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Places to Visit, Things to Do and Days Out in or near Swindon

The large Wiltshire town of Swindon was previously well known as being a railway town having expanded in the 1800's following advent of rail and the siting of Isambard Kingdom Brunel's railway works in the town. Today the town has grown vastly and covers a large area, with good road a rail links to Wales and the west country and London. It has several shopping centres including the designer outlet village which is situated in the old railway works. Places to Visit in or near Swindon Buscot Park and Buscot Park are listed below.
9 Results In Or Near Swindon
9.4 miles from the centre of Swindon
Discover, Buscot Park, a magnificent stately mansion and intimate family home Part owed by the National Trust and part owned by Lord Faringdon, Buscot House in Oxfordshire has fabulous grounds to explore across the seasons. The gardens are split into very different areas - a particular favourite with horticultural fans is the walled garden with its pleached hop hornbeam central avenue with a fountain and surrounding quadrants planted up to reflect the four seasons. We love the gloriou...
9.4 miles from the centre of Swindon
Discover, Buscot Park, a magnificent stately mansion and intimate family home The home of Lord Faringdon, 18th century Buscot Park in Oxfordshire is one of those glorious English country estates that whisk you back through the centuries as you wander in awe at the beautiful paintings and plates, pots and urns, furniture and fabrics. If you've the time before you visit, take a look at Buscot's website in which Lord Faringdon himelf explains the history by which he came to live in the hou...
9.7 miles from the centre of Swindon
Discover the land before time at Avebury Probably one of England's best known tourist attractions (and a World Heritage Site), Avebury is a Neolithic henge monument containing three stone circles in Wiltshire. The site has much to thank archaeologist Alexander Keiller, known as the marmalade millionaire thanks to his breakfast creation, who opened a museum here to display much of the findings of the site in 1938 in the old stable building of Avebury manor where he lived. A wonderful t...
11.3 miles from the centre of Swindon
Kelmscott Manor is a 17th century farmhouse known for its inspiration on William Morris - writer, designer and craftsman, who first saw it in 1871. Due to major conservation and improvement works funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund, the Manor is now closed. Visit the website for more information.
12.1 miles from the centre of Swindon
The Swan at Southrop is Thyme's 17th century English village pub with a beautiful restaurant and dining room, serving the best of what English country life has to offer, located a stone's throw away from the Estate, at the heart of Southrop's village community. “Home grown, homemade and produce-driven” is the motto at The Swan, where each morning, fresh vegetables, herbs, and eggs are harvested from the estate's gardens and incorporated in the seasonal menus. Award-winning landscape gardener,...
6.4 miles from the centre of Swindon
Dan Ingram worked for Heton Blumenthal for three years before taking up the position of head chef of this historic Wiltshire pub, just off the Thames Path. The 17th century building retains much of its period charm including Roaring log fires, historic bric-a-brac, and a pub garden and it welcomes drinkers with open arms. There's homemade pub fare like honey and mustard roast ham, free range eggs and triple cooked chips in the bar, but head for the restaurant for a full three course meal made...
2.7 miles from the centre of Swindon
Lydiard Park is a beautiful historic estate on the western edge of Swindon, with the Palladian House, Church and Walled Garden, set in 260 acres of parkland.
14.7 miles from the centre of Swindon
Established nearly 20 years ago, this privately-owned restaurant has had a Michelin Star for 12 years in a row. It has also been named AA and Decanter Restaurant of The Year and won numerous International Wine Awards. The owner, Roger Jones, is also a wine journalist and wine judge, working for Decanter Magazine, The_Buyer.net, CSWWC, DWWA & Taittinger Sommelier of The Year.
10.0 miles from the centre of Swindon
The House of Thomas Bayly was built following the Great Fire of Marlborough in 1653. Over the years 1653-1700 a fine timber and brick building was constructed,
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