wide range of shops and amenities. The Brunel Centre offers undercover shopping and boasts a whole host of well-known national and international retailers. The Swindon Designer Outlet Village. is Europe's largest covered Designer Outlet, occupying the beautifully restored Great Western railway works, near Swindon town centre.
Things to do, activities, days out in Swindon and tourist information - Famous for the Great Western Railway works, it has today been brought alive at the award-winning museum STEAM – Museum of the Great Western Railway. Swindon is also enriched with Victorian parks and gardens, areas of extended woodlands, museums, galleries and centres of heritage. Swindon has superb sports and recreation facilities.