Swindon is a big town in the South West of England, located within the Swindon borough and county of Wiltshire. The town offers heritage buildings, parkland, museums etc., for tourists. So, taking cheap flights to Swindon for your next tour is not at all a bad plan.
The city originated as a small market town which was chiefly used for barter dealing till the middle of 1800. This part is today known as the Old Town. You can roam around the alleyways and courtyards and enjoy the lively mix of pubs, bars, cafes and traditional shops in the Old Town. You can also find several budget and luxurious hotels in Swindon to stay at.
STEAM or Museum of the Great Western Railway is situated at the site of the old railway works in the city. It was inaugurated in the year 2000, replacing the GWR Museum. Its exhibits chiefly tell the history of Swindon’s railway community. It has film archives and recorded personal experiences as well. You can witness lifelike exhibits of people at work, the construction of locomotives and other railway equipment. Here, you can also know about the life of Isambard Kingdom Brunel and his creation, the ‘Great Western Railway’. Besides, it also possesses a huge archive of photographs, books, periodicals, plans, drawings etc. associated with the Great Western Railway.
Swindon Museum and Art Gallery is another popular tourist attraction of the town. While the museum displays exhibits on the history of the city, archaeology and geology, the art gallery houses the collection of Paul Nash, Hans Coper, Lucie Rie, David Leach, L S Lowry, Lisa Milroy, Christopher le Brun, Ivon Hitchens, Maggi Hambling, Augustus John, Gwen John, Terry Frost, Ben Nicholson, Howard Hodgkin, Graham Sutherland, Steven Pippin and Henry Moore. The media items in the museum include studio pottery, photography and paintings.
If you are a football fanatic, take cheap flights to Swindon to witness a football match of BCS Crows, the legendary football team of Swindon. The team plays regular matches at local grounds for inspiring young footballers.
Besides the above mentioned attractions, there are several private and public stately homes and gardens in the town that are worth visiting.