Living in Swindon

Swindon offers a lot of flexibility and choice to those who work there – you could live in a modern apartment in the centre of town or opt for a quiet Cotswold village and still be within very easy reach of the office.

We Swindon enthusiasts think this is a town which deserves a second look. Read on to find out why.

It has fantastic transport links

Situated within very close proximity to the M4 and with excellent rail links, you can be in London in under an hour and in South Wales and South West England within a short drive.

It’s surrounded by the Cotswolds and just 30 miles from Bath and Oxford, both of which are commutable.  Bristol airport is an hour away. 

The countryside

The rolling hills of the South Cotswolds and their quaint limestone villages are on the doorstep.

The Ridgeway national trail runs close to Swindon, best known for the nearby Uffington White Horse.

Spend your weekends visiting hillforts and ancient churches, doing outdoor activities or exploring cosy cafes and pubs.

The shopping

Swindon’s Outlet Village is one of the major shopping experiences in the South West, housing a wide range of shops and big brands.

Swindon also has an IMAX cinema, a tented market, independent shops in the old town and the High Streets in Bath and Oxford are within easy reach as day trips.

Things to do in Swindon

Swindon is a well known for its railway history and the Steam Museum of the Great Western Railway is well worth a visit.

The nearby Cotswold Water Park offers beaches, swimming, country trails and water sports.

No visit to Swindon is complete without a drive across the town’s infamous Magic Roundabout – consisting of six roundabouts in one complex but highly efficient traffic management system!

Page last reviewed: 19 June, 2024