The historic town of Swindon is located in south West England, between the major cities of Bristol and London. It is best known as the setting for Ricky Gervais' internationally acclaimed comedy, The Office. However, visitors have the opportunity to explore the splendid courtyards, peruse the traditional shops and enjoy good company at the local pubs. You are bound to enjoy a stay at one of the luxury serviced apartments available in this charming town.
The history of Swindon can be traced back to the early Bronze Age. However, the local economy prospered subsequent to the construction of the railway during the mid-19th century. Visitors can learn a great deal about this aspect of Swindon's history at the Museum of the Great Western Railway. This popular heritage centre contains a range of interactive exhibits and steam engines that were built at the height of the industrial revolution.
The historical learning experience may continue at the Wroughton Science Museum. You'll undoubtedly be intrigued by the great range of scientific instruments and engineering technologies at this popular visitor centre. You may also take the opportunity to learn about the contemporary development of information technology at the museum of computing. An enjoyable afternoon could be rounded off with some retail therapy at the Brunei shopping centre.
Those of you who visit during the summer months may well be keen to explore the green spaces of Swindon. You might even be tempted to play a round of mini golf and observe the diversity of flora and fauna at the Coate Water Park. If you're really fascinated by nature then it would be worth visiting Studley Grange Butterfly World and Craft Village. You may spot butterfly species such as the tree nymph, swallow tail and lace wing before encountering meerkats and otters at this fascinating nature centre.
It's quite likely that you'll be in the mood for some evening entertainment after visiting Swindon's major attractions. Thankfully there are a good selection of music venues and theatres in the local area. You may also enjoy some of the culinary delights at traditional pubs in the town centre. Or perhaps you'll put your dancing shoes on and hit some of Swindon's most popular nightclubs.
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