Swindon is a unique British town with a deep history and a range of things to enjoy. Mainly used as a trading point until it became an important hub for Great Western Railway in the mid-1800s, Swindon’s historical roots go back to Roman times and was even mentioned (as Suindone) in William the Conqueror’s Domesday Book. Today it’s a lively town with plenty of things to do and see from high street shopping to cultural site seeing to lovely scenic walks in its public parks. And, of course, there’s the infamous Magic Roundabout!

What's on in Swindon

21 March
Direct from it’s West End run, Breakthrough Theatre presents this brand new, one-woman show that follows the dark and thrill-filled life of the iconic Marilyn Monroe.

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Best Bar: The Glue Pot (5 Emlyn Square, Swindon) is full of real ale and quirky characters! Get a true taste of Swindon in here.

Best Restaurant: Authentic Italian in an intimate setting at family-owned Fratello’s (12 Victoria Road).

Best Shopping: House of Fraser (44-54 Canal Walk) has a wide range of designer brands.

Best Kept Secret: Swindon’s Old Town boasts many small shops selling antiques and furnishing and is to many cafes, bars and restaurants.

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