An affluent and modern town with excellent transport links to the local area as well as to the cities of Bristol and Reading, Swindon is known for its industry and railway history. The Steam Railway Museum in the town is a must-see for all train enthusiasts, and there is a wealth of heritage to immerse yourself in from museums and art galleries to monuments and country houses. As well as being considered one of the wealthier towns in the region, the town is also thought to be one of the safest places in the country.
Growth occurred mostly from the 19th Century onwards with the Industrial Revolution, and it continues to grow today as a thoroughly modern town with excellent facilities and amenities. Shopping, dining and entertainment are all extremely well catered for, and with cultural events taking place throughout the year there's never a shortage of things to do. For 2 weeks during May each year, Swindon festival of literature hosts a plethora of daily events - not to be missed.
For those who like to get out and about, the picturesque surroundings provide an ideal opportunity to get active with plenty of green space perfect for walking and cycling. Things to do in Swindon include the Museum of Computing, as well as the STEAM Museum of the Great Western Railway. Abbey stadium is the place to go to in Swindon (Blundson) to see Greyhound racing & traditional British Speedwayracing.
Swindon is enormously proud of its sports links, and a number of well-known clubs and teams are based here. The most famous of these is its football club Swindon Town FC, which has enjoyed great deal of success over the years. Other teams represent the town in sports as diverse as speedway, ice hockey, fencing, roller derby and much more, however rugby is the second biggest sport played by Swindon Rugby Club who play at Greenbridge Road ground.